MedECC Engages in Two Key Events at UfM Green Week

MedECC participated in the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) Green Week, held from May 14 to 16, 2024, in Istanbul, Türkiye. Organised in partnership with the OECD, this inaugural edition of the UfM Mediterranean Green Week focused on addressing environmental, energy, and climate challenges in the Mediterranean region under the theme “Towards a greener and more resilient Mediterranean.” The event will convene diverse stakeholders to foster collective action and regional cooperation.

WEFE Nexus Session – May 15, 2024: Mohamed Abdel Monem, Senior Advisor of Climate Change and Rural Development from Egypt, and Report Coordinator of MedECC Special Report on WEFE Nexus participated to the session on “Implementing the Water–Energy–Food–Ecosystems Nexus in the Mediterranean”. He engaged discussions for climate action through science-policy integration in the Mediterranean and highlighted the MedECC initiative, along with others, that exemplifies how scientific cooperation across different communities, countries, and disciplines can be highly productive and powerful in addressing environmental issues, benefiting all countries involved. He shared highlights of the Special Report, on the interlinkages of water, energy, food, and ecosystems, underscoring the need for collaborative efforts to enhance resilience and promote sustainable practices.

Science – Policy Interface Session – May 15, 2024: Piero Lionello (University of Salento, Italy), Report Coordinator of the MedECC Special Report on coastal risks, participated in the session on “Science – Policy Interface,” organised by the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF). This session explored the critical role of science in guiding evidence-based policymaking and fostering resilience against climate change impacts, health resilience, and civil protection efforts. Piero Lionello presented an overview of current activities and highlights on the MedECC’s Special Report on coastal risks.

This special report implicitly expresses our desire that coastal risks in the Mediterranean be addressed in such a way that the Mediterranean coast becomes a paradigm of peace, good coexistence and respect for life, cultures and the environment. This and other initiatives are examples of how scientific cooperation between different communities, countries and disciplines can be productive and very powerful for addressing environmental issues and is beneficial for all countries

        The authors of the MedECC Special Report  on Climate and Environmental Coastal Risks in the Mediterranean

Engagement for a Sustainable Future: MedECC’s participation underscores the ongoing commitment to advancing scientific knowledge and fostering collaboration for a sustainable Mediterranean. We thank UfM for the invitation and remain dedicated to addressing climate challenges and promoting resilience in the region.

Learn More: For further information about the event, please visit the UfM website. For media inquiries and further information, please contact MedECC Secretariat.

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