TitleManagement of Resources, Climate Change and Energy
Type of projectEnvironment
ClientMinistère de l'Aménagement du Territoire, de l'Environment et du Tourisme (MATET)
Origin of fundingDeutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, Eschborn, Germany
Duration11/2011 - 01/2015

In Algeria, effects of climate change are felt strongly, and the already over-exploited ecosystems face further charges. Negative impacts arise particularly in the densely populated coastal areas, where the continuing loss of residential and agricultural land lead to the damage of infrastructure as well as to health risks for the local population. High losses of the Algerian biodiversity are caused by the discharge of untreated sewage into rivers, wadis and into the Mediterranean sea. In the energy sector the search for alternative sources of energy and thus income is starting to play a more important role for all actors in this field.

The aim of the project were:

  • Algeria improved framework conditions, tools and capabilities to promote renewable energy, energy efficiency and climate protection, and to conserve natural resources and sustainable use.
  • National policy advice is combined with capacity development interventions at meso and micro level in pilot applications.
  • The systematic integration of the measures to the current and planned future regional projects and approaches is pursued jointly with partners.