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.

COP comes to MENA: The UN Climate Change Conference (COP27) in Egypt
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COP comes to MENA: The UN Climate Change Conference (COP27) in Egypt

The 27th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 27) to the UNFCCC will take place in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt from 6 to 18 November 2022. Although this year`s COP is understood as an African COP, and less as a COP... More

Sustainable Transformation of Energy Systems in the MENA Region
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Sustainable Transformation of Energy Systems in the MENA Region

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region faces a wide array of challenges, including rapidly growing population, slowing economic growth, high rates of unemployment, and significant environmental pressures. More

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Publications

Electric bus in MENA

Smadi, Ayman; Hussein, Marwan

Electric bus in MENA

Amman, 2021

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The risks and opportunities of green hydrogen production and export from the MENA region to Europe

Matthes, Cornelius; Aruffo, Valeria; Retby-Pradeau, Louis

The risks and opportunities of green hydrogen production and export from the MENA region to Europe

Study on behalf of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung
Amman, 2020

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A green recovery for a more resilient MENA region

A green recovery for a more resilient MENA region

Youth perspective on energy, climate & mobility ; a youth perspective position paper
Amman, 2020

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Events

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Keep up to date on important events at COP 27


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21.09.2022 | Climate and Energy | Events

The Regional Climate & Energy Project in Cooperation with Climate Tracker cordially invite you to the launching event of “the “Negotiations of Arab…


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15.06.2022 | Climate and Energy | Events

This study assesses Jordan's current status on the road to full utilization of renewable energy, and discusses how to overcome challenges to advance…


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Press

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A report titled “Power-to-X Green Hydrogen Opportunities in Jordan” delved into Power-to-X (PtX) technologies, focusing on green hydrogen and its…


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A study titled “Aqaba: A Resilient City through its Neighbourhoods” showed that sustainable mobility, environment and urbanisation are critical facets…


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Jordan has great potential to grow its economy and provide jobs through expanding its use of green energy, a report showed on Tuesday.


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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.AlShamali(at)fes.de

Dina Kisbi

Program Manager
Climate & Energy Project

Dina.kisbi(at)fes.de

Farah Khalaf

Finance Manager
Climate & Energy Project

Farah.Khalaf(at)fes.de


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