Executive summary policy paper ELIH-MED - MARIE Project


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Energy Efficiency Renovation Of Buildings In The Mediterranean, The future of the Green Economy in the Southern European countries
MARIE Project and ELIH-Med strategic projects promote better Energy Efficiency in Mediterranean buildings

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Executive summary policy paper ELIH-MED - MARIE Project

  1. 1.           ENERGY EFFICIENCY RENOVATION OF BUILDINGS IN THE MEDITERRANEAN       The future of the Green Economy in the o   Southern  European countries o     MARIE and ELIH-Med strategic projects promote better Energy Efficiency in Mediterranean buildings   Energy   Efficiency   is   one   of   the   priority   axes   of   the   2020   EU   Strategy.   Nevertheless   recent   estimates   show   that   the   Med   countries   will   not   meet   the   agreed  objectives  for  the  whole  of  Europe.     ELIH-­‐Med   and   MARIE   are   trying   to   revert   this   negative   trend   delving   into   the   specific   characteristics  of  the  Med  space  and  optimizing  the   opportunities  offered  by  EU  policies  in  this  matter.     MARIE   and   ELIH-­‐Med   are   two   strategic   projects,   which   started   in   May   2011   and   will   finish   in   December   2014,   grouping   a   total   of   42   partners   (national,   regional   and   local   level)   in   8   Med   countries.   The   overall   budget   of   the   projects   is   about  15  million  Euros.         MARIE and ELIH-Med have agreed on a Policy Paper to assist European institutions in the preparation of the next programming period 2014-2020   ELIH-­‐Med   and   MARIE   have   a   mandate   by   the   MED   States   Committee   to   work   together   on   a   common   capitalization  strategy.       ELIH-­‐Med   and   MARIE   projects   elaborated   jointly   a   Policy   Paper   to   improve   MED   transnational   cooperation   answers   to   energy   efficiency   challenges   in   buildings.   Recommendations   are   based   on   the   experiments   and   lessons   provided   by   pilot   actions   led  in  both  projects.     This   Policy   Paper   has   been   presented   to   the   European  Commission  and  to  the  Task  Force  of  MED   States  in  March  2013.   Territorial  and  financial  governance   Competitiveness,   economic   activities   and   employment   Market  activation   Smart   energy   management   systems   and   services   o o o o Within   these   axes,   14   specific   lines   for   action   are   identified   as   priorities   for   EEB   sector,   in   order   to   overcome   the   main   organizational,   financial   and   control  barriers.         Policy Paper five main recommendations to achieve EU 2020 Energy Efficiency targets in the Med   Put   energy   efficiency   in   buildings   as   a   top   priority   of   the   future   programming   period,   with   an   ambitious   budget.       Reinforce  coordination  between  MED  program  and  the   rest  of  EU  Programs  dealing  with  energy  renovation  of   buildings.       Facilitate   the   progressive   implementation   of   14   strategic   lines   for   action   in   the   49   regions   and   1.940   cities  in  the  MED  Area.       Promote   coordination   among   Med   States,   Regions   and   Cities   giving   to   the   regional   public   administrations   a   hinge  role  according  to  the  property  of  buildings.     Improve   integration   of   European   funds   in   buildings’   energy   renovation   projects   in   the   MED   area,   and   a   better   coordination   between   overlapping   European   programs.     The creation of 1.5 million new jobs, investing by 2020 an estimated 95 billion Euros   Energy It  has  been  estimated  that  a  95  billion  Euro  Investment   will  be  needed  to  meet  the  2020  objectives  for  Energy   Efficiency   improvement   to   buildings   in   the   Mediterranean  area.   The   key   strategic   axes   that   both   projects   MARIE   and   ELIH-­‐Med   submitted   to   the   European   Commission   and   the   Management   Authority   of   the   Med   Programme  are:   To   achieve   that   goal   and   facilitate   those   public   and   private   investments,   an   estimated   amount   of   900   million   Euros   through   EU   Programmes   would   be   the   contribution  required  from  the  European  Commission.   A common strategy for Renovation of Med buildings   19  Mars  2013