Briefs / Focus / Spot Ons

Financing the Sustainable Development of the Mediterranean: What Role for Green and Climate Finance?
  • Policy Brief

Financing the Sustainable Development of the Mediterranean: What Role for Green and Climate Finance?

Today, the main challenge regarding green finance in the Mediterranean region is upscaling the level of funds available to meet the urgent financing needs of the green transition in a region that is particularly impacted by climate change and environ...

27 April 2022
L’économie bleue, un défi pour les pays du sud de la Méditerranée : le cas de l’Algérie
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L’économie bleue, un défi pour les pays du sud de la Méditerranée : le cas de l’Algérie

Comme d’autres pays de la rive sud de la Méditerranée, l’Algérie est un pays à fort potentiel de développement de l’économie bleue. Mais il ne peut être appliquée sans une base de connaissances ciblées et fiables.

22 February 2022
Environmental Fiscal Reform in the MENA region. The Case of Egypt: Lessons and Challenges
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Environmental Fiscal Reform in the MENA region. The Case of Egypt: Lessons and Challenges

It provides insights on the state of play of environmental fiscal reform in Egypt and formulates recommendations on ways to make the environmental tax reform more impactful in terms of reduction of the level of emissions, incentivisation of the use a...

7 February 2022
Climate and Environmental Change in the Mediterranean: Grasping the Scope of the Challenge
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Climate and Environmental Change in the Mediterranean: Grasping the Scope of the Challenge

The Mediterranean remains one of the least protected regions in the world while its natural resources are under heavy pressure.

22 November 2021
Israel, Jordan and UAE come closer on a new water-renewable deal brokered by the US. What does it mean for the EU?
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Israel, Jordan and UAE come closer on a new water-renewable deal brokered by the US. What does it mean for the EU?

The United Arab Emirates-brokered energy and water agreement between Israel and Jordan could pave the way for greater European Union (EU) involvement and support for regional integration on climate and water issues in the Middle Eas

18 November 2021
Accélérer la transition énergétique au sud et à l’est de la Méditerranée: facteurs clés et défis
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Accélérer la transition énergétique au sud et à l’est de la Méditerranée: facteurs clés et défis

Carrefour de trois continents, c’est autour de la Méditerranée que sont nées et se sont épanouies certaines des plus belles civilisations du globe. La région connaît des mutations profondes depuis quelques années et celles-ci ont un impact p...

12 November 2021
Environmental Activism In The Southern Mediterranean Region
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Environmental Activism In The Southern Mediterranean Region

Despite some governments having recently taken significant steps in promoting space for the youth in the decision-making process, it seems that the voice of young people is not yet fully heard in policy-making processes as they are hardly considered...

8 November 2021
Strategic Urban Planning and Climate Migration in the Cities of Lebanon
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Strategic Urban Planning and Climate Migration in the Cities of Lebanon

Understanding the role of cities as drivers of sustainability is critical to develop synergies between all levels of governance, the civil society and the citizenry, towards the implementation of the 2030 Agenda.

8 November 2021
On The Road To The COP26 In Glasgow: Climate Diplomacy in the Mediterranean
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On The Road To The COP26 In Glasgow: Climate Diplomacy in the Mediterranean

The Mediterranean remains one of the least protected regions in the world while its natural resources are under heavy pressure.

28 October 2021
Raising Private Sector Investments and Social Awareness to Boost the Green Transition in the Southern Neighbourhood: Two Parts of the Same Equation
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Raising Private Sector Investments and Social Awareness to Boost the Green Transition in the Southern Neighbourhood: Two Parts of the Same Equation

By outlining that the European Green Deal represents a unique opportunity for Euro-Mediterranean cooperation, the strategy postulates that the EU and its SN partner countries should work together to strengthen environmental resilience.

30 June 2021
The Role of Civil Society Organizations in raising Awareness of the Green Transition in the Southern Neighbourhood. Obstacles, Practices and Potential for the EU’s Support
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The Role of Civil Society Organizations in raising Awareness of the Green Transition in the Southern Neighbourhood. Obstacles, Practices and Potential for the EU’s Support

Civil society organizations (CSOs) in Southern Mediterranean Countries (SMCs) often lack the adaptive management capacity that is essential to become effective agents for coordinated and long-term development process.

30 June 2021
Climate Change in the Middle East: a Source of Cooperation or Conflict?
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Climate Change in the Middle East: a Source of Cooperation or Conflict?

Climate change is a major governance challenge in the Middle East, but water and food availability in the region is currently affected more by unsustainable groundwater extraction, demographic change, and unregulated transboundary water flows

25 February 2021