The EU-funded Cleaner Energy Saving Mediterranean Cities (CES-MED) project participated in the 4th Regional Dialogue on Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) for Africa, held in Rabat, Morocco from 26-28 September 2017.
The 3-day event was organised by the United Nations Development Programme – UNDP, the UNFCCC Secretariat, GIZ and the Government of Morocco whereby the support to countries in Africa (including the ones affiliated to CES-MED) on moving toward implementation of their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), submitted in the context of the Paris Agreement on climate change was lengthily discussed.
Government representatives from across 50 African countries, as well as international organisations and experts in the field of climate change took part in the sessions to share the planning status of NDC implementation, best practices, and associated challenges in the region.
The CES-MED project is an EU-funded regional initiative set up to provide training and technical assistance support to local and national authorities in the southern Mediterranean region, with a view to helping them respond more actively to sustainable policy challenges.
CES-MED ensures that the actions proposed match with the objectives of the Covenant of Mayors: to reach and even go beyond the European objective to reduce CO2 emissions by 20% thanks to the improvement of energy efficiency and the increased use of sustainable energy.