(September 2015 – June 2016), The Center for Environment development for the Arab Region & Europe (CEDARE) and the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) are entering into this agreement with the overall objective is to conduct a regional review that provides a ‘baseline’ for policy making and cooperation on sustainable buildings (including affordable housing), and resource efficient cities in the region. The thirteen countries include: Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Jordan, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, Oman, and Palestine.
Through this study CEDARE will conduct a regional review of the 13 countries in the region (in cooperation with the respective national Green Building Councils and other relevant institutions) covering:
- Status of sustainable building approaches and policies and lessons learned.
- Identify case studies of policies and approaches that promote efficient use of resources at the city level and integrated resource management (with particular focus on: water, energy, waste, food, construction materials, and land).
- Mapping of the institutions and key initiatives supporting city level resource efficiency in the region. The results of this review will complement the results of the institutional mapping exercise conducted by the GI-REC in 2013.
Regional stakeholder workshop for city and building-level practitioners and decision-makers with a specific focus on sustainable, affordable housing and resource efficiency, and identifying opportunities for interventions. The outputs of this workshop will be captured and included in the final report and build from the results of GI-REC regional workshops conducted in 2013-2014 and previous SUSHI workshops.
CEDARE is responsible for the production of a joint report (approximately 80-100 pages, in English and and Arabic with a French-language executive summary) which will document the results of the regional review.
The report will address the state of sustainable building & resource efficiency in cities through identification of relevant national regulations, programmes for energy efficiency in buildings, public and private initiatives, etc…