The Mediterranean Pavilion will be located in the COP27 area in Sharm el-Sheikh.
The pavilion will be open between 9am and 19pm from Monday 8 to Friday 18 November 2022
We warmly welcome all COP27 attendees to our pavilion. Please join us to:
· Learn more about Mediterranean climate action in our events
· network with colleagues from around the globe.
Raising awareness of the Climate challenges in the Mediterranean
For the first time in history, COP27 (6-18 Nov, 2022) will host 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.
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.
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.
Join our events onsite or online
The Pavilion will be hosting an informative and engaging series of events during COP27. These events will highlight climate action in the Mediterranean. We hope you can join us.
Event start times are listed below in local Egypt time (GMT+2)
CELEBRATING THE MEDITERRANEAN
Flagships projects and initiatives in the Mediterranean
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.