Energy & Climate Action

The SEMed Private Renewable Energy Framework “SPREF” aims to break down barriers preventing the development of private renewable energy markets in Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt and Jordan. The framework provides efficient financing mechanisms and targeted technical cooperation support for the implementation of renewable energy projects in the region. SPREF will support countries to meet renewable energy targets and avoid CO2 emissions. The project will benefit the following actors in the four southern and eastern Mediterranean countries (Egypt, Jordan, Morocco and Tunisia): Private international ...

“UfM Energy University by Schneider Electric” will provide free and specialised education programmes for energy professionals through an online platform.

The objectives of the project are the development of expertise in energy efficiency and renewable energy through free online courses together with enhanced networking amongst regional experts in energy efficiency and renewable energy.

A core group of countries, Morocco, Tunisia, Turkey and Algeria, will act as project facilitators to ensure the content of the courses meets the identified needs and priorities of the region in coordination...

The declaration of the UfM Ministerial Meeting on Environment and Climate Change, held on 13 May 2014, included climate change for the first time as a priority area of cooperation for the UfM. It underlined the urgency to address climate change due to its close connection with other major regional concerns, such as energy, water scarcity, desertification, food security, overpopulation and resilience to extreme weather events.

In this context, the UfM Climate Change Expert Group has been created to act as a regional platform, showcasing how a complex system of relevant initiatives,...

Recognising the importance of addressing energy challenges, the UfM Secretariat fulfils its role as a platform for UfM Members, financial institutions, regional organisations, industrial enterprises and experts working towards the enhancement of synergies in the fields of renewable energies and energy efficiency, integration of electricity markets and gas in the Mediterranean region. It is in this spirit that the SOM of March 2015 approved the establishment of three UfM high-level Energy Platforms:

  • The UfM Regional Electricity Market Platform (UfM REM Platform)
  • The UfM Renewable Energy...

Located in the Tafila Governate, the 117 MW wind farm contributes to Jordan’s energy strategy and to regional targets in the field of clean energy. Jordan has set an ambitious goal of achieving 10% of total energy from renewable sources by 2020, of which wind power will account for 66.6%. The project aligns with regional dialogue principles as it will contribute to reducing the country’s high dependency on energy imports while developing renewable energy generation. Tafila will also create a local value chain (job opportunities and training capacities), improve access to energy, increase en...