The objective of this project is to provide technical assistance to support the transition of Southern Neighbourhood countries towards sustainable, low-carbon and climate-resilient economies. This will be achieved, amongst others, by supporting the formulation and implementation of climate actions (mitigation and adaptation) and sustainable energy policies and strategies (i.e. access to clean energy, energy efficiency and the use of renewable energy) both at national and local levels.
Countries covered: Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine, Tunisia.
The project aims at improving climate change governance and mainstreaming climate action at the regional and national levels. At the local level, the project supports the development and implementation of local Sustainable Energy Access and Climate Action Plans (SEACAPs) that allow municipalities to join the Covenant of Mayors.
Climate finance is the third key component of this action: the project also contributes to easing investments by enabling beneficiaries to better access available finance mechanisms, thereby leading to the implementation of sustainable climate actions at national and local levels.