Raising awareness of the Climate challenges in the Mediterranean
For the first time in history, COP27 (6-18 Nov, 2022) is hosting a Mediterranean Pavilion, seeking to highlight both the urgent challenges the region faces, and the innovative solutions already being developed.
The Mediterranean Pavilion is a coalition of like-minded partners: the Union for the Mediterranean, the PRIMA Foundation, and UNEP–MAP, along with a group of relevant organisations and a scientific committee, led by the Mediterranean Experts on Climate and environmental Change (MedECC) network, which gathers 600 scientists, and who produced the first scientific assessment on climate and environmental change in the region.
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For too long now, climate negotiations and climate action have been slowed down by the perception that all the actors – Civil Society, Governments, business and finance – were competitors. But we are not, and we need to join hands.
Throughout the two weeks of the COP27 in Sharm el-Sheikh under the United Nations Framework on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the first Mediterranean Pavilion will host numerous activities and gather key actors of our region.
As one of the Climate change hotspots in the world, we are joining forces for the first time at COP, this year taking place in the Mediterranean region, to have a common voice: only together we can raise awareness of climate challenges in the Mediterranean and take action to find solutions.
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CAll for partners
The Pavilion is open to different participation and partnerships with not just public institutions, but also civil society organisations and private sector entities engaged in catalysing a sustainable transition through collective and scalable innovation.
All organisations that would like to host an event or participate in this pavilion are welcome to submit their proposal.
The applications will be open until 23 September 2022.
CELEBRATING THE MEDITERRANEAN
Flagships projects and initiatives in the Mediterranean
A call for ideas to select the best projects to develop the energy transition path and solve the industry’s challenges in the Mediterranean region is being launched by OMC organizers and FEEM – Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei.
The aim is to promote and award research and technological innovation in the field of sustainable energy with focus on the Mediterranean region, helping new generations of researchers and young professionals to emerge, supporting their work. The promotion of new alliances across the Med is key to accelerate the transition towards a low carbon and sustainable future. The call is selecting projects from universities, academic institutions, research and technology centres from the region.
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In the programme of events at Ecomondo, point of reference for the Green and Circular Economy, Africa is present with its rapid and necessary transformation. Ecomondo organizes Africa Green Growth with the support of Res4Africa, a forum that promotes the conditions to boost investment in Africa, accelerate the energy and ecological transition and enable companies to enter this market. “Innovative and sustainable initiatives for African countries” and “Green Hydrogen” are the main focuses. Join the Forum at Ecomondo, 10th November in Rimini.
By specifically targeting the Sophia Antipolis agglomeration (CASA) in the South of France, this project aims at highlighting the international agreements and national legal commitments for climate change adaptation while considering the local value systems to establish a set of co-constructed proposals to be transcribed into local urban planning documents. Funded by Fondation de France, this project is led by Plan Bleu, in partnership with GREC SUD, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region, the Sophia Antipolis agglomeration and its development council
With a total budget of 1,850000 euros over a 4-year period, the project Scaling up forest and landscape restoration seeks to restore biodiversity and promote joint mitigation and adaptation approaches in the Mediterranean. Promoted by the Union for the Mediterranean and promoted by the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), the project will build regional and national capacity for the implementation of large-scale Forest and Landscape Restoration (FLR) programmes.
The Mediterranean region warms 20% faster than the rest of the world. With current policies, temperatures are expected to increase 2.2 ºC by 2040. These are some of the alarming conclusions of the ground-breaking findings of the first-ever scientific report on climate and environmental change in the Mediterranean area drafted by the network of scientists MedECC.