November 16, 2016

We've just wrapped up our two-day parliamentary roundtable on renewable energy at Marrakech, where MPs from around the world committed themselves to bold climate action in their national parliaments. Update - presentations and photographs from the event are now available for download!

The event, held to coincide with the latest round of the UN climate talks following the ratification of the...

January 18, 2016

Last week, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), the leading international NGO in the field of sustainable energy, held its sixth annual Assembly in Abu Dhabi, and a delegation from the Climate Parliament was there to take part in proceedings. 

Climate Parliament MPs from our national chapters in the parliaments of India, Jordan, Tunisia and Senegal made up the core of our delegatio...

May 1, 2015

It's now almost two years since the collapse of the Desertec Industrial Initiative (Dii), an ambitious €400bn joint venture that aimed to develop the renewable energy resources of the Sahara desert for mass export to Europe. Although the Desertec Foundation – the non-profit group who developed the original idea and helped to established Dii as an industrial implementing body – continues to exist...

October 15, 2014

Everyone knows that the topics of climate change and renewable energy are fiendishly complicated and controversial. Misconceptions, inaccurate assumptions, and factual uncertainty continue to hamper discussion; and the technical, scientific and economic complexity that surrounds the field acts as a further barrier to understanding.

To try to address this, we've put together the followi...

April 21, 2014

Our recent parliamentary hearing in Hammamet, Tunisia, is now concluded and the participants returned home, and we're pleased to report that it was a success. The two day meeting brought some fifty MPs from around the Mediterranean together with policy analysts, investors, and legislative experts for debate and discussion around renewable energy policy and finance. The sessions explored the exci...

March 12, 2014

Climate change is already altering the Mediterranean region. If we continue along our current trajectory – pumping out carbon emissions while remaining in a state of political inertia – then an area renowned for its cuisine will become better known as a region of droughts and food shortages as the Sahara advances northwards. 

But we have a choice. The Mediterranean could become the clean energy...

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