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Anticipating and Mitigating Side-Effects: The Road to a Successful Green Transition in the Euro-Mediterranean Region
  • Policy Study

Anticipating and Mitigating Side-Effects: The Road to a Successful Green Transition in the Euro-Mediterranean Region

This policy study addresses the questions of energy security and green transition, taking stock of how Southern Mediterranean countries are reacting to the transformation of the global energy and what opportunities are offered by the EU Green Deal.

28 April 2022
Could the EU’s New Agenda for the Mediterranean Turn Climate Change from a “Threat Multiplier” into an “Opportunities Multiplier”?
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Could the EU’s New Agenda for the Mediterranean Turn Climate Change from a “Threat Multiplier” into an “Opportunities Multiplier”?

This paper analyses the level of vulnerability of Mediterranean countries to climate risks and to detect climate warning-related impacts on security, and discusses the implementation of the New Agenda of the Mediterranean.

29 March 2022
The EU Green Deal. A new momentum for democratic governance in the MENA region?
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The EU Green Deal. A new momentum for democratic governance in the MENA region?

Environmentally sound and socially just policies in countries beyond the EU will hardly materialise without improvements in the area of democratic governance.

26 January 2022
Socioeconomic Impacts of Climate Change in the Mediterranean
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Socioeconomic Impacts of Climate Change in the Mediterranean

The purpose of gathering knowledge on the socioeconomic impact of climate change is to advise decision- makers on the difficult decisions to be taken to mitigate and adapt to climate change in a region facing severe threats that climate change only...

26 November 2021
A Euro-Mediterranean Green Deal? Towards A Green Economy In The Southern Mediterranean
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A Euro-Mediterranean Green Deal? Towards A Green Economy In The Southern Mediterranean

The transition to a green economy requires nothing short of a major, structural transformation of economic models, domestic and global. The scale and pace of the change needed and the high level of uncertainty require bold commitments.

18 June 2021
Ensuring Water Security in the Middle East: Policy Implications
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Ensuring Water Security in the Middle East: Policy Implications

Over the last decades, the Middle East, and more specifically the Eastern Mediterranean region, has experienced a rapid process of desertification. This increased scarcity has significant political and socioeconomic impacts for the entire region.

6 April 2020
Agriculture and Food Security in Climate Sensitive Areas in the Mediterranean
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Agriculture and Food Security in Climate Sensitive Areas in the Mediterranean

In the context of climate change and the growing need to preserve natural resources, the study identifies the main blocking points for the contribution of local and regional authorities in the mentioned areas.

6 April 2020
Climate Security in the Sahel and the Mediterranean: Local and Regional Responses
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Climate Security in the Sahel and the Mediterranean: Local and Regional Responses

Due to its geography, demography and proliferation of conflicts, the Sahel region is the most threatened in the world by climate change. Any deterioration of the situation in the Sahel has repercussions on Europe and its relations with Africa.

22 April 2019
The Water-Energy-Food Security Nexus in the Western Mediterranean. Development and Sustainability in the 5+5 Area
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The Water-Energy-Food Security Nexus in the Western Mediterranean. Development and Sustainability in the 5+5 Area

Too often the interaction between water, food and energy in the Mediterranean has been characterised by distortions that have triggered negative externalities rather than positive synergies.

10 December 2018
The Eastern Mediterranean: New Dynamics and Potential for Cooperation
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The Eastern Mediterranean: New Dynamics and Potential for Cooperation

The positive diplomatic momentum witnessed by the Eastern Mediterranean has been challenged by a variety of geo-political factors. Navigating the sub-region towards a win-win requires relevant stakeholders to identify opportunities for cooperation.

2 March 2018
Green Finance in the Mediterranean
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Green Finance in the Mediterranean

The emergence of critical environmental issues requires an integration of sustainability concerns into the mechanisms of the global economy. Green finance holds the promise of an integrated way to address environmental challenges.

12 December 2017
Geopolitics, Gas and Grand Ambitions: The Outlook for Petroleum Production in the East Mediterranean
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Geopolitics, Gas and Grand Ambitions: The Outlook for Petroleum Production in the East Mediterranean

News of mass migration, terrorism and civil war in the Mediterranean has overshadowed another potentially game-changing development in the region, namely the consequences of major natural gas discoveries.

16 November 2016