Conference Concept

Upon an initiative by the German Federal Government and the Jordanian Government, the conference aims at building on the Middle East North Africa Renewable Energy Conference (MENAREC) series, whilst broadening the scope and offering new formats and fora for Business-to-Business (B2B) and Business-to-Government (B2G) Dialogues.

Through this, the conference continues the conversations that were initiated at the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue (BETD) and gives highest-level representatives of governments, industry, academia, and civil society the opportunity to share their experiences and ideas for a reliable, affordable, and sustainable energy supply.

The conference will be an opportunity to discuss the potential of green hydrogen, energy efficiency, innovation and renewable energy in the transformation towards greener economies. For many countries, not least in the EU and MENA region, this transition constitutes a profound reformation of their economies. As dramatic as the impact of the global Covid pandemic is, this crisis also offers opportunities for governments to promote more climate-friendly solutions with positive effects on sustainable local value creation and the creation of jobs.


The conference aims at deepening the energy cooperation between the MENA region and Europe. The imperative of the Paris Agreement to drastically reduce greenhouse gas emissions opens new geopolitical opportunities in sustainable energy trade and diversification of supply sources. The European Union and its neighbours in the MENA region have the potential to exploit and strengthen their long-standing and multi-faceted energy relationships for their mutual benefit. An increasing interconnection of power systems and the development of value chains for green hydrogen and its derivatives could become an inter-regional endeavour.


Expected Results

Building on the MENAREC series, the conference shall provide ample opportunities for bilateral G2G and B2G meetings and side events and is supposed to initiate a series.

During the conference, a joint declaration on the following topics will be signed by the participating countries:

  • Declaration on climate protection ambitions of the MENA region
  • Regional and inter-regional roadmaps for interconnection of energy markets
  • Agreement of specific bi- and multilateral cooperation projects​