United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27) in Sharm el-Sheikh (Egypt) will host a Mediterranean Pavilion for the first time. This initiative is organised by the Union for the Mediterranean, the United Nations Environment Programme – Mediterranean Action Plan and the PRIMA Foundation, together with many other actors working on climate action in the region.
The Mediterranean Pavilion aims to draw attention to the urgent challenges posed by climate change to the Mediterranean area. Moreover, the Pavilion provides the opportunity to showcase groundbreaking solutions developed in this region to a global platform. For these reasons, several events and working meetings will be held between 6 and 18 November 2022.
The European Forest Institute Mediterranean Facility (EFIMED) is excited to be taking part in this event, given the alignment with its core objectives and EFIMED’s strong collaboration with PRIMA Foundation. Michele Bozzano, Head of the Facility, will present the perspective on forests in a session on the key role of nature-based solutions in climate change mitigation and adaptation in the Mediterranean. The discussion, which will be held on 14 November, will consider how forests and other landscapes are connected to the green, blue, and circular transition in the Mediterranean Region.