New Guidebook to Help Southern Mediterranean Cities Develop SEAP

The European Commission has published a guidebook on “how to develop a Sustainable Energy Action Plan (SEAP) in south Mediterranean cities”. The purpose of this guidebook is to make energy efficiency and climate change mitigation measures relevant, achievable and compelling to local authorities in the southern Mediterranean context. Through the project “Cleaner Energy Saving Cities in the Mediterranean” (CES-MED), the European Union has opened the Covenant of Mayors (CoM) initiative to local authorities of ten southern Mediterranean countries, including Lebanon. The SEAP process has four phases: initiation, planning, implementation, as well as monitoring and reporting. To read more about this subject, visit: http://www.enpi-info.eu/mainmed.php?id_type=1&id=38469&lang_id=450.


Migration to cities is increasing so much that, by 2050, the UN predicts that approximately two thirds of the world’s population will be living in cities.


  • A fundraising event, entitled Think Green, will be held by Zero Waste ACT for all its business members on September, 10,2013, at WHITE, Dora.
  • The Green Mind Association invited all Green Mind Award Participants, finalists, runner ups and winners to the GREEN MIND DAY on  Jan-16-2013 in Beirut, to create a platform where interested Venture Capital and Potential Investors met with participants.
  • A green initiative launched by Ashrafieh 2020 project aims to transform Ashrafieh into a tranquil and unpolluted area.Green spaces allow residents to walk and ride bicycles.




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