Europe and the Mediterranean - A Range of Initiatives

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Europe and the Mediterranean - A Range of Initiatives

  1. 1. Europe and the Mediterranean A Range of Initiatives Introduction to the Session EU Israeli Cooperation on Climate Change 2 November 2011 Haifa
  2. 2. EU Israeli Cooperation on Climate Change <ul><li>EU commitment to tackling climate change </li></ul><ul><li>Priority to assisting Mediterranean Partner Countries in adapting to and mitigating climate change </li></ul><ul><li>ENPI financing wide range of regional and bilateral projects </li></ul><ul><li>Directly and indirectly contribute towards building green economies through the reduction of carbon dioxide and the increase of energy efficiency in our Partner Countries </li></ul>
  3. 3. EU Israeli Cooperation on Climate Change <ul><li>Broad portfolio that targets a wide range of national and local level policy makers as well as other stakeholders such as citizens and the private sector </li></ul><ul><li>This session’s presentations will cover current projects in which Israel is active. </li></ul><ul><li>First, brief overview of new initiatives that are in the pipeline and in which Israel will be able to participate. </li></ul>
  4. 4. EU Israeli Cooperation on Climate Change <ul><li>The C lima South: Support for Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation in the ENPI South region (EU contribution: €5mn) to be launched in 2012 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>aims to contribute to improved climate change policies, strategies and market mechanisms in the ENP South region </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ensuring better information access, in particular but not exclusively to EU climate policies and legislation </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. EU Israeli Cooperation on Climate Change <ul><li>The Sustainable Water Integrated Management (SWIM) (EU contribution: €6,708,500). </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Regional programme aimed at promoting the extensive dissemination of sustainable water management policies and practices in the region </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Builds on the 4 major themes of the draft UfM Strategy for Water in the Mediterranean, one of which is water and climate change </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Final definition of activities to be discussed at the Steering Committee in December 2011 in Brussels </li></ul></ul></ul>
  6. 6. EU Israeli Cooperation on Climate Change <ul><li>The Cleaner Energy Saving Mediterranean cities (EU contribution: €5mn) to be launched in 2012 </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>will focus on the development of sustainable urban energy policies; rooted in the Covenant of Mayors </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>CoM objectives - towards reduction in CO2 emissions by 20% as of 2020, through the implementation of Sustainable Energy Action Plans </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>More than 2,800 cities from more than 40 countries have signed up since 2008 launch </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Heschel Centre Energy Centre a project that in fact has anticipated the Cleaner Cities programme </li></ul></ul></ul>
  7. 7. EU Israeli Cooperation on Climate Change <ul><li>Thank You </li></ul><ul><li>Alexandra Meir </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>

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