In the Mediterranean region, Climate Action Initiative at local level is particularly needed as national policies do not respond to the hot-spot challenges and where actions should be originated and tailored to local circumstances and the need of resident constituencies.
South Mediterranean Mayors showed commitment to join the Covenant of Mayors, as 62 signatory cities have already joined via the previous CES-MED project and over 250 are on the list to join. Many more are planning to be members through the Clima-Med project.
Clima-Med key tasks are: To establish the regional Covenant of Mayors Mediterranean or CoM-Med, to enable its evolution, to promote the preparation and implementation of Sustainable Energy Access and Climate Action Plans (SEACAP) in line with COM requirements and to support partnerships and win-win cooperation between cities. The aim is to efficiently undertake sustainable Climate Actions.
As main platform, Clima-Med will set and operate a CoM-Med website in three languages for the region. It will provide an array of information about tools, manuals, benchmark examples, sources of funding; and a forum of exchange for applicant municipalities to share experience and join force to conduct sustainable local climate mitigation and adaptation actions.
CoM Med objectives
The main objective of CoM-Med is to support local authorities in their quest to design and implement coherent SEACAPs, incorporating local climate actions and facilitating to this end collaboration among a wide range of regional, national, funding and non-state actors.
CoM-Med will help achieve local actions by backing and empowering local authorities in their role as:
CoM Med Offices (CoMO) will provide:
A high-performing engine supporting the development and implementation of sustainable local actions across the region
Support to the cities through technical assistance and Help Desk services;
Effective helpdesk services providing information, advice and guidance to LAs related to SEACAPs and associating broader urban sustainable development issues through a specific climate-assistance model, with access to a wide range of specialist experts.
Two Clima-Med offices were established and will be acting as CoMO:
In Beirut, Lebanon
Al-Youssef Bldg., 4th Floor – Dr. Toufic Rizk Street,
Nasra Area, Achrafieh,
Tel & fax: + 961 1 204134
In Rabat, Morocco
285, Mohammed V avenue, 2nd Floor, Apt. 21
1000 Rabat, Morocco
Tel: + 212 – 622 017 587
Fax : +212- 808 609 366