RCREEE and the Government of the Netherlands Launch Climate Action and Energy Policy Dialogue

On 18th October 2017 in Cairo, Egypt, the Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE) and the Government of the Netherlands announced, along the UfM Energy Platform, the first of its kind partnership to support regional policy dialogue on renewable energy, energy efficiency and climate action in the Southern Mediterranean Region.

 

The partnership was announced during the first Energy and Climate Business Forum organised by the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM). In the presence of 170 attendees of the forum, Mrs. Tessa Terpstra, the Dutch Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Regional Envoy for Water and Energy Security and Mr. Ahmed Badr, RCREEE Executive Director pledged their joint support for renewable energy (RE), energy efficiency (EE) and climate action regulatory framework in the Southern Mediterranean region to attract more long-term investment.

The policy dialogue will include the government, the private and public sectors and civil society from the North and the South Mediterranean countries and will concentrate on topics such as RE, EE, climate action and climate finance. In this context, RCREEE will act as the “animator” of the UfM RE and EE Platform together with the Mediterranean Association of National Agencies of Energy Conservation – MEDENER/Italian National agency for new technologies, energy and sustainable economic development (ENEA).

It is envisaged that the dialogue will contribute to knowledge exchanges between two rims of the Mediterranean, improve the institutional framework for climate action executive regulations and result in the creation of the first of its kind MENA Climate Change Financing Facility (C2F2).The facility will allow an increased access of Southern Mediterranean States to climate finance.

 

About RCREEE

RCREEE is an intergovernmental organization with a diplomatic status that aims to enable and increase the adoption of renewable energy and energy efficiency practices in the Arab region. RCREEE teams with regional governments and global organizations to initiate and lead clean energy policy dialogues, strategies, technologies and capacity development in order to increase Arab states’ share of tomorrow’s energy. We cover 17 Member states in total: Algeria, Bahrain, Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Palestine, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, and Yemen.

For more information about the organisation and the new partnership on energy policy dialogue, please send an e-mail to: info@rcreee.org