The expectations are high for the 2022 International Climate Talks. After a tremendously difficult 3 years which have seen the COVID pandemic, war in Ukraine, economic and fossil fuel energy crisis, the whole world and European countries in particular have made multiple setbacks on fossil fuels. These two weeks in Sharm El-Sheikh could deeply influence what the future will look like.
Recent IPCC reports have emphasized the gravity of the climate crisis and the need for immediate and sustained political will, impactful action and effective cooperation. Decarbonising mobility is essential if we want to reach the climate targets set by previous agreements. Thus, the railway sector can serve as a key pillar of sustainable mobility of the future.
eco-union will be virtually present at the COP27 in the following two events:
Climate: the Mediterranean Hotspot, from scenarios to solutions
Time: 17:30 – 18:30 h (Egypt local time, CET+1)
Place: Mediterranean Pavilion
Lead organization: Union for the Mediterranean, Energy and Climate Action Division
We supported the organization of this event that aims to explain the need for a Mediterranean Pavilion at COP27. It will contextualize and illustrate the Mediterranean challenge, not in terms of climatology but from the socio- economic and security point of view, then asking panelists for their ideas of solution. Concluding that UfM analysis points out that no nation or community can tackle it on its own but if we join forces we can succeed, in a way that leads us to build peace and justice in the region.
Coal and Carbon Intensive Regions in Transition(s) around Europe and Beyond
Time: 18h CET // 19h Egypt time (GMT+2)
Organizers: eco-union & CAN-E
This on-line side-event will share and discuss learnings from EU-funded research projects (Tipping +, Cintran, Entrances, Tracer) on how to accelerate fair energy transition(s) in Coal and Carbon Intensive Regions (CCIRs). Researchers and key actors will present the main findings and possible interventions. It aims to trigger a debate on how to promote decarbonization of CCIRs, without negative social externalities and with a sustained economic, cultural and healthy demographic development.