Platform for African – European Partnership in Agricultural Research for Development

Monday, November 7, 2022

EU COP27 side events

8 - 16 November 2022. EU COP27 side events. These events are part of the EU Pavilion programme in the framework of COP27.

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.

Nov. 8. Rolling-out the AEGEI: accelerating its implementation.

  • The Africa EU Green Energy Initiative is one of the key flagships of the Global Gateway Africa–Europe Investment Package.
  • Incl. Carla Montesi Director INTPA.F - Green Deal Digital Agenda European Commission

Nov. 8. EU response to food crises and support to African resilience: Agro-ecological approaches and the Great Green Wall

  • Moderated by Sue Chomba, World Resource Institute Nairobi
  • Ibrahim Thiaw , Executive Secretary | UNCCD
  • Koen Doens , Director-General INTPA | European Commission
  • Alvaro Lario IFAD President
  • Carla Montesi - Director for Green Deal and Digital Agenda

Nov. 8. How science and innovation deliver concrete solutions on the ground for communities and ecosystems

Incl. Michèle Mbo'o Tchouawou Deputy Director, Programs African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD)

Nov. 8. Driving investments for climate in Africa – financing a green and just recovery through Global Gateway

Incl. Koen Doens Director General European Commission -Directorate General for International Partnerships

Nov.8. Adaptation without borders: strengthening cooperation to manage cross border climate risks

Incl. Estherine Lisinge-Fotabong Director of Programme Innovation and Planning African Union Development Agency-NEPAD & Tim Benton Research Director Chatham House

Nov. 8. A Mediterranean agenda for an effective energy transition in a new global context

In the face of increasing demographic pressures, growing energy demand, and the progressive degradation of the environment, it is imperative to rethink and actively support the transition to a low-carbon economy in the Mediterranean. The EU is placing at the heart of its mandate the EU Green Deal and the plans to implement a Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM), which offers a great opportunity to accelerate the energy transition in the South and East Mediterranean, while also raising