The EU-funded CES-MED Project has held its Sixth PSC meeting in Brussels on March 8th 2016

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.

Meeting on SEAPs with Sousse municipality in Tunisia

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.

The CES-MED Team Leader, Mr. Naguib Amin is featuring in the October edition of CEDRO’s bulletin with an overview of the activities performed in Lebanon under the frameworks of the project.

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.

CES-MED Communication Workshop for the Municipalities of Beirut and Qab Elias to “Support cities/Municipalities with the design of their Community Awareness and Promotion Plan” (CAPP).

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.

Representatives from towns and cities leading the way on climate mitigation and adaptation will launch Mayors Adapt

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 takes place October 12, 2015 in Rabat, Morocco

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 CESMED project and SISSAF programme amongst the top three finalists to compete for award in Lebanon

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.

National conference on "Cities and Sustainable Energy" hosted by the APRUE and the CES-MED project in Algeria, June 2015

The Agency for the Promotion and Rational Use of Energy (APRUE) and the CES-MED project were pleased with the outcomes from hosting the national conference "Cities and Sustainable Energy" on June 10, 2015 at the Hilton Hotel in Algiers.

More than hundred delegates from Municipal Councils, municipal representatives, institutional and business stakeholders (the Ministry of Energy, DGCL, DUE Algiers, ANME Tunisia) discussed topics related to waste management, transport and public lighting.