The Mediterranean and Middle East face potentially alarming consequences from climate change, as all relevant scientific studies show. Given the geopolitics of the area, the repercussions could be of global significance unless anticipatory actions are taken. Having been recognised as a "hotspot" in terms of climate impacts, the need for mitigation and especially adaptation measures is urgent.

Because of its vast solar potential, the region can benefit greatly from the significant opportunities arising from the necessary transition to a low-carbon economy. The challenges, but also the opportunities, of decarbonisation of the Energy Sector in the Mediterranean and Middle East are immense. 

The planned conference is intended to provide a stimulating dialog among leading Policy Makers, Scientists, Industry Leaders and other Stakeholders from around the world on the role of Concentrated Solar Thermal technologies in contributing to addressing these challenges in the Mediterranean and Middle East.

‘The Decarbonisation of the Energy Sector in the Mediterranean Region and Middle East – The Role of CSP’ Conference will be held in Nicosia, Cyprus, from 29th November to 1st December 2018.  We invite you to participate and contribute to this important conference.


Conference Topics

  • General overview of the climate change challenges and strategies adapted to address them
  • The role of energy transition in mitigating and adapting climate change in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Middle-East (EMME)
  • The Technological Frontier as it applies to the EMME Region
  • Hydrocarbons and Renewables: Conflicts and Opportunities
  • Regional and International Approaches

  • Sponsors

    The conference is organised under the 'Cyprus Solar Thermal Energy Chair for the Eastern Mediterranean (CySTEM)'and the 'Networking for Excellence in Solar Thermal Energy Research ( NESTER)' projects that have received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.

    Main Sponsor