EU energy saving project to complete activities in Egypt

July 4, 2016
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The extension of the EU-funded CES-MED project will allow for its activities in Egypt to be completed. So far, part of the actions planned for the first phase of the project were accomplished, including the association of representatives of national authorities; the selection of two governorates to join the project; and conducting two training workshops with the Governorates’ staff. The workshops introduced methodology and approaches for sustainable energy planning and discussed sustainable energy needs and related priority actions to take.

In the coming year, the project will complete all remaining activities in Egypt, including:
  • Preparing the country’s “Recommended National Sustainable Urban and Energy Savings Actions Report”, which will identify the best means to facilitate the preparation, funding and implementation of Sustainable Energy and Climate Action Plans (SECAPs)
  • Start establishing a National Mechanism to facilitate the preparation of the SECAPs nationwide;
  • Conducting pilot community awareness raising events, and
  • Provision of tailored training and training of trainers to prepare technicians who would be affiliated to the Mechanism and directly support the production of the SECAP
The “Cleaner Energy Saving Mediterranean Cities” (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 help 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 increase of the use of sustainable energy. 
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Countries covered:

  • Egypt