Tunisia

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Despite depending heavily on gas-fired electricity production, declining productivity at key fields and rising energy imports from Algeria have prompted Tunisia to turn to renewables. The government has set out objectives to encourage development, including increasing the contribution of renewable energy to 30% of the energy mix by 2030. This...

 

What steps are currently being taken to help Tunisia meet its energy needs?

 

Without the vast hydrocarbons riches of its regional neighbours, Tunisia has relied heavily on policy decisions to maintain energy security. Nonetheless the country has been able to profit from its modest oil and gas reserves, especially with regard to the offshore Hasdrubal and Miskar fields in the Gulf of Gabès, which represent 65% of...

 

Although the world remains largely dependent upon fossil fuels for power generation, a gradual transition towards renewable sources has been taking place since the 1990s, underpinned by multilateral deals such as the Kyoto Protocol, the Doha Amendment and, more recently, the Paris Agreement. Investment and development in renewable technologies...

 

Agriculture is set to play a key role in achieving the government’s objective of increasing employment for young people, particularly in rural areas. In 2018 around 47% of the Tunisian population was under 30 years old and the youth unemployment rate stood at 34.8%, according to the World Bank. However, a number of programmes have been created...

 

Global food demand is expected to increase by anywhere between 59% to 98% by 2050. However, global freshwater resources are already overstretched due to climate change and soaring population growth, and it is unclear how agriculture will keep up with these challenges. In recent years climate-induced water shortages in urban areas have brought...

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