Regional Climate and Energy Project

  • Photo: Susutainable solutions for greater smallholder incomes – Afghanistan by: CGIAR Research Program on Dryland Systems, Licence: CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) is suffering more from the implications of climate change than most other world regions. The rise in extreme weather conditions such as floods and droughts, a growing shortage of water, desertification and harvest losses that come with rising costs of food, are some of the most obvious consequences.

By advocating for an energy transition into renewable energy, we challenge the fossil fuel driven economies of many of the MENA countries and encourage the exploration of the enormous economic potential of solar and wind energy with a daily average of nine hours of sun. Not only businesses and investors should benefit of the energy transition, but also citizens, households and municipalities.

Thus, we search solutions for a just transition in the energy sector ensuring both, the protection of the planet and the people.

With our regional partner organizations and environmental activists, we promote the concept of international and domestic climate justice. We train our partners, civil society organisations, in climate diplomacy and bring them together with governments, support research and policy advising in the energy and climate change sector and work on local solutions for adaptation and energy efficiency on the ground.


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

NGOs in the Arab world have joined forces against the Climate Change challenges for the first time ever. With the help of the “Regional Climate and...


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...



We are all climate refugees now

How politics is failing the people on fighting climate change. (IPS journal)


Ambitionierte zivile Nuklearpläne im Nahen und Mittleren Osten

Während man der zivilen Atomkraft im Westen mit Zurückhaltung begegnet, hat man in vielen Staaten des Nahen und Mittleren Osten damit Grosses vor....


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

Als im Mai Pläne der EU-Kommission bekannt wurden, Forschung im Nuklearbereich künftig wieder stärker zu fördern, ließ die Kritik an diesen Plänen...



Franziska Wehinger

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

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

+962 6 500833


FES Sustainability

FES Sustainability

Sustainability has developed into one of the central concepts of our time. But while, with increasing usage, the concept of sustainability suffers from growing emptiness and overextension on the one hand, it is simultaneously increasingly deprived of an open debate on possible realisations.


Demokrativdividende gesucht - Tunesiens Wirtschaftsrevolution lässt auf sich warten

Tunisia’s economy is more than 5 years after the revolution in a very difficult situation. A large number of young Tunisians struggle to find decent...


A guide to renewable energy in Egypt and Jordan

Arabic Version / Current situation and future potentials / Friedrich Ebert Stiftung. - [Amman] : Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, 2016. - 189 Seiten = 8,5 MB...