Conference Talks

Monday 10 December
ClaussenKVS_3305 - Martin Claussen, Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, Germany – Desert Mediterranean and Green Deserts? Climate and Vegetation Change in North Africa
Lelieveld KVS_3456 – Jos Lelieveld, Max Planck Institute for Chemistry/The Cyprus Institute – Climate Change, Air Pollution and Health Impacts
Stenchikov KVS_3681 - Georgiy Stenchikov, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) – Regional Climate Response to Radiative Forcing in Middle East and North Africa
Alpert KVS_3720 - Pinhas Alpert, Tel-Aviv University, Israel – Weather Extremes in the East Mediterranean
Dacic KVS_3845 - Milan Dacic, Director Republic Hydrometeorological Service, Serbia – Integrated Earth Modelling System as a Tool for Science to Policy Interface
Kallis KVS_3939 - Giorgos Kallis, UAB, Spain – Hydro-Climatic Change, Conflict and Security
Wolf KVS_3980 - Aaron T. Wolf, Oregon State University, USA – Mapping Institutional Resilience of International River Basins to Future Climate Change Induced Water Variability
Buhaug KVS_4045 - Halvard Buhaug, Peace Research Institute, Norway  – Food Insecurity and Political Violence in Africa and the Middle East
Najem KVS_4157 - Wajdi Najem, St Joseph Engineering School, Lebanon – Water Availability, Hydro Conflicts and Human Security in the Middle East
DeMarsily KVS_4174 – Ghislain de Marsily, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, France – North African Countries: How Can the Water Scarcity Problem be Solved?
Adriana KVS_4344 - Adriana Bruggeman, The Cyprus Institute, Cyprus – Human Security and the Power of Water
Dalfes KVS_4640
Nüzhet Dalfes, Eurasia Institute of Earth Science, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey – Data and Knowledge Sharing as a Confidence Building Measure
Kafatos KVS_4474 - Menas Kafatos, Chapman University, USA – Climate Change and Regional Impacts on Agriculture and Ecosystems in Semi-Arid Regions
PanayotouKVS_4510 - Theodore Panayotou, Director of CIIM, Cyprus – Climate Change and Human Security: the Economics and Ethics Dimension


Tuesday, 11 December
ChrisSmith_4772 - Chris Llewellyn-Smith, Director Energy Research, U Oxford, UK – Energy Scenarios and Challenges for the World and MENA
Mat Santamouris, University of Athens, Greece – Environment Quality of the Built Environment
Ken Verosub_4793 - Kenneth L. Verosub, UC Davis, USA – The Interrelationship Between Climate Change Mitigation, Fresh Water Availability and Energy Security in the Middle East and North Africa
Varnavas_4801 - Constantinos Varnavas, Assistant Manager, Electricity Authority of Cyprus – Integrating Intermittent Renewables: Challenges and Solutions
AmrAmin_4842 - Amr Amin, Helwan University, Egypt – A View from the Science Academies on the Prospects for Concentrating Solar Power
Epstein_4876 Michael Epstein, Director at SRU, Weizmann Institute, Israel – Solar Fuels-Future Prospects
CNP_4896 - Costas N. Papanicolas, President of The Cyprus Institute, Cyprus – Concentrating Solar Power and Water Desalination
MSaad_4915 - Hichem M’Saad, CEO Volta PV & Solakta Solar, Tunisia – From IT to ET, a Perspective for MENA
Osman_4666 - Galal Osman, V. President, World Wind Energy Association, Tunisia – Renewable Energy Decentralized Water Desalination: Bridging Egypt 2ND Nile 2050 Water Gap
Cooper_4938 - Richard N. Cooper, Harvard University, USA – Challenges of Doha: A Sobering Assessment
Mor5123 - Amit Mor, CEO and Owner at Eco Energy Ltd., Israel – Eastern Mediterranean Natural Gas Developments – the Challenges Ahead
Saimi_5181 - Nabil Saimi, Executive Advisor, Director of International Cooperation MASEN – The Moroccan Solar Plan
Crespo_5225 - Luis Crespo, President of the European Solar Thermal Electricity Association (ESTELA) – STE Plants: Current Situation and Prospects
Flazi_5279 - Samir Flazi, University of Science and Technology of Oran, Algeria – The Present Situation and the Aspects of Future Implementation of Renewable Energies in Algeria 
Lenzen_5477 - Frank Lenzen, Director Reference Project, DESERTEC Industrial Initiative (Dii GmbH) – Results of Dii’s ‘Desert Power 2050′ study and status of Dii’s current Reference Projects
Kempener_5499 - Ruud Kempener, Innovation and Technology Center, IRENA – Doubling the Share of Renewables in 2030: The Role of the MENA Region
- Daniel Ayuk Mbi Egbe, University of Linz and Coordinator of ANSOLE, Austria – African Network for Solar Energy: Promoting Low Cost Appropriate Solar Energy Technology in Africa
Fink_5555 Thomas Fink, Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy, Germany – The Role of Renewable Energy for Sustainable Development


