Energy revolution in post-revolutionary Tunisia

Among northern-African countries, Tunisia has been a forerunner in terms of environmental awareness. During the Ben Ali era, it has been the first Arab state to set up a ministry for the environment (in 1991); after the 2010 revolution, the National Constituent Assembly inserted a reference to the commitment against climate change in the new 2014 Constitution. In doing so, Tunisia became the third nation in the world, together with Ecuador (2008) and the Dominican Republic (2010), to promote the attention to climate at the highest legislative level, as a constitutional prerogative.