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Tunisia: First World Sustainable Energy Forum opens in Tunis

The first edition of the World Sustainable Energy Forum “Enersol 2012” was opened on Wednesday at the Kram Exhibition Centre (Northern suburbs of Tunis).

The event is a private initiative supported by the public sector (ANME, APII, STEG, FIPA, and OACA) in collaboration with local institutions and partnership structures such as the Tunisian-American Chamber of Commerce (ATACC), the German Cooperation Agency (GIZ) and the Tunisian-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry (AHK).

The three-day meeting on sustainable energy and green technologies, whose works were opened by Prime Minister Hamadi Jebali, aims to be a forum for exchange of knowledge on novelties, policies and recent projects in the fields of sustainable energy and green technologies.

In addition to the exhibition and the gallery of innovation, “Enersol” will be marked by three major forums dedicated to “General Policy and Business,” “Science and Technology” and “Civil Society and Green Jobs.”

The forum is attended by representatives of international companies operative in the areas of energy and experts from several countries: Germany, Austria, China, France, Greece, Italy, Republic of Korea, Slovenia, UAE and USA.

In a statement to the media, Mr. Jebali confirmed the willingness of Tunisia to further explore the path of renewable energy.

“These are future energies and inexhaustible resources,” he said, noting that much remains to be done to achieve the objectives in this area.

He stressed, in this context, the need to revise the legislative framework, to promote research and to adapt education systems to the country’s energy needs.

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