Context and objectives
Promoted and fully financed by the European Union, CLIMA-MED seeks to enhance energy security and the adaptive capacity of partner countries while encouraging their transition to low carbon and climate-resilient economies.
Identified as a climate change hotspot region, the numerous effects of climate change in the Mediterranean– including increasing water scarcity, rising temperatures and growing rates of desertification – are felt across borders in the region. The increasing frequency of climate change impacts affects both socio-economic development and the geopolitical environment.
The overall objective of CLIMA-MED is to enhance energy security and adaptive capacity of partner countries while fostering their transition to low carbon and climate-resilient economies, thereby contributing to more stable, efficient, competitive and climate-resilient socio-economic contexts. The project objective is in-line and part of the “Energy security and Climate action in the Southern Neighbourhood 2017-2018” programme, which was adopted by the European Commission in 2017.
The project will be developed in coordination with other donors, bilateral EU programmes, as well as those being implemented directly at the national and local level. Creating synergies with relevant projects and programmes will be vital and will involve consultations with a wide range of initiatives, including those under the EU External Investment Plan.
Achieving long-lasting impact
The achievement of each of these result areas – which we will realize throughout the Project Implementation – will lead to enhanced energy security and adaptive capacity of partner countries, fostering their transition to low carbon and climate- resilient economies. This will subsequently contribute to more stable, efficient, competitive and climate-resilient socio-economic contexts, while increasing energy independence and reducing emissions.
48 months (June 2018 to June 2022)
6,9 Million Euros
Promoted by the European Commission, the Clima-Med project is implemented by a Consortium led by Hulla & Co. Human Dynamics KG with a total budget of € 6,9 million, fully provided by the EU.
Joint Research Center
Global Covenant of Mayors
National Authorities in 8 countries involved (key ministries and national actors in Climate Action)
Over 200 Local authorities
Non-State actors (e.g. universities and NGOs)
The project target beneficiaries are national and local authorities in ENI south countries: Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine and Tunisia. The project will serve them through two offices, one in the Mashreq (Beirut, Lebanon) and one in the Maghreb region (Rabat, Morocco).
Work Package 1. Improved climate change governance and mainstreaming climate action
– Develop coordination capacity on climate related policies
– Mainstream climate adaptation and actions into national strategies and policies
– Promote awareness raising and stakeholders dialogue and ensure project visibility and actions into national strategies and policies
Work Package 2: Sustainable local actions
– Assist local authorities in the design, implementation and monitoring of SEACAPs in cooperation with National Authorities
– Provide Helpdesk to the preparation of SEACAPs and act as the Covenant of Mayors in South Mediterranean (CoM Med).
– Ensure information dissemination and awareness raising.
Work Package 3: Access to finance for projects’ implementation
– Formulate solid financing proposals at national level
– Support the implementation of concrete local sustainable actions
– Boost innovative Public-Private Partnerships
WP1: Improved climate change governance and mainstreaming climate action
• Stimulating ownership to embed coordination mechanisms
• Facilitating integrated responses to climate mainstreaming
• Integrated awareness-raising
WP2: Sustainable local actions
• Empowering the local authorities and assure partnership with NAs
• Innovative and tailored capacity building
• Enabling the growth of the CoM
• Establishing a climate action coalition of relevant actors
WP3: Access to finance for projects’ implementation
• Translating plans into fundable programmes and projects
• Adopting innovative approaches to climate finance
• Building momentum on fast-track financing of projects