For the first time, the Mediterranean will have a pavilion at the United Nations climate summit – the 27th edition of which will be held from 6 to 18 November in Sharm el-Sheikh (Egypt) -, the objective of which is to “shed light on the challenges facing the region”.
It is the second fastest warming region in the world (it does so at a rate 20% higher than the global average) due to human activity, as a press release from the Union for the Mediterranean reminds us. (UfM), an organization that promoted this new pavilion in collaboration with the United Nations Environment Program – Mediterranean Action Plan (UNEP-MAP) and the PRIMA Foundation.
“After a summer marked by climatic and environmental emergencies throughout the region, and in a context of global climate crisis, the Mediterranean area is facing its own challenges that could lead to regional instability: an extremely severe and accelerated”stand out from the UfM in the note.
However, they assure that this area of the planet – where these challenges coexist with a “Dangerous socio-economic asymmetry” and an “lack of integration”– is also “a hub for emerging solutions”with public and private policies that “they can serve as models for similar efforts around the world”.
The Mediterranean Pavilion will be located in the blue zone of COP27 -the one dedicated to delegations, UN organizations and international institutions- and will be a center of activities that advises the independent network of Mediterranean experts on climate and environmental change (more of 600 scientists who published in 2019 the first scientific report on the impact of climate and environmental change in the Mediterranean).
It will also host debates, negotiations and the signing of agreements that may come from regional public institutions, civil society organizations and private sector entities committed to ecological transition and the fight against climate change.
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Reference article: https://efeverde.com/el-mediterraneo-tendra-por-primera-vez-un-pabellon-en-la-cop27-de-egipto/