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News Conclusions of the First International Conference on Energy and Climate Change

The "First International Conference on Energy and Climate Change" took place in Tripoli, Libya last 20-22 May 2008. The scope of the conference was to present and discuss problems, best practices and appropriate technology led solutions in developing efficient energy systems in the MENA region with an emphasis on environmental protection, ecosystems, clean energy production, energy efficiency and practical cost-effective solutions. An objective was to highlight problems related to climate change, environment and energy, energy supply and financing of energy systems, particularly in remote and rural areas and in developing countries including the use of the clean development mechanism (CDM).

Presentations have ranged from the development and applications of basic renewable energy technologies adapted for use in the region to the illumination of the relationships between climate change and national and regional energy policies. Renewable energy became a main theme of the conference.

Two panel discussions provided opportunities for all participants to communicate experiences and express opinions about the topics of the conference.

The conclusions of this conference are available now online. 

Contact information Dr. Svante Bodin, Deputy Director-General, Ministry of the Environment: SE-10333 Stockholm/ Dr. M.A. Muntasser, President, IEF, IEF, P.O. Box 83617, Tripoli, Libya (email: ;
News type Inbrief
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File link local Chairmans_conclusions_ICECC2008.pdf (PDF, 59 Kb)
Source of information The International Energy Foundation (IEF), Tripoli-Libya
Keyword(s) climate change
Geographical coverage Libya
News date 02/07/2008
Working language(s) ENGLISH