N°6 > The carbon constraint in the Euro-Mediterranean region

- Morgan Mozas


The carbon constraint is a set of regulatory provisions resulting from the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and the Kyoto Protocol. In force since February 2005, it obliges industrialized signatory countries to reduce their CO2 emissions during the period from 2008 to 2012. Although carbon constraints make every sense in European countries and do not apply to South and East Mediterranean Countries (SEMCs), which did not contribute to the past global rise in greenhouse gas emissions, the consequences can nevertheless be felt in these countries. 

How is the carbon constraint currently applied on both sides of the Mediterranean? What are the consequences for SEMCs? What challenges face all countries in the region? What measures should be implemented to limit CO2 emissions and to what purpose?

These are some of the questions raised by IPEMED in this working paper.

The Author

Morgan Mozas is a lawyer in public international law and has a specialized Master’s degree from the Institut Supérieur d’Ingénierie et de Gestion de l’Environnement (ISIGE) of the École des Mines de Paris. Morgan Mozas worked with a range of companies in the sustainable development domain before joining Ipemed in 2009 as project manager for water, energy, transport and sustainable development.


  • Carbon constraint on both sides of the Mediterranean
  • Specific development mechanisms in the Mediterranean
  • Industrialists moving towards carbon restraint
  • Sectorial logic, a serious avenue on a regional scale
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