meetMED and Clima-Med exploring synergies for future collaboration

meetMED and Clima-Med exploring synergies for future collaboration

Last week, the meetMED project was invited to participate in the Clima-MED Workshop on the Action Plans for Access to Sustainable Energy and for Climate (PAAEDCs) held at the Centre of Training and Decentralisation Support (CFAD) in Tunis, Tunisia. The workshop was an occasion for meetMED and Clima-Med to explore the synergies between the two projects and identify areas of mutual interest for future closer cooperation.

Our Communication officer, Ms Alice Giallombardo, presented the meetMED Project at the presence of the representatives of the EU Delegation in Tunisia, the Tunisian Ministries for Local Affairs, Environment, and International cooperation, some NGOs, such as the WWF Tunisia and Tunisie Ecologie, and the representatives of around 20 Tunisian municipalities.

Despite their different scopes of action – meetMED targeting mostly the national agencies and ministries and Clima-Med focusing mostly on the local level –  the two projects share numerous goals, namely supporting sustainable climate and energy policies and strategies, identifying concrete pilot actions to be implemented by national and local authorities and facilitating climate investments and the setup of finance mechanisms at national and local levels.

When presenting meetMED activities taking place in Tunisia in the biennium 2109-2020, the audience at the Workshop showed a particular interest for the meetMED training courses, whose training packages are meant to be replicable across the SEMCs at different levels. Further collaboration between the two projects has been assessed as mutually beneficial and is envisaged soon.