RCREEE participates in COP 22 at Marrakech

The Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE) supports the Conference of Parties (COP 22) held at Marrakech, Morocco from 7 to 17 November.

RCREEE in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the Arab Climate Resilience Initiative (ACRI) and the Islamic Development Bank Group (IDBG)  are jointly  organizing  a side event entitled “Carbon Shift – Arab Future Energy 2030” at COP 22. The event will witness the launch of the Arab Future Energy Index – Renewable Energy (AFEX) 2016 report, which is the first native Arab index dedicated to monitoring and analyzing sustainable energy competitiveness in the Arab region. RCREEE executive director, Ahmed Badr, will present the key findings and the overview of AFEX 2016. He will also discuss the future of renewable energy transition in the MENA region.

Moreover, RCREEE technical director and renewable energy advisor Dr. Maged Mahmoud will address the impacts of solar pumping on local job and value creation in Egypt during a side event organized by The German Development Cooperation (GIZ) entitled  "Sustainable together: the Water Energy Food Nexus". Dr. Maged also participated in a session entitled “Energy Transition in Mediterranean Region: How to reach the NDCs goals and beyond through a strong regional cooperation?”

RCREEE participates at number of side events including "The importance of RE and EE for mitigation: experience from the Mediterranean Region". The event aims to present financial, regulatory and technology developments on RE and EE issues to both private and public stakeholders.

About AFEX:

The Arab Future Energy Index (AFEX) is a policy assessment and benchmark tool that provides a detailed comparison of renewable energy and energy efficiency development in 17 countries of the Arab region on more than 30 different indicators.

About COP22:

"Conference of the Parties (COP) is the supreme decision-making body of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). It was created in order to structure the efforts of the Parties to the Convention as they address climate change.