SUDEP South SM participating municipality of Sahab presented the success of the SUDEP South project against the environmental, economic and demographic challenges that the Jordanian municipality is facing to the German Business Delegation visiting Jordan. Multiple international stakeholders such as the German-Arab Chamber of Industry and Commerce, the associations German RETech Partnership e.V. and the German Solar Association (BSW) participated on this field mission organized by the project “Responsible and Inclusive Business Hubs (RIBH)”.
The EU funded SUDEP South project for Sahab municipality has a budget of 719.000 EUR for implementing Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency measures throughout municipal buildings, schools and mosques for the reduction of the operational cost of energy at these locations.
The SUDEP-South project began in early 2015 with 12 cities in 6 countries of the southern Mediterranean. The objective of the SUDEP Programme is to assist local authorities in responding to the sustainable energy challenges and to enable them to implement sustainable energy actions leading to energy savings, energy efficiency and more use of renewable energy sources such as solar energy.
SUDEP support mechanism activities are mainly focused on:
1. Assistance to local authorities and reinforcing their capacities and their partners in the implementation of the demonstration projects.
2. Promotion for the replication of innovative actions and the visibility of the programme’s results.
3. Creation of an enabling environment for the exchange of good practices between project beneficiaries.
4. And finally the development of their own local strategies to ensure widespread dissemination and sustainability of their projects.