Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency
|Type||Regional Nonprofit organization|
|Legal status||Independent international organization|
|Purpose||Stakeholders platform for renewable energy and energy efficiency|
The Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE) is an intergovernmental organization with diplomatic status that aims to enable and increase the adoption of renewable energy and energy efficiency practices in the Arab region. RCREEE teams with regional governments and global organizations to initiate and lead clean energy policy dialogues, strategies, technologies and capacity development in order to increase Arab states' share of tomorrow's energy.
Through its solid alliance with the League of Arab States, RCREEE is committed to tackle each country's specific needs and objectives through collaborating with Arab policy makers, businesses, international organizations and academic communities in key work areas: capacity development and learning, policies and regulations, research and statistics, and technical assistance. The center is also involved in various local and regional projects and initiatives that are tailored to specific objectives.
Having today 17 Arab countries among its members ( Algeria, Bahrain, Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania Morocco, Palestine, Somalia Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, and Yemen), RCREEE strives to lead renewable energy and energy efficiency initiatives and expertise in all Arab states based on five core strategic impact areas: facts and figures, policies, people, institutions, and finance.
RCREEE is financed through its member state contributions, government grants provided by Germany through the German Development Cooperation (GIZ) GmbH (link), Denmark through the Danish International Development Agency (DANIDA) (link), and Egypt through the New and Renewable Energy Authority (NREA) (link). RCREEE is also financed through selected fee-for-service contracts.
RCREEE was set up based on Cairo Declaration which was signed in June, 2008 by government representatives from ten Arab countries. The declaration outlined the following two core objectives for establishing the center:
- To diffuse the implementation of cost-effective renewable energy and energy efficiency policies, strategies and technologies in the Arab region.
- To increase the share of renewable energy and energy efficiency products and services in the Arab region and their share of global market.
RCREEE acquired its legal status in August, 2010 as an independent not-for-profit international organization through a Host Country Agreement with the government of Egypt.
|Member Countries||Local Partners|
|Algeria||Ministère de l'Energie et des Mines|
|Bahrain||Electricity and Water Authority|
|Djibouti||Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources|
|Egypt||Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy|
|Iraq||Renewable Energy and Environment Center - Ministry of Electricity|
|Jordan||Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources|
|Kuwait||Ministry of Electricity and Water|
|Lebanon||Lebanese Center for Energy Conservation|
|Libya||Renewable Energy Authority of Libya (REAOL)|
|Mauritania||Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energies|
|Morocco||Centre d'information sur l'Energy Durable et l'Environement (CIEDE)|
|Palestinian Authority||The Palestinian Energy and Environment Research Center|
|Somalia||Ministry of Energy and Water Resources|
|Sudan||Ministry of Water Resources and Electricity|
|Syria||National Energy Research Center|
|Tunisia||Ministere de l'Industrie, de l'Energie et des Petites et Moyennes Entreprises|
|Yemen||Ministry of Electricity and Energy|
a. Board of Trustees
RCREEE is governed by a Board of Trustees (BoT) which is responsible for setting the center's strategic direction, approving annual work plans, and evaluating performance. The board consists of governmental representatives from member states. Members of the Board of the Trustees
b. Executive Committee
In addition, the Board of Trustees has elected the RCREEE Executive Committee. The Executive Committee consists of five members from the governmental and private sectors. Its role is to oversea the implementation of the strategic direction approved by the BoT, oversee and advise the Secretariat in the center's management.
c. National Focal Points
The national focal points assist the Secretariat with the implementation of the work plan at the national level.
RCREEE is a partner with regional and international bodies focused on international development, sustainable energy, and environmental cooperation. These include the World Bank, (link), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) (link), United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) (link), United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) ( link), United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (UN-ESCWA) ( link), League of Arab States ( link), International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) ( link), and Renewable Energy Solutions for Mediterranean (RES4MED) ( link).
- Official web site RCREEE
- Wuppertal Institut für Klima, Umwelt, Energie
- MED-EMIP RCREEE PPT-Presentation
- Egyptian Wind Energy Association
- German Embassy Cairo
- The German Government replying to a question of some members of the Bundestag concerning the Mediterranean Solar Plan and Desertec
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