Accelerating zero-emission ambitions in the MENA building sector

Ecofys leads a consortium of local consultants and agencies to accelerate the use of more efficient and renewable energy-based heating and cooling systems in buildings in the Middle East and North Africa.

The project will support relevant private actors pilot projects in the MENA region, covering energy efficiency measures and the use of renewable energy systems in buildings. With a participatory approach involving different groups of stakeholders, we will analyse differences, individual strengths and weaknesses of the legal and economic framework in the target countries from different perspectives. Based on this analysis, we will develop stakeholder-specific policy modules which provide solutions to overcome barriers and increase the energy performance standard in the building sector. These activities will be accompanied by policy dialogues, providing ad-hoc policy support on topics like developments in the international climate debate or the integration of the project’s results in Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). To strengthen the dissemination, we will organise workshops with national partners and set-up a project website.

The project is part of the international climate initiative (IKI), supported by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB).

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