Wednesday, 12 December
Pitzpaal_6131 - Robert Pitz-Paal, Head of Solar Institute, DLR, Germany – The Role of New Research Infrastructure in the Field of Concentrating Solar Power Technologies in Science Cooperation with MENA Countries
Asrar_6194 - Ghassem R. Asrar, Director WCRP, Switzerland – The World Meteorological Organization: Science, Technology and International Partnership for Serving Society
Farajallah_6206 - Nadim Farajalla, Program Research Director, Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs, American University of Beirut, Lebanon – Modeling Impacts of Climate Change on Water Resources – Challenges and Opportunities
Afifi_6244 - Sameh Afifi, Arab Water Council, Egypt – Water Opportunities and Challenges in the EU-MENA Region and Areas of Possible Scientific Cooperation with EU Countries
ChrisSmith_6344 - Chris Llewellyn-Smith, Director of Energy Research, Oxford University and President of the Council of SESAME, UK/Jordan – Shared Infrastructure in the MENA Region and the Example of SESAME
NagiSiam_6395 - Nagi Siam and Mouldi Miled, DESERTEC University Network – DESERTEC University Network: Presentation and Working Programme
Catherine_6458 - Catherine Cesarsky, High level Science Advisor at CEA, France -Research Partnerships and International Cooperation between French or European Institutes and MENA
RafaelRodriguez_6408 Rafael Rodriguez-Clemente, CSIC and MIRA-Project, Spain -The Common Euro-Mediterranean Research Agenda: A Political Breakthrough
NinaSalden_6267 - Nina Salden, Director DAAD Office Brussels, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), Belgium – Towards a Common EU-MENA Higher Education Area – National and European Programme Initiatives
Maged AlSherbiny_6947 - Maged Al-Sherbiny, President ARST, Academy of Scientific Research and Technology, Egypt -The Role of Science and Technology in Building Bridges between North and South Mediterranean Partners
Helfried Burckhart_6985 - Helfried Burckhart, Energy Coodinator, CERN – International Cooperation and Renewable Energies – A view from CERN
Alexandrou_7031 - Constantia Alexandrou, The Cyprus Institute/University of Cyprus – Developing Computational Science in the Eastern Mediterranean Region
Building Bridges Panel Discussion: Perspectives on EU-MENA Cooperation: Discussion and Adoption of the Cyprus Declaration
Anas_7326 Ourania_7253 - Jos Lelieveld, Max Planck Institute for Chemistry/The Cyprus Institute- Ghassem Asrar, Director WCRP, Switzerland-  Kostas Cartalis, University of Athens, Greece-  Anas Fareed Zyadin, Jordan, Representative of Young Scholars Forum

-  Ourania Papasozomenou, Cyprus, Representative of Young Scholars Forum

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