Euromed Horizon 2020 Mediterranean Hot Spot Investment Programme MeHSIP FEMIP contributions to H 2020 Philippe GUINET PROJECTS DIRECTORATE SMAP III - Regional Seminar - Marseille 30 June 2009
Horizon 2020 – MeHSIP PPIF • Year 2007, First phase in order to : • to identify the most bankable projects in the frame of the Strategic Action Programme of UNEP and • to assess the need for future technical assistance support • Supervision with DG ENV, EIB, UNEP and World Bank • Draft study was circulated among H2020 focal points and stakeholders in November 2007 • Study was finalised in early 2008
Main findings of the study: Horizon 2020 – MeHSIP PPIF
Horizon 2020 – MeHSIP PPIF Main bottlenecks to transform a Hot Spot into a bankable project are: • the multitude of institutional responsibilities, • the high volumes of financing required, • lacking enforcement of existing environmental laws, • lacking willingness of central Governments to extend guarantees for loan repayments and • lacking inclination of project promoters to take up loans for project funding
Horizon 2020 – MeHSIP PPIF • Phase I main results : • A current overview of the state of preparation and funding of a core pipeline of projects related to depollution of the Mediterranean. • Effective contribution to achieving greater coordination among stakeholders at country-sector level and in project design as well as greater co-financing among IFIs and BFIs. • Know-how transfer in project generation to the national authorities and promoters to the region, including the Horizon 2020 network. • Greater awareness of Horizon 2020 and suitable means of accessing funding for project preparation and implementation among national and international stakeholders.
Horizon 2020 – MeHSIP PPIF TA support is deemed necessary to: • Better identify the possible projects. • Accompany investments both during preparation and implementation stages. • Continue to work on a list of hot spots investments with national authorities. EIB decided to implement the Mediterranean Hot Spot Investment Programme - Project Preparation and Implementation Facility (MeHSIP PPIF) Financed from the FEMIP Support Fund (EUR 6.2 Mio), Second phase.
Horizon 2020 – MeHSIP PPIF Mediterranean Hot Spot Investment Programme - Project Preparation & Implementation Facility (MeHSIP- PPIF Second phase) • Overall objective: The overall objective of the MeHSIP PPIF is to assist in identifying and preparing 5/10 high priority sustainable investments projects with a significant contribution to de-pollution with a possible demonstration effect. To promote adequate and sound industrial waste management, urban waste water management and solid waste management.
Horizon 2020 – MeHSIP PPIF MeHSIP PPIF Approach: • Sector specifics : water treatment, municipal waste and industrial (hazardous) waste. • Field work. • Close Consultant follow-up and monitoring with an EIB/EU Commission Steering Committee. • Gradual approach with a first milestone end 2009. • 5/10 projects to be further selected for detailed preparation. • Awareness raising and information dissemination with a dedicated Website.
Horizon 2020 – MeHSIP PPIF MeHSIP PPIF Timetable: • Contract attribution to Atkins in March 2009 • Consultants fully mobilised with the Inception report discussed in May 2009 Review of existing pipe line Identification of short list • Next meeting July 2009 • Decision on following steps to be taken in fourth quarter 2009 • Total duration: 48 month • Mid-term review, mid 2011
Horizon 2020 – MeHSIP PPIF Main Issues, at this stage: • Update with new projects • National Authorities wish list • Weak technical definition of projects • Promoter’s identification • Projects expected to benefit from Neighbourhood Investment Facility • Sustainable cost recovery combining all sources of revenue (tariffs, taxes, transfers) is a pre-requisite
Horizon 2020 – MeHSIP PPIF A few technical remarks: • Few industrial hazardous waste projects. • Domestic municipal waste projects concentrates more on landfill than on waste collection mechanism. • Techniques for waste treatment and waste to energy have to be discussed.
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