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The ‘Partnership for Market Readiness’ (PMR) is a World Bank technical and financial assistance programme, intended to help developing and emerging countries prepare a roadmap for implementing carbon pricing measures.

Tunisia joined this initiative in order to promote the development of carbon reduction measures in energy-intensive sectors, and strengthen mitigation and decarbonization policies in the Tunisian economy. This US$3.1 million project is jointly managed by ANME (PMR focal point) and UNDP (Implementing Partner) and includes around fifteen activities:

Specific activities relate to the design of three carbon pricing instruments:

  • The introduction of a carbon tax to contribute to the resources of the Energy Transition Fund (FTE);
  • A carbon pricing measure for the cement industry to encourage investment in projects relating to renewable energy, energy efficiency, alternative energies (RDF – Refuse Derived Fuel) and a reduction in the rate of clinker / cement;
  • A carbon pricing measure for the electricity industry to encourage investment in projects to reduce electricity demand and to use renewable sources of generation.

Horizontal activities focus principally on communication and capacity building.




Carbon Pricing
  • 30%
    The scarcity of national natural resources along with the increase of energy demand leads Tunisia to initiate an energy transition process focusing on the increase of the share of renewable energies in the production of electricity in order to reach 12% by 2020 and 30% by 2030, in comparison to the current 3%. Indeed, the objective is to reach a renewable electric power of 3815 MW by 2030.
  • 45%
    International negotiations on climate change resulted in a historic agreement in December 2015 in Paris called the "Paris Agreement"
  • 35%
    Penetration rate of renewable energies in electricity production in 2030

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