In a major multinational effort covering all of Northern Africa and much of the Levant, Human Dynamics is leading a consortium to deliver the project Cleaner Energy Saving Mediterranean Cities (CES-MED) — to increase the uptake of environmentally sustainable solutions in the region.
CES-MED supplies support to partners at both national and local level to develop and implement policies toward better environmental protection, secure, safe and environmentally sustainable energy supplies, renewable energy sources and improved energy efficiency. It also involves raising the awareness of local populations with regard to local sustainable policies, knowledge-sharing, and building lasting partnerships between Local Authorities in the EU and in the ENPI South region.
CES-MED operates in Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia, Western Sahara and Palestine. In each beneficiary country, CES-MED provides training and technical assistance to a selection of 2 to 3 Local Authorities — so they may formulate and apply sustainable policies such as those implied by joining the Covenant of Mayors (CoM), whereby signatories commit to meet and exceed the European Union 20% CO2 reduction objective by 2020. In this process, we take into account the specific circumstances in each country and municipality, even as the challenges they face related to sustainable development are similar.