FEMISE MED BRIEF n°19 - Reforming Fossil fuel Subsidies: Challenges and Opportunities for Mediterranean countries

FEMISE MED BRIEF n°19 - Reforming Fossil fuel Subsidies: Challenges and Opportunities for Mediterranean countries

14 May 2019
Fossil fuel subsidies have been used for decades to support economic activities, but above all, officially, to enable poorest households to access low-cost energy services. That being the case, regardless of the country, this reality remains highly questionable given that most of these subsidies…
FEMISE report : Euro-Med sub-national governments in the fight against climate change

FEMISE report : Euro-Med sub-national governments in the fight against climate change

28 December 2018
INSTITUT DE LA MEDITERRANEE and its partners, FEMISE and association ENERGIES2050, announce the publication of the final version of the report on “Euro-Med sub-national governments in the fight against climate change: Framework for action, example of Région SUD Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur and…
MADRE White Paper

MADRE White Paper : Consumer Innovation in Urban and Peri-Urban Agriculture in the Mediterranean Region

27 July 2018
New forms of retailing are arising with the objective of making peri-urban food available at daily basis and affordable prices and establishing direct links with metropolitan farmers. Consumers’ associations are also very active to create pressure groups and frequently develop successful…
Factsheet – EU Budget for the future

Factsheet – EU Budget for the future

18 June 2018
The European Commission has published a factsheet to explain the detailed functioning of the new instrument, the Neighbourhood, Development and International Cooperation Instrument (NDICI). It will be the EU’s main tool to contribute to eradicating poverty and promoting sustainable development,…
FEMISE MED BRIEF n°6 : The Importance of Reconciling South Med Countries positions on The Paris Agreement

FEMISE MED BRIEF n°6 : The importance of reconciling South Med countries positions on The Paris Agreement

09 May 2018
The Paris Agreement is a breakthrough in global efforts to address the threats of climate change. However, fulfilling the agreement requires countries to rapidly implement nationally determined contributions (NDCs), meet emissions reduction targets for 2020 and set future targets that are even more…
ClimaSouth Policy Paper 4

ClimaSouth Policy Paper : Implementing Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) in the South Mediterranean region – Perspectives on climate action from eight countries

25 April 2018
The EU-funded project ClimaSouth has launched a policy paper that discusses NDC implementation in the South Mediterranean region. The paper presents the results of a comparative analysis of the NDC process among eight countries (Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine, Tunisia)…
EMNES Working Paper 2

EMNES Working Paper n°2 : Do environment regulations matter for EU-MENA trade ?

28 February 2018
This study examines the impact of environmental regulation stringency on agricultural trade between the European Union (EU) and Middle East and North Africa (MENA countries). Using a gravity model and applying the Zero Inflated Poisson (ZIP) model, we estimate the impact of environmental regulation…
Business guide – Growth opportunities in the Mediterranean

Business guide – Growth opportunities in the Mediterranean

20 December 2017
This guide is intended for companies wishing to better know the Southern Mediterranean countries. Overview of business opportunities, examples of projects carried out by foreign operators, main business events in Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine and Tunisia. This…
UfM Climate Finance Study – Final report

UfM Climate Finance Study – Final report

28 November 2017
Climate-resilient infrastructure, and particularly its financing, is fundamental to tackle climate change. In this regard, the UfM Secretariat has commissioned the first regional study on climate finance to provide a clear overview of the funding flows for climate action initiatives in the region.…
TAIEX and Twinning – Highlights 2016

TAIEX and Twinning – Highlights 2016

06 October 2017
There are many ways to promote democracy and stability, the rule of law and good governance, as well as economic development and prosperity in the Neighbourhood and Enlargement regions. Since the start of their operations, TAIEX and its longer–term sibling, Twinning, contributed to achieving these…