Within the activities of the 2nd phase of the Mitigation Enabling Energy Transition in the Mediterranean region (meetMED II) project, funded by the European Union, the first edition of MEETMED Week took place between March 28th and 31st, 2022, in Cairo, Egypt.
More than 14 organizations and 100 energy experts representing several countries from the Euro-Mediterranean region are attending it.
MEETMED Week 2022—the first in a series of annual regional energy conferences is organized by MEDENER and RCREEE under the European Union support —is marking this year's edition with the theme " Together Towards Efficient Buildings and Appliances in the Mediterranean."
Through its four sub-themes: Sustainable Energy Investment, Concerted Actions on Buildings, Concerted Actions on Appliances, and Monitoring Energy Efficiency, MMW 2022 will tackle fostering the regional cooperation for energy and climate transition in Southern Eastern Mediterranean Countries.
MMW 2022 is a hybrid of virtual conversations and in-person events in Cairo. Among the unique plenary sessions and high-level dialogues offered throughout the week, policymakers, academia, diplomats, UN agencies, financial institutions, representatives of regional organizations, energy experts from the public and private institutions, and the media are gathered to exchange experiences, share best practices and identify areas for potential partnerships and cooperation.
MeetMED II activities aims at strengthening the implementation of EE measures and improving countries’ energy mix focusing on building and appliances’ sectors through a multiscale, multi- partner, and inclusive approach at local and regional levels, thereby fostering regional cooperation.
Notably, the design and implementation of the MEETMED second phase are entrusted to MEDENER, which is an international no-profit organization gathering agencies from North and South of the Mediterranean region in charge of implementing public policies on energy efficiency and promotion of renewable energy sources; and to the Regional Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE), which is an intergovernmental organization aiming to enable and increase the adoption of renewable energy and energy efficiency practices in the Arab region. The project is funded by the European Commission.