This report is the response to a DEWPoint helpdesk enquiry on regional initiatives tackling climate change issues in the MENA region. It first provides a short description of, and web links to, initiatives covering the MENA region and makes the distinction between funds, government and inter-government organisations, NGOs and their networks, academic and research initiatives, and programs funded by donors. The report then looks at initiatives in Iraq, the Occupied Palestinian Territories, Yemen and Morocco. The initiatives described are varied in scale and in scope: they are implemented at the country level, regionally or globally, and cover areas such as research, capacity building, communication, knowledge transfer, policy, climate adaptation and mitigation.
This report was produced by DEW Point, a Resource Centre for Environment, Water and Sanitation, that was funded by DFID and managed by a consortium of companies led by Harewelle International Limited. The Resource Centre closed in 2012.
Parker, J.; Mercer, S.; Carlier, I. Mapping climate change initiatives in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. Final Report, September 2010. DEW Point, Blisworth, UK (2010) 15 pp.