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COP22 : Combating climate change in Mediterranean and African countries and in the Middle East

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NOVEMBER 07, 2016 / 16:45 – 18H15, ROOM PACIFIC


This side event is co-organized by ParisTech, registered as RINGO (Research and Independent Non-Governmental Organization to the United Nations) through its Chair Prospective modeling for sustainable development (www.modelisation-prospective.org) and by the Association of Sustainable Ecological Engineering Development (ASEED). It aims to highlight and analyze the issues and the complexity of the planning of low carbon power systems in Mediterranean and African countries and in the Middle East.


Experts will discuss how this region envisages the future of their energy and conservation systems, in the Paris Agreement context. Lessons from modeling exercises and technological innovations will illustrate the debate about climate policies, regional integration, energy resources, and the valuation of the ecosystemic services :


Program


Nadia Maïzi, MINES ParisTech, France : Introduction
El Hadi Benyoussef, Ecole Polytechnique, Algeria : Climate change and consequences in Algeria (Skype)
Edi Assoumou, MINES ParisTech, France : Technology transfer challenges
Youba Sokona, AREI (Africa Renewable Energy Initiative) : Low carbon energy access for Africa : challenges and initiatives in the power sector after COP21
Samir Amous, APEX Conseil, Tunisia : A review of African INDCs : key features and ways to finance them
Jui Wen Chen, ASEED : How to build a sponge city in order to bring water resources ?
Jean Charles Hourcade, CIRED, France : Conclusion
Discussion (30 minutes)


This side event, which aims to provide a forum for high-quality exchanges to consider the plausibility of future energy systems and the challenges of their deployment, will be the opportunity to demonstrate the contribution and interest of prospective modeling, to establish a dialogue between policy makers, experts and scientists. Beyond this side event will contribute to the reflection on the direction of public and private strategies, in an accompanying process of climate negotiations.