With an economic and development model closely linked to fossil fuel use, Tunisia’s growth in recent decades has led to a marked increase in greenhouse gas emissions. Recognising the need to address climate change, the country has proceeded to pursue various strategies, plans and activities to promote renewable energy and climate protection while at the same time pursuing development goals such as modernising industry, creating jobs, improving quality of life and supporting international climate change mitigation efforts.
This case provides a good example of the development of well-linked national climate change strategy, NAMAs and supporting MRV arrangements. In particular, efforts to collaborate across sectors and government ministries to share data and develop effective use of information to support national inventory, NAMA development and MRV are noteworthy.
- TSP: Ministry of Industry, Energy & Mines/ General Directorate for Energy (DGE)
- National Agency for Energy Conservation (ANME)
- Tunisian Electricity and Gas Company (STEG)
- Ministry of Finance
- Ministry of Environment NAMAs: National Agency for Energy Conservation
- National Sanitation Office (ONAS)
- Ministry for Infrastructure and Environment
- City of Sfax
- Ministry of Agriculture
Development of the various programs actions and activities (including development of TSP, NCCS and NAMAs) supported by a combination of private and public sector funds together with international support including from: the French Development Agency (AFD); World Bank; European Union; United Nations Development Programme (UNDP); and the German Federal Government.
- German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) through its International Climate Initiative (IKI)
- German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)
- Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)
- United Nations Development Programme