With vast renewable resource potential and economic incentives to embrace clean power, Algeria is well positioned to play a major role in the energy transition of North Africa and beyond. Algeria can leverage renewable energy deployment to incentivize economic development while reducing greenhouse gas emissions and improving its fiscal health.
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An unprecedented threat to humanity, the climate crisis has been escalating for decades, looming over the environment, the global economy, as well as international peace and stability. Located inNorthwest Africa, Morocco is among the most vulnerable countries to climate change, although it contributes very little to it.
The Mediterranean is among the regions that are most affected by climate change. According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the region will face a “heightened risk of water shortages, coastal flooding and exposure to potentially deadly extreme heat”, with temperatures growing faster than the global average, impacting sectors such as agricul
Egypt’s situation in terms of sustainability is far from excellent. The ecological footprint per capita is already 4.5 times higher than the country's biocapacity. Furthermore, Egypt is highly vulnerable to the threat of climate change on multiple fronts, including rising sea levels, heat waves, and water scarcity. Increasing the pace of decarbonization and energy diversification with low-carbon resources is an urgent priority for the country to achieve a more sustainable future.
Tunisia is a signatory party of the 2015 Paris Agreement (PA) on climate change and as part of its Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) for 2030, it has committed to reduce its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in all sectors (energy, industrial processes and product use, agriculture, forestry and other land uses, and waste).
With a target of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% by 2030 and becoming climate neutral by 2050, the European Green Deal sets out the response chosen by the EU and its member states to tackle climate and environmental challenges.
The MED This Week newsletter provides expert analysis and informed insights on the most significant developments in the MENA region, bringing together unique opinions on the topic and reliable foresight on future scenarios. Today, we turn the spotlight on the first year of the Biden administration, focusing on the evolution of the US’ approach to several key policy issues concerning the Middle East.
On Sunday 23 January, Turkish Cypriots will head to the polls in the parliamentary elections, following the resignation of the precarious nationalist right-wing coalition formed by the National Unity Party (Ulusal Birlik Partisi - UBP), Democrat Party (Demokrat Parti - DP) and Rebirth Party (Yeniden Doğuş Partisi - YDP). Turkish Cypriot parliamentary elections are held every five years, since the first election in 1976.
The MED This Week newsletter provides expert analysis and informed insights on the most significant developments in the MENA region, bringing together unique opinions on the topic and reliable foresight on future scenarios. Today, we focus on the recent visits of Gulf representatives to China, in the attempt to enhance their respective bilateral relations with Beijing.
Scarcely two years after protesters redefined the political landscape in Kyrgyzstan, the country’s giant northern neighbour – Kazakhstan – has witnessed a series of uprisings that started in the Western city of Zhanaozen and soon spread to other Southern cities and, most importantly, the former capital of Almaty.