RSS organizes ‘policy dialogue for climate’ conference

(Photo: Petra)
AMMAN — The Royal Scientific Society (RSS) organized a conference titled “Policy Dialogue for Climate” in Tunisia, as part of the activities of the second phase of the MINARET regional project on the Water, Energy, and Food Nexus, according to the Jordan News Agency, Petra.اضافة اعلان

The project aims at enabling municipal governance to achieve climate resilience using the Nexus approach, a concept to describe the complex and interrelated nature of the global resource systems, as well as placing local administration structures at the center of integrated and innovative climate action, developing sustainable energy and climate action plans, and providing targeted technical support in preparing economically viable integrated project proposals.

The conference brought together Tunisian Ministry of Interior, Energy, Water, and Environment participants, the target municipalities, representatives of international organizations, climate experts and activists in Tunisia, and experts from the Royal Scientific Society / National Center for Energy Research.

It tackled the important role that local governance structures play in preparing their communities to meet the challenges of climate change using integrated and innovative solutions, highlighting cities as the economy’s driving force and placing municipalities at the heart of managing natural resources.

The MENA Region Initiative as a Model of NEXUS Approach and Renewable Energy Technologies, or MINARET, aims to address the unique sustainability challenges and opportunities of the MENA region by increasing local and regional sustainability capacities using the synergies between renewable energy technology and efficiency, water management, and food security.

The 4-year project kicked off in the first quarter of 2017 to be implemented in Jordan, Tunisia, and Lebanon. It intends to build the municipality’s resilience to climate change through adopting renewable energy resources and energy efficiency, water management techniques, and food security.

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