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A New Euro-Mediterranean Energy Roadmap for a Sustainable Energy Transition in the Region

This paper addresses the urgent need for a sustainable energy transition in the southern and eastern Mediterranean region. It analyses the unsustainable burden of universal energy subsidies and calls for new development paths unlocking the huge potential for low-cost energy efficiency and demand-side management as well as for renewable energy. It argues that a new structure of regional and interconnected energy markets is needed.

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MEDPRO PP No 3 WP4b Hafner and Tagliapietra.pdf470.87 KB25654 days 18 hours ago
Date of publication: 
Tue, 19/02/2013
Author(s): 
Manfred Hafner, Simone Tagliapietra
Institutions: FEEM

MEDPRO Final Conference Brussels

26/02/2013 08:30
26/02/2013 18:00
Location: 
Centre for European Policy Studies, 1, Place du Congrès B-1000 Brussels, Belgium
Contact person: 
Willem Pieter de Groen (willem.pieter.degroen@ceps.eu)
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The MEDPRO Final Conference aims at disseminating the final MEDPRO scenarios for 2030, policy implications and recommendations to the EU policy makers and public as a whole. The final conference completes the series of High-Level Stakeholders Meetings organised in November 2012 in Tunis and January 2013 in Cairo.

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Economic Impacts of Climate Change in the Southern Mediterranean

This report analyses the potential economic impacts of climate change on 11 southern and eastern Mediterranean countries through the effects of changes on the coastal ecosystem and on agriculture. The impacts are quantified through bottom-up studies assessing the consequences of the deterioration of the coastal ecosystem and protected areas for tourism arrivals, and the effects on yields of major crop families by mid-century. These data are then used as inputs into a world CGE model that quantifies the impact on GDP, sectoral production and prices.

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MEDPRO TR No 25 WP4a Bosello.pdf660.08 KB28591 week 5 days ago
Date of publication: 
Thu, 07/02/2013
Author(s): 
Francesco Bosello, Fabio Eboli
Institutions: FEEM

The Relationship between Energy and Socio-Economic Development in the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean

This report aims to identify, explain and detail the links and interactions in Southern Mediterranean Countries (SMCs) between energy supply and demand and socio-economic development, as well as the potential role of energy supply and demand policies on both. Another related aim is to identify and analyse, in a quantitative and qualitative way, the changing role of energy (both demand and supply) in southern Mediterranean economies, focusing on its positive and negative impact on socio-economic development.

This report investigates:

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MEDPRO TR No 27 WP4b Bergasse.pdf931.97 KB183194 weeks 17 hours ago
Date of publication: 
Thu, 07/02/2013
Author(s): 
Emanuel Bergasse, Wojciech Paczynski, Marek Dabrowski, Luc Dewulf
Institutions: CASE

Adaptation to Climate Change in the Southern Mediterranean: A Theoretical Framework, a Foresight Analysis and Three Case Studies

Adaptation to climate change in southern and eastern Mediterranean countries is particularly relevant because of the strong expected effects on the region and the sensitivity of important sectors like agriculture and tourism to climate change. This work analyses qualitative scenarios with the support of insights from the theoretical literature and information collected from case studies about Tunisia, Egypt and Turkey. We deal with several dimensions of adaptation, including the role of the government, equity, uncertainty and linkages with mitigation.

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MEDPRO TR No 26 WP4a Osberghaus.pdf2.39 MB257551 weeks 1 day ago
Date of publication: 
Thu, 07/02/2013
Author(s): 
Daniel Osberghaus, Claudio Baccianti
Institutions: ZEW

Economic and climate change pressures on biodiversity in southern Mediterranean coastal areas

This paper establishes and measures key biodiversity and ecosystem health indicators and the number of world heritage sites in coastal areas at global level. It then estimates – econometrically – the indicators’ influence on the provision of tourism values through the marine ecosystem function as a harbour of biodiversity, and as a provider of amenity values and marine cultural identity. The report then focuses on the MEDPRO region, providing some estimates of the potential impact of climate change on these services for a given temperature increase scenario.

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MEDPRO TR No 24 WP4a Bosello.pdf502.2 KB242751 weeks 3 days ago
Date of publication: 
Tue, 05/02/2013
Author(s): 
Laura Onofri , Paulo A.L.D. Nunes , Francesco Bosello
Institutions: FEEM

Education and Social Protection Systems in Southern and Eastern Mediterranean Countries

This report assesses the current status of the education and social protection systems in 11 southern and eastern Mediterranean countries. It compares these countries using various education indicators and attempts to highlight the main differences in the social protection systems among the countries using qualitative analysis.

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MEDPRO TR No 20 WP7 El Mahdi.pdf1.14 MB232351 weeks 1 day ago
Date of publication: 
Wed, 30/01/2013
Author(s): 
Alia el Mahdi, Ola el Khawaga , Ashraf el Araby
Institutions: FEPS

Prospects for Energy Supply and Demand in the Southern Mediterranean: Scenarios for 2010–30

The aim of this technical report is to quantify alternative energy demand and supply scenarios for ten southern and eastern Mediterranean countries up to 2030.

The report presents the model-based results of four alternative scenarios that are broadly in line with the MEDPRO scenario specifications on regional integration and cooperation with the EU. The report analyses the main implications of the scenarios in the following areas:

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MEDPRO TR No 22 WP4b Fragkos et al.pdf560.33 KB34681 week 17 hours ago
Date of publication: 
Thu, 13/12/2012
Author(s): 
Panagiotis Fragkos, Nikos Kouvaritakis, Pantelis Capros
Institutions: E3M Lab at ICCS/NTUA

Energy Efficiency: Trends and Perspectives in the Southern Mediterranean

This paper has two objectives. First, it attempts to establish the potential of policies on energy efficiency and energy demand-side management in the southern Mediterranean region. Second, by examining past trends in energy intensity and trends up to 2030, it analyses the prospects and costs of such policies, compared with expected developments in the price of energy resources.

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MEDPRO TR No 21 WP4b Blanc.pdf602.17 KB282127 weeks 3 days ago
Date of publication: 
Thu, 13/12/2012
Author(s): 
Frédéric Blanc
Institutions: FEMISE

Female Labour Force Participation and Economic Development in Southern Mediterranean Countries: What scenarios for 2030?

This paper investigates the relationship between female labour force participation rates and economic growth in southern Mediterranean countries. A two-step methodology involving econometric estimations and the use of a general equilibrium model was used for this purpose.

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MEDPRO TR No 19 WP7 Tsani.pdf357.78 KB65892 weeks 18 hours ago
Date of publication: 
Mon, 10/12/2012
Author(s): 
Stella Tsani, Leonidas Paroussos, Costas Fragiadakis, Ioannis Charalambidis, Pantelis Capros
Institutions: E3M Lab at ICCS/NTUA