The 27th Conference of the Parties of the UNFCCC (COP27) is the premiere international event dedicated to fighting global climate change. Accompanied by EU side events, several projects managed by the European Research Executive Agency (REA) will be displaying on-site and online sessions. The event will be hosted in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, with a view to building on previous successes and paving the way for future ambitions on climate change.
- green economy | soil protection
- Sharm-el-Sheikh, Sud de SinaïEgypt
From November 7-18, several Horizon 2020 funded projects will be featured in sessions organised by the European Commission and the European Research Executive Agency at the EU Pavilion at UNCC COP 27.
Joint forces will participate with several activities:
- Workshops and events
- Projects and companies pitches
- One-to-EU meetings with European Commission representatives
Workshops and events
9 November – 1:30 to 2:30 CET
The session will take place online and in person, examining the driving forces for a nature-based economy, showcase success stories and draw lessons for going forward towards the adoption of nature-positive practices. The session is based on a report and is the result of the consultation of 15 Horizon projects: Connecting Nature, URBiNAT, Just Nature, Regreen, NetworkNature, UNaLab, GrowGreen, INTERLACE, Clearing House, Clever Cities, Conexus, GoGreenRoutes, FutureMares, Naturvation and URBAN GreenUP.
11 November – 10:00 to 11 CET
In this session, CLEVER Cities, Go Green Routes, Phusicos and URBINAT will address stakeholder and community engagement as a crucial aspect in the planning and implementation of nature-based solutions (NBS). Best approaches and tools to integrate and mainstream co-creation in strategic planning in cities and regions will be shared. The session will take place onsite and online.
11 November - 11:30 to 12.30 CET
The session will take place from online and present examples from the Horizon 2020 projects OPERANDUM, PHUSICOS and RECONECT, and others, on how small-scale interventions of Nature-based Solutions to mitigate the impacts of extreme weather can be transformed to large-scale landscapes.
11 November 2.30h to 3.30 CET
The on-line session will give an overview of the EU publication “Evaluating the Impact of Nature-Based Solutions: A Handbook for Practitioners” and provide a series of snapshot-style presentations on its application in the projects Connecting Nature, GrowGreen, UNALAB and Urban GreenUP.
12 November 2:30- 3:30
In this session, EU-funded projects LEAP4FNSSA and InnovAfrica will disucuss with panelists the urgency to act highlighting the key role of research and innovation (R&I) in accelerating the transition to resilient and sustainable food systems. It will address three scales of action, from global to local, via lightening talks setting out the importance of EU R&I cooperation and the need for science-policy-society interfaces for improved food systems governance.