French Environment and Energy Management Agency (ADEME)

11:15–12:30 Wednesday 29 May

Side event

Room PA

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Relevance of the monitoring and evaluation process in order to deliver optimal solutions

Awards ceremony of Mediterranean Climate Change Adaptation Awards

Mediterranean Region appears quite vulnerable to climate change impacts, as highlighted in last IPCC report. Rise of temperatures, higher than global warming, decrease of rainfalls and sea level rise is already threatening limited resources under pressure, prefiguring dramatic consequences such as recent floods in the Region. Promoting climate action adaptation, in addition to mitigation measures, appears urgent, for strengthening resilience of social, economic and environmental ecosystems and better absorbing consequences of extreme climate events. Cities and territories are day to day mobilized. In rural, urban or coastal areas, different stakeholders, private, public, NGOs and research institute are contributing to implement different actions, for preventing, informing and managing important risks related to climate change. They adapt their technologies, designing better their facilities, planning and testing nature based solutions, using efficiently their resources for increasing their resilience. New tools and/or governance approaches for planning and implementing public policies are also implemented taking into account the different risks cities and territories are facing.

Are the solutions proposed adapted and relevant? Do they contribute to climate change adaptation?  Why and how? The importance of a monitoring and evaluation process (M&E) to measure progress and resilience of the territories appears as a challenge. This conference aims to illustrate through a wide variety of case studies the relevance of monitoring and evaluation processes in the definition and implementation of adaptive approaches. Through cross-views between researchers and practitioners, six case studies will be presented to feed debate and sharing experiences. These have been identified through two editions of the Mediterranean Climate Change Adaptation awards initiated by ADEME and its partners in 2016 et 2019.

11:15-11:30 Opening session

  • Philippe Masset | Deputy Director of European and International Affairs, French Environment and Energy Management Agency (ADEME)
  • Arnault Graves | Senior Climate Adviser, Secretariat of Union for the Mediterranean (UfM)

11:30-12:15 Round table

Relevance of the monitoring and evaluation process in order to deliver optimal solutions, six case studies

  • Rain Water Harvesting and Water Treatment (Grey Water) Project – Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
  • Mohamad Said Bazzi | Project Civil Engineer, Union of the District of the Municipalities of Bint Jbeil – Increase green cover through reforestation and create new forests through afforestation project – Lebanon
  • Sanja Slavica Matesic | Director of the County Department for environmental protection and municipal affairs or Daria Povh Škugor | Senior Programme Officer, PAP/RAC (Priority Actions Programme/Regional Activity Centre),  Šibenik-Knin County – Coastal Plan with specific focus on climate variability and change project – Croatia
  • Malvena Al Jamal | Director of the Health and Environment Department – Ramallah Municipality – Adapting the city of Ramallah to climate change project – Palestinian territories
  • Abbès Benaïssa | Office Manager, Dar Si Hmad for Development, Education and Culture (NGO) – Collecting fog water to ensure water supply project – Morocco
  • Gil Penha-Lopes | Researcher, Foundation of the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon / Centre for Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Change – Municipal Strategies for Adaptation to Climate Change (ClimAdaPT.Local) – Portugal
  • Kasia Marini | Science Officer Meeting, Mediterranean Experts on Climate and Environmental Change (MedECC)
  • Céline Phillips | Climate expert, French Environment and Energy Management Agency (ADEME)


  • Awards ceremony of Mediterranean Climate Change Adaptation Awards 12:15-12:30
  • Introduction by Alicia Tsitsikalis, Project manager Regional Mediterranean and African Cooperation, French Environment and Energy Management Agency (ADEME)

12:30 Cocktails


  • The Union for the Mediterranean (UPM)
  • Plan Bleu
  • Agency for sustainable Mediterranean cities and territories (AViTeM)


  • Association of the Mediterranean Chambers of Commerce and Industry (ASCAME)
  • Euro-Mediterranean Information System on know-how in the Water sector (EMWIS)
  • Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RECREE)
  • Mediterranean Association of National Agencies for Energy Management (MEDENER)