On the week of March 14 to March 18 2016, Mr.Nicola Di Pietrantonio, Programme Manager at the Directorate-General for Neighborhood and Enlargement Negotiations (Regional Programmes Neighborhood South) conducted a mission to Lebanon to visit a number of projects, including the CES-MED and SUDEP.
The EU-funded CES-MED Project has held its 6th Steering Committee (PSC) meeting in Brussels on March 8th 2016. Delegates and focal points from the eight affiliated countries, have participated in this first PSC after the granting of 18 months’ extension to the Project by the European Commission. The meeting was held in the premises of Thon Hotel in the centre of Brussels.
A meeting on Sustainable Energy Action Plans (SEAPs) took place in the municipality of Sousse on December 17, 2015. Representatives of the local authorities, the National agency for energy efficiency (ANME) and CES-MED’s experts discussed the results of the Baseline Emission Study for Sousse and the Community Awareness and Promotion Plans.
CES-MED’s Team Leader shares the project’s experience on the elaboration of the Sustainable Energy Action Plans (SEAPs) and data collection of Baseline Emission Inventories in three selected localities in Lebanon: Beirut, Kab Elias and Baakline.
CES-MED and CEDRO 4 will be cooperating on the development of the Sustainable Energy Action Plan for the municipality of Kabrikha in Lebanon.
The CES-MED project has conducted a tailored communication and CAPP training workshop for the local authorities in the context of the implementation of the European Union funded project CES-MED in and its activities in Lebanon (promoting the development of renewable energies in the Mediterranean cities) under the European instrument for the neighborhood and partnership instrument (ENPI) and implemented by the Human Dynamics consortium.
The CES-MED project has co-organised with the Ministry of Energy and Water Resources (MEWR) a National conference on the elaboration of Sustainable Energy Action Plans on Nov 2nd 2015 in Tel Aviv, Israel.
On 15 October 2015, the Covenant of Mayors will hold its Annual Ceremony at the European Parliament in Brussels. This year, the Ceremony will be organised jointly with its sister initiative Mayors Adapt on adaptation to climate change. It will also unveil a "New Covenant", with more ambitious commitments for 2030.
An international forum on environment will take place October 12, 2015 in Rabat, the Moroccan Minister of Environment, Ms Hakima El Haite announced on September 2. The MoE is organizing this important forum, as the event is part of the talks preceding the 21st UN Conference on Climate Change (COP 21) to be held in Paris from 30 November to 11 December this year.
The Cleaner Energy Saving Mediterranean Cities (CESMED) project and the Support Programme for Insfratsructure Sector Strategies and Alternative FInancing (SISSAF) are amongst the top three finalists to run for the "Energy Ambassador of the Year 2015 Award” under the category “International Company". The award campaign is being organised as a part of the Beirut Energy Forum 2015 that will be held on 9-11 September 2015 in Lebanon, under the patronage of HE. Mr.