The PRIMA Foundation has selected the SUSTAINOLIVE project to participate in the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27). This international event will be held in the Mediterranean Pavilion (Blue Zone) from November 6th to 18th 2022, in Egypt.

Roberto García Ruíz, project coordinator and head of the INUO Ecology Unit, has held the conference in the Mediterranean Pavilion of the United Nations Conference on Climate Change (COP27).

Roberto has highlighted the results of the SUSTAINOLIVE project. It involves producers, research centers and universities from Italy, Greece, Tunisia, Morocco, Portugal and Spain. This project aims to test technologically sustainable solutions in the management of Mediterranean olive groves, from the implementation of cover crops to the use of by-products from the olive industry.

The European Climate Change Adaptation Strategy strongly incorporates nature-based (NbS) components as positive and cost-effective ways to support ecosystem-based disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation. These nature-based components are integrated into the UfM Ministerial Declarations on the Environment and Climate Action and the Sustainable Blue Economy at the Mediterranean level. Several initiatives have made NbS a priority in the Mediterranean Mediterranean region, such as PRIMA, UPM, FAO, Interreg NEXT MED, EFI, MEDWET and others.

For the first time in history, COP27 (6-18 Nov, 2022) will host a Mediterranean Pavilion, seeking to highlight both the urgent challenges the region faces, and the innovative solutions already being developed.

The Mediterranean Pavilion is a coalition of like-minded partners: the Union for the Mediterranean, the PRIMA Foundation, and UNEP–MAP, along with a group of relevant organisations and a scientific committee, led by the Mediterranean Experts on Climate and environmental Change (MedECC) network, which gathers 600 scientists, and who produced the first scientific assessment on climate and environmental change in the region.



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