MedECC participated in The Cassandra conference 2021 organized by the Technology Center of Catalonia Eurecat from 15 to 17 November 2021 online.
The conference focused on Climate Change and Health, Migration, Conflict and Gender Inequality. The objectives were to establish the interrelation between these issues and to demonstrate the latest technological and scientific advances which can provide solutions and progress. Each aspect of the conference were presented employing three principal pillars:
- Technology and Science which offers scientific answers to challenges concerned with Climate Change, Mass Migration due to both developing natural conditions and armed conflict and the role of women in both the development of technology and as a beneficiary of the subsequent effects will be examined.
- The Arts employed in order to provide stimulating visual content presented in parallel to the oral content of the event. An art Exhibition, jointly organised with the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission, was presented to connect technology detail to emotional, Mediterranean cultural stimuli in order to create Awareness.
- Climate Change, health, Migration, Conflict and Gender are about People. Men and Women. The complex interrelationship between the identified factors were explored and the seeds of long-term visions converted into effective Policies were presented.
Prof. Dr Wolfgang Cramer, one of the MedECC Coordinators, was an invited speaker during the Panel one: “Climate change in the Mediterranean“. He took part in the discussion about the environmental consequences of climate change in the Mediterranean along with Nina Raasakka (Coordinator, World Water Quality Alliance of United Nations Environment Programme), Paul Orengoh (General Director, African Minister Council of Water) and Naomi Tsur (Founder and Chair, Jerusalem Green Fund).
Explore the other panels of the Cassandra Conference.