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Proceedings of the business and investment forum for renewable energy in the Arab Regions; Recueil des interventions du forum d'affaires pour le developpement des energies renouvelables dans la region Arabe

Abstract

This event on renewable energies comes within the framework of the World Solar Programme. Indeed, following the World Solar Summit in Harare in 1997, UNESCO, the European Commission, ADEME and ICAEN have taken the initiative to organize a series of Business Forums devoted to renewable energies. The first two were held in Quito in 1998 and in Harare in 1999. The Harare forum was especially devoted to the use of renewable energies in decentralized rural electrification. Promoters wish to focus debates and thinking on themes with a particular bearing on surrounding countries. This is why the main subject for this Forum is how renewable energies can be used for a sustainable development in the Arab region, supplying energy and water. The growing demand for water is a crucial issue in Middle Eastern and Mediterranean countries. The relatively limited resources, the high population growth and the regular improvement in the standard of living can, in the medium term, only confirm the attention that should be given to the problem. Firstly, it is a question of identifying the most efficient and best-adapted technologies, and enabling their dissemination, all the while developing the know-how of local operators. It is also a matter of  More>>
Authors:
"NONE"
Publication Date:
Jul 01, 2001
Product Type:
Conference
Report Number:
ETDE-FR-20222860
Resource Relation:
Conference: Business and investment forum for renewable energy in the Arab regions, Forum d'affaires pour le developpement des energies renouvelables dans la region Arabe, Muscat, Sultanate (Oman), 12-15 Nov 2000; Other Information: PBD: 2001
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; 14 SOLAR ENERGY; RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES; ENERGY SOURCE DEVELOPMENT; ENERGY POLICY; COORDINATED RESEARCH PROGRAMS; RESOURCE ASSESSMENT; FINANCING; TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER; SOCIO-ECONOMIC FACTORS; BUSINESS; SOLAR THERMAL CONVERSION; PHOTOVOLTAIC CONVERSION; RURAL AREAS; ARAB COUNTRIES; DESALINATION PLANTS; INVESTMENT
OSTI ID:
20222860
Research Organizations:
Sultan Qaboos University, Musct, Sultanate (Oman)
Country of Origin:
France
Language:
English; French
Other Identifying Numbers:
TRN: FR0108579
Availability:
Available to ETDE participating countries only(see www.etde.org); commercial reproduction prohibited; OSTI as DE20222860
Submitting Site:
FR
Size:
[574] pages
Announcement Date:

Citation Formats

Proceedings of the business and investment forum for renewable energy in the Arab Regions; Recueil des interventions du forum d'affaires pour le developpement des energies renouvelables dans la region Arabe. France: N. p., 2001. Web.
Proceedings of the business and investment forum for renewable energy in the Arab Regions; Recueil des interventions du forum d'affaires pour le developpement des energies renouvelables dans la region Arabe. France.
2001. "Proceedings of the business and investment forum for renewable energy in the Arab Regions; Recueil des interventions du forum d'affaires pour le developpement des energies renouvelables dans la region Arabe." France.
@misc{etde_20222860,
title = {Proceedings of the business and investment forum for renewable energy in the Arab Regions; Recueil des interventions du forum d'affaires pour le developpement des energies renouvelables dans la region Arabe}
abstractNote = {This event on renewable energies comes within the framework of the World Solar Programme. Indeed, following the World Solar Summit in Harare in 1997, UNESCO, the European Commission, ADEME and ICAEN have taken the initiative to organize a series of Business Forums devoted to renewable energies. The first two were held in Quito in 1998 and in Harare in 1999. The Harare forum was especially devoted to the use of renewable energies in decentralized rural electrification. Promoters wish to focus debates and thinking on themes with a particular bearing on surrounding countries. This is why the main subject for this Forum is how renewable energies can be used for a sustainable development in the Arab region, supplying energy and water. The growing demand for water is a crucial issue in Middle Eastern and Mediterranean countries. The relatively limited resources, the high population growth and the regular improvement in the standard of living can, in the medium term, only confirm the attention that should be given to the problem. Firstly, it is a question of identifying the most efficient and best-adapted technologies, and enabling their dissemination, all the while developing the know-how of local operators. It is also a matter of focusing on the problems connected with the financing of the projects. Indeed, public aid for development can be sought on both sides, and international financing can be mobilized at the World Bank, within the Global Environmental Facility, or through development banks, although access to them still seems difficult. How can we simplify these procedures and at the same time meet the necessary guarantees, and what are the most efficient financing mechanisms? Lastly, to implement these projects it is vital that we increase commercial opportunities and favour the bringing together of all the players present here today - the users, and the public and private sectors. The participation of industrialists will therefore play a fundamental role here. To meet these objectives, the Forum's programme is arranged around all the themes concerned: the programmes and opportunities for developing renewable energies in the region and in Europe, the investments, financing and technologies, without forgetting the many case studies and experiments, particularly in the Mediterranean area. (author)}
place = {France}
year = {2001}
month = {Jul}
}