Climate and Energy

Climate justice, social consequences of Climate Change, Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency, as well as a sustainable and social urban future in the MENA region are the core of the “Regional Climate and Energy” Project.

FES in the MENA region has established a regional ‘Climate and Energy’ program in 2014 based in Jordan. This program supports different civil society actors, youth activists, policy-makers, research institutions and trade unions, to search for suitable policies for a more sustainable and environmentally just future in the MENA region. The lopsided dependence on non-renewable energy sources (fossil sources), continues to mark the energy-policy context in the MENA region.

High population growth and intensive energy consumption in the region will cause energy needs to surge by 6 to 7 percent per year in the future with an estimated doubling of energy demands by 2020, if the consumption patterns remain the same. Hence, the regional project of FES tries to strengthen a societal discussion about energy efficiency and tries to encourage a transition towards an energy supply based on renewable energy sources.

The MENA region is one of the most vulnerable regions to global climate change. Countries of the region are already subject to external climate-related shocks with varying degrees. Over the short and long term, the MENA region will face enormous societal and political challenges because of the consequences of climate change. The rise in temperatures in the region, a growing shortage of water, desertification and harvest losses, as well as the rising costs of imports of foodstuffs, are some of the most obvious consequences. The regional project of FES supports actors of the civil society working in the field of climate change, in order to raise awareness about the societal consequences of climate change in the MENA region, in order to develop viable and more sustainable alternatives. Together with our local and regional partners, we advocate for a more sustainable, greener and an environmentally just future for the MENA region. 


Climate Action Network - Arab World Infographics

Climate Action Network - Arab World Infographics

The MENA region continues to be a region with a huge potential for the expansion of renewable energy sources. Renewable energy...


The transformative power of cities in the MENA region: which role for cities after COP 22 and Habitat III?

A sustainable and social urban development is a core challenge for the future of the MENA region. During the regional conference experts discussed...


CAN Arab World members participation in COP22 Marakech, Morocco

In collaboration with CAN International, FES supported a delegation of 15 members from CAN Arab World to participate in COP 22 in Marrakech, like it...


Climate Action Network Arab World: Civil Society Contribution to COP22 in Marrakech

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Climate Change and Renewable Energy Training Program for Yemeni and Jordanian Journalists

Special training on professional coverage and reporting about Climate change and Renewable Energy topics. From 8/7/2016 until 8/9/2016 in Landmark...



Ambitionierte zivile Nuklearpläne im Nahen und Mittleren Osten

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Video: Richard Probst - Climate Change

Have a look at an Interview with Richard Probst about Climate Change


Strahlende Zukunft - Im Nahen Osten gilt Atomenergie als schick

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Integrated water, energy planning core element to sustainable development

AMMAN — Despite existing interdependencies between energy and water, decision makers, planning institutions and the scientific research community are...



Richard Probst

  • Deputy Resident Director
  • Coordinator of Regional Climate and Energy Project

FES Jordan
7, Al Furat St. Um Uthainah 
PO Box 941876 
11194 Amman, Jordan

+962 6 500833


FES Sustainability

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A guide to renewable energy in Egypt and Jordan

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