CLIMA-MED: Acting for Climate in South Mediterranean
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, affecting both socio-economic development and the geopolitical environment.
The overall objective of CLIMA-MED is to enhance the 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 communities, while at the same time increasing energy independence and reducing emissions. The project objective is in-line with 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 and bilateral EU programmes, as well as those being implemented directly at the national and local level. Working 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.
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 Southern 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 mainstreamed climate action
– Develop coordination capacity on climate-related policies.
– Mainstream climate adaptation actions into national strategies and policies.
– Promote awareness-raising and stakeholder dialogue to ensure project visibility.
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 project 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 mainstreamed 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 project implementation
• Translating plans into fundable programmes and projects.
• Adopting innovative approaches to climate finance.
• Building momentum on fast-track financing of projects.