August

August

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Building a Mediterranean Water and Energy Community

Quote of the Month


“The unity of Mediterranean history lies, paradoxically, in its swirling changeability, in the diasporas of merchants and exiles, in the people hurrying to cross its surface as quickly as possible, not seeking to linger at sea …”

>> David Abulafia, The Great Sea: A Human History of the Mediterranean 

From Around the Sea

 

Morocco Becomes Net Exporter of Electricity to Spain


Renewable energy is boosting Morocco’s electricity production to meet national needs and even making it a net exporter of electricity since 2018.

>> More from Morocco World News

هل تعلم؟

 
كانت مكتبة الإسكندرية القديمة في مصر، منذ إنشائها في عام 300 قبل الميلاد، واحدة من أكبر وأهم المكتبات في العالم القديم. ونشأت التطورات الفكرية الأولى في شرق البحر المتوسط، وركزت أساسا على الفلسفة. وأتيحت للناس حول البحر الأبيض المتوسط ​​فرص لا حدود لها لالتقاء الثقافات المختلفة والتعرف على العالم، وأفضت هذه الحقيقة، بدءا من الفترة الهيلينية، إلى ظهور فلاسفة وعلماء قدموا مساهمات كبيرة في التطور الفكري.

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البحر الأبيض المتوسط: مهد الحضارة

AMWAJ in Action

REVOLVE at MEDENER International Conference

 

REVOLVE is partnering with MEDENER and others to organize the 7th MEDENER International Conference on Energy Transition. As part of this collaboration, REVOLVE's founder Stuart Reigeluth will be moderating the conference. 

Register for the 7th MEDENER International Conference
Draft agenda

AMWAJ in Action

MEDREG: Supporting energy reforms in southern and eastern Mediterranean countries

 

The Association of Mediterranean Energy Regulators (MEDREG) brings together 27 regulators from 22 countries, spanning the European Union, the Balkans, and North Africa.

On Thursday 19 September 2019 in Brussels, MEDREG will be sharing some of the successes achieved in the last two years, through the voices and testimonies of MEDREG’s regulatory members from Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Morocco and Palestine.

Read our blog to find out more about MEDREG and the upcoming event at revolve.media

If you are journalist interested in discovering more about the upcoming event please get in touch with Patricia Carbonell at patricia@revolve.media.
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Made in the Mediterranean

SUGi: Replanting the Beirut River bank

 

SUGi Project is an initiative that provides access to a global network of foresters, Rewilders, who grow ultra-dense, biodiverse min-forests of only native species.

One of SUGi's latest initiatives addresses the deterioration of the Beirut River in Lebanon and the impact on the surrounding environment. Through the Beirut River Urban Resforestation Project an with the approval of Sin el Fil municipality, SUGi hopes to restore and plant a natural dense forest using native tree species only.
SUGi in Lebanon

Investment4Development

Egypt: EBRD provides funds to one of the biggest windfarms in Africa

 

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is stepping up its support for renewable energy in Egypt by providing funds to one of the biggest wind farms in Africa.

A joint US$ 252 million investment by the EBRD, the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), will finance a new 250MW wind farm in the Gulf of Suez.

The plant will provide clean energy at an subsidized tariff that is below the cost of conventional power and it will avoid 550,000 tons of CO2 emissions per year. The project builds on the success of Egypt's 1.5GW Benban solar complex, now nearing completion, which is also privately financed and for which EBRD is the largest financier.

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Events4You

11th INBO World General Assembly

 

The 11th International Network of Basin Organizations (INBO) World General Assembly is held under the framework of the "Marrakech International Summit on Water Security for a participative and innovative basin management".

This summit is to take place 30 September to 3 October, in Marrakesh, Morocco.
About the summit