10-11 October 2023 – Conference “Climate change and migration in the Mediterranean”, Alicante, Spain (Meeting of experts / officials)
This meeting of experts and officials is organised by the European Economic and Social Committee EESC in the framework of the Spanish Presidency of the Council of the European Union. It will address, from the perspective of the institutionalised social dialogue institutions, the challenges posed by climate change and migration in the construction of the shared Euro-Mediterranean space. Marie-Claire Boillot (UfM Secretariat and member of MedECC SC) is invited to participate during the panel “Europe and the Mediterranean in 2023 – future prospects’, and will present MedECC’s current work on the MedECC Special Report Environmental change, conflict, and human migration.
12 October 2023 – “Les Rendez-vous du Plan Bleu #6: Experts warn on extreme events in the Mediterranean”, online
The MedECC is pleased to announce its participation in the event « Les Rendez-vous du Plan Bleu #6 : Experts warn on extreme events in the Mediterranean ». The opportunity for the public to come and discuss with specialists on the subject. Save the date in your agenda and register here.
Plan Bleu imagined “Les rendez-vous du Plan Bleu” to go further in raising awareness for the protection of the Mediterranean. For this 6th edition, the MedECC is joining force with Plan Bleu to analyze the risks linked to climate change, and recent extreme events occurring in the Mediterranean.
French and English interpretation will be available.
16-18 October 2023 – Conference “Cross-border climate change impacts and systemic risks in Europe and beyond”, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (Germany) and online
The conference is jointly organized by the EU Horizon 2020 projects CAScading Climate risks: towards ADaptive and resilient European Societies (CASCADES) and REmote Climate Effects and their Impact on European sustainability, Policy and Trade (RECEIPT). The aim of the conference is to bring together scientists across disciplines that work on approaches to better understand and respond/adapt to cross-border climate impacts and risks. The conference will present state-of-the-art knowledge on cross-border climate impacts and potential responses in the wider context of systemic risks and varying social vulnerabilities.
Philippe Drobinski (Institut Pierre Simon Laplace, France), Coordinator of the MedECC Special Report on climate – water – energy – food – ecosystem nexus will present the abstract submitted by the author team under the title « Sustainable development, Climate change and Mediterranean area: a nexus approach ». More details to come on the program soon!
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24 October 2023 – “Planet on the mend: Climate Action in the Mediterranean”, DG NEAR, Brussels (Belgium)
The event is organised by the EU’s Directorate-General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement – NEAR, European Commission and coordinated by the Clima-Med Project: “Acting for Climate in South Mediterranean. Joël Guiot (MedECC Coordinator, CEREGE, CNRS, France) will participate and present the state of play in terms of climate change impacts in the region, and current projections. The presentation will set the stage for the discussions that will follow. Final agenda and more details to come (LiveStreaming).
6 November 2023 – Plenary Consultation dedicated to the Summary for Policymakers (SPM) of the Special Report “Climate and environmental coastal risks in the Mediterranean” (online)
The particular aim of the plenary consultation is to ascertain that the findings of the MedECC Special Report on climate and environmental coastal risks in the Mediterranean, as presented in the Summary for Policymakers, are fully comprehensible and unambiguous and that the remarks from the online consultation have been well integrated. Participants invited: MedECC Coordinators, Steering Committee members, Report Coordinators and Coordinating Lead Authors, Coordinators of other Special Reports, and MedECC Secretariat; Focal Points of the Union for the Mediterranean Climate Change Expert Group (UfM CCEG) and the UfM Environment Task Force; Focal Points of United Nations Environment Programme / Mediterranean Action Plan (UNEP/MAP); Focal Points of Plan Bleu/Regional Activity Centre (UNEP/MAP); Members of the Steering Committee of the Mediterranean Commission on Sustainable Development (MCSD); Plan Bleu, UNEP/MAP and UfM Secretariat representatives. Detailed agenda soon.
7-10 November 2023 – Ecomondo, the green technology expo, Rimini (Italy)
Fabio Santeramo (University of Foggia, Italy), coordinator of the MedECC Special Report on climate – water – energy – food – ecosystems nexus will participate to the event “Earth observation and advanced technologies for making agriculture more resilient against extreme events in the water cycle: floods and droughts” on 8 November 2023.
15-16 November 2023 – 7th Meeting of the UfM Task Force on Environment, Brussels (Belgium)
This gathering is significant in the context of the 2nd UfM Ministerial Declaration on Environment and Climate Change, adopted in 2021, which aims to propel the Mediterranean region towards a green, circular, and inclusive economy. The meeting will be joined by Philippe Drobinski (Institut Simon Laplace, France), coordinator of the MedECC Special Report on climate – water – energy – food – ecosystems. The declaration addresses critical environmental issues and aligns with international conventions and sustainable development goals. At a more operational level, the meeting will focus on the 2030 GreenerMed Agenda, endorsed as a regional framework, and its three key priority axes: supporting the transition to a sustainable economy, reducing pollution, and preserving natural resources. Participants will engage in discussions relevant to upcoming COPs, such as climate, biodiversity, and desertification, exchanging insights and exploring ways to enhance environmental progress in the region. Attendees, will also collaborate on promoting circular economy practices.