Regional Climate and Energy Project

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) is suffering more from the implications of climate change than most other world regions. The rise in extreme weather conditions such as floods and droughts, a growing shortage of water, desertification and harvest losses that come with rising costs of food, are some of the most obvious consequences.

By advocating for an energy transition into renewable energy, we challenge the fossil fuel driven economies of many of the MENA countries and encourage the exploration of the enormous economic potential of solar and wind energy with a daily average of nine hours of sun. Not only businesses and investors should benefit of the energy transition, but also citizens, households and municipalities.

Thus, we search solutions for a just transition in the energy sector ensuring both, the protection of the planet and the people.

With our regional partner organizations and environmental activists, we promote the concept of international and domestic climate justice. We train our partners, civil society organisations, in climate diplomacy and bring them together with governments, support research and policy advising in the energy and climate change sector and work on local solutions for adaptation and energy efficiency on the ground.

Climate Action Network - Arab World Infographics
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Climate Action Network - Arab World Infographics

The MENA region continues to be a region with a huge potential for the expansion of renewable energy sources. Renewable energy sources nevertheless only account for 2.5% of total regional energy production in 2015. At... More


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Publications

Power-to-[X]

Manna', Rashed; Saffouri, Omar

Power-to-[X]

Green hydrogen opportunities in Jordan ; Report to the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung
Amman, 2022

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Circular economy in cities of the MENA region

El Mir, Jamila; Elgendy, Karim; Khamlichi, Hajar

Circular economy in cities of the MENA region

Prospects and challenges for material circularity
Amman, 2022

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Aqaba: a resilient city through its neighborhoods

Aqaba: a resilient city through its neighborhoods

Amman, 2021

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Sustainable transformation of Iraq's energy system

Ersoy, Sibel Raquel; Terrapon-Pfaff, Julia

Sustainable transformation of Iraq's energy system

Development of a phase model
Amman, 2021

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The socio-economic effects of solar energy in the Middle East and North Africa

Schuetze, Benjamin

The socio-economic effects of solar energy in the Middle East and North Africa

Amman, 2021

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Sarah Hepp

Director of the Regional Climate & Energy Project

sarah.hepp(at)fes.de

Abdallah Alshamali

Program Manager
Climate & Energy Project

abdallah(at)fes-jordan.org

Dina Kisbi

Program Manager
Climate & Energy Project

dina(at)fes-jordan.org

Farah Khalaf

Finance Manager
Climate & Energy Project

farah(at)fes-jordan.org


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