Getting local actors involved
A Territorial Approach to Sustainable Energy Deployment
In the context of recent trends towards decentralisation and the increasingly recognised importance of local leaders, IDE-E has designed a Territorial Approach to Sustainable Energy Development, considering the public policy process from a sub-national perspective: the one of regions, states, provinces and municipalities.
Sustainable Energy Planning in MENA Cities
More specifically, recent dynamics in the Middle East and North African (MENA) Region have led national governments to anticipate and respond actively to the aspirations of local communities and leaders. Countries like Morocco have recognised the importance of allocating decision-making power and resources to sub-national levels (i.e. King Mohamed VI's Advanced Regionalisation Process).
To support governments in designing strategies and action plans to reach nationally set energy and emission targets, by effectively engaging sub-national governments and stakeholders, IDE-E has faciliated the development of a Territorial Approach to Sustainable Energy Planning in MENA Cities. The approach is based on a methodological framework, the MENA Energy Award, inspired by the European Energy Award (eea ®), a municipal energy planning and assessment tool used by over 1000 municipalities in 9 countries of Europe.
The MENA Energy Award in short.
Morocco's Territorial Strategy for Sustainable Energy Development
The MENA Energy Award First Round 2012-2014 has been launched in Morocco. The Moroccan National Agency for the Development of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ADEREE) has mandated IDE-E, supported by the German Cooperation for Development (GIZ), the Swiss Platform for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Promotion in International Cooperation (REPIC) and the French Environment and Energy Management Agency (ADEME), to design and coordinate the implementation of the Agency's Territorial Strategy for Sustainable Energy Development (ADEREE): Jiha Tinou 2020. ADEREE has indeed recognised the MENA Energy Award as the official methodological framework of its new territorial strategy.