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  1. Middle East & Africa to increase wind capacity 40 GW by 2026
    Middle East & Africa to increase wind capacity 40 GW by 2026 21 Jun 2017

    An estimated 40 gigawatts (GW) of new wind power capacity is expected to be added in the Middle East and Africa by 2026, according to new analysis from MAKE Consulting

    Africa,Middle East,Sustainable Energy
  2. Oman secures large-scale solar energy project
    Oman secures large-scale solar energy project 8 May 2017

    The Oman Investment Fund (OIF) has signed an agreement with Ningxia Zhongke Jiaye New Energy and Technology Management Co. to develop a 1,000 megawatt (MW) solar power plant

    Middle East,Sustainable Energy,COP 23
  3. Saudi Arabia to call for bids for 700 MW of wind and solar
    Saudi Arabia to call for bids for 700 MW of wind and solar 13 Apr 2017

    Next week, Saudi Arabia will begin to appeal to renewable energy firms to bid for a combined total of 700 megawatts (MW) of wind and solar projects

    Middle East,Finance,Policy,Sustainable Energy,COP 23
  4. Qatar’s largest solar project to begin construction in 2017
    Qatar’s largest solar project to begin construction in 2017 20 Mar 2017

    A joint venture between Qatar Electricity and Water Company (QEWC) and Qatar Petroleum will begin construction on a 200 megawatt (MW) solar project this year

    Middle East,Policy,Sustainable Energy
  5. 100% renewables makes financial sense for Iran
    100% renewables makes financial sense for Iran 10 Mar 2017

    According to a new study, if Iran transitions to a fully renewable electricity system, the nation would see financial gains as early as 2030

    Middle East,Finance,Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction
  6. MENA region forecasts over 5.7 GW of solar
    MENA region forecasts over 5.7 GW of solar 24 Feb 2017

    The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) have more than 5.7 gigawatts (GW) of solar energy capacity in the pipeline, according to new report

    Africa,Middle East,Finance,Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction,COP 23
  7. Iran dedicates $3 billion to renewable projects
    Iran dedicates $3 billion to renewable projects 7 Feb 2017

    Iranian Energy Minister, Hamid Chitchian, has confirmed the nation’s Finance Ministry’s proposals to invest $3 billion in delivering 5 GW of new clean energy capacity

    Middle East,Finance,Sustainable Energy,COP 23
  8. Saudi Arabia to launch $30-50 billion clean energy plan
    Saudi Arabia to launch $30-50 billion clean energy plan 17 Jan 2017

    Saudi Arabia is looking to invest up to US$50 billion in renewable energy by 2023, announced the Energy, Industry and Mineral Recourses Minister, Khalid Al-Falih, on Monday

    Middle East,Finance,Policy,Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction,COP 23
  9. United Arab Emirates sets sights on 50% clean energy target
    United Arab Emirates sets sights on 50% clean energy target 12 Jan 2017

    The United Arab Emirates (UAE) plans to invest $163bn in projects to generate half of the nation's power needs from renewables

    Middle East,Sustainable Energy,Smart Cities,Carbon Reduction,COP 23
  10. World’s tallest solar tower to be built in Israel
    World’s tallest solar tower to be built in Israel 10 Jan 2017

    New renewable energy targets have prompted the development of the world’s tallest solar tower to be constructed deep in the Israeli desert

    Middle East,Tech. & Innovation,Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction,COP 23

OUT NOW: CLIMATE ACTION 2016-17

Climate Action and UNEP are delighted to present the 10th anniversary edition of the official Climate Action report for COP22, Marrakech, Morocco.

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