Cleaner Energy Saving Mediterranean Cities: nine-month extension for CES-MED project
July 25, 2017
The European Commission has granted a second extension to the Cleaner Energy Saving Mediterranean Cities (CES-MED) project, for a further nine months, as of July 2017. The project’s team of experts will therefore continue delivering technical assistance to national and local authorities, cities and municipalities in eight countries of the southern Mediterranean until April 2018.
This new and third phase will assure the consolidation and completion of ongoing actions and will hence contribute to sustaining CES-MED actions and results beyond the duration of the project.
During the coming nine months, CES-MED will take concrete steps towards the funding of a number of priority projects. These will provide pilot demonstration financing examples, and will help define best replicable future funding schemes, tailored to each country.
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.