The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) has stepped up its work on climate change and energy issues in the MENA region since the establishment of the Regional Climate and Energy Project in Amman in 2013. Through its regional and national activities, the FES is active in the three thematic fields of Just Energy Transition, Climate Justice, and Social and Sustainable Cities.
The FES Climate and Energy Project MENA supports various civil society groups and state institutions in their search for progressive approaches to climate and energy policy. It strengthens civil society organizations and cooperates with trade unions, the media, state actors at all levels, and research institutions to promote and achieve a socially just energy transition and climate justice in the region.
Climate and energy policies should not be designed in isolation from social developments. The work of FES links these two aspects and attempts to contribute to a socio-ecological transformation of societies in the MENA region. In doing so, it critically examines individual Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that are of particular importance for the climate and energy policies of the respective countries.
In Jordan, examples of partners include the Royal Scientific Society (RSS) and the Ministries of Energy and Environment, among others. In cooperation with its partners, FES provides capacity building, produces policy papers and organizes discussion events to inform and give recommendations to decision makers on a just energy transition, climate justice and social and sustainable cities.
Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) is the oldest political foundation in Germany with a rich tradition in social democracy dating back to its founding in 1925. The FES office in Amman was established in 1986, while the project on Energy and Climate in Jordan was introduced in 2013. FES shares the core values of social democracy which are freedom, justice and solidarity. As a non-profit institution, FES organizes its work autonomously and independently.
The work and publications of FES Climate and Energy Project MENA can be accessed through the website: Mena.fes.de, Facebook page: Fb.com/fesmena or Fb.com/FESJordanOffice and Twitter: @fes_mena.