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IDE-E supports Morocco's ADEREE in launching the MENA Energy Award First Round (2012-2014)

Mandated by the Moroccan National Agency for the Development of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ADEREE) and with the support of GIZ, the Swiss Government (REPIC) and ADEME, IDE-E has supported Morocco in launching the MENA Energy Award's First Round: 2012-2014. Modelled after the European Energy Award (eea), a framework widely used in Europe, the MENA Energy Award (MEA), a methodological framework for municipal energy management, has been adapted to the context of Morocco and will be the first of its kind in the MENA region.

Beyond providing a methodological tool for local authorities to establish local sustainable action plans, the MEA offers an incentive for municipalities to reach energy and emissions targets, and an opportunity to exchange innovative practices. In Morocco, the MEA has been adopted as the methodological framework for ADEREE's New Territorial Approach: Jiha Tinou 2020. The first Moroccan cities are expected to be MEA certified in July 2014; and dialogues are underway for its replication across the region, shortly thereafter.