For the first time in COP’s history, the 27th edition will host a Mediterranean Pavilion. The initiative is conceived to highlight both the urgent challenges the region is currently facing and the innovative solutions already being developed throughout the Mediterranean, raising awareness on a region overlooked in the climate negotiations.
Located in the COP27 Blue zone, the Mediterranean Pavilion will host relevant events and working meetings and provide an exceptional opportunity to highlight these severe challenges as well as to illustrate, share, scale up and discuss the advanced adaptation and mitigation initiatives applied and planned in the region.
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OUR SIDE EVENTS
The CIHEAM and the CIHEAM Bari, with the participation of the Arab Water Council, the Arab Organisation for Agricultural Development (AOAD), the Center for Environment and Development for the Arab Region and Europe (CEDARE) and the CMI-UNOPS is organising a side event that aims :
- to demonstrate the importance of putting climate-smart solutions into action, illustrating the role of cooperation between international, regional, and local actors to involve youth and women in the water and food sectors and dynamically build their capacities through sustained investment in training and education.
- to examine how women and young people’s capacity can be developed and matured with key skills, finance, and access to support networks, harnessing new technologies, smart farming technologies, and digital innovation in building more resilient communities.
The main objective of the side event is to share the experience of the SupMed project (Collective and contextualized strategies to promote resilient and sustainable agricultural production in rural Mediterranean area).
SupMed (2021-2025) aims at proposing and testing innovations based agro-ecological practices to face the challenges of climate change and water scarcity, to improve the incomes and food consumption of farming households and to reduce the environmental impacts of agricultural activities in the regions of Luxor (Egypt) and Bekaa (Lebanon). SupMed is conjointly supported by the CIHEAM Montpellier and The FFEM (The French Facility for Global Environment) along with various public and private partners in Egypt and Lebanon. The ensuring of food security, creation of job opportunities for youth and women and preservation of natural resources under climate and market uncertainties were the main key questions that this project experience attempted to answer. The main output of this event will be a list of recommendations drawn collectively by the different Mediterranean local actors and stakeholders.
CIHEAM Zaragoza organizes a side event in the Mediterranean pavilion at COP27, dedicated to climate change adaptation activities related to the grape and wine production sector, representative of Mediterranean crops. To increase its reach, the activity is expected to be organized together with the International Organization of Vine and Wine (OIV).
The session will feature internationally renowned experts and would present practical mitigation and adaptation solutions for climate change in the wine sector, approaches that are currently being used in the most advanced countries in these fields of study. The side event is based on case-study presentations and an expert’s round table meant to discuss sectoral current trends related to climate change.
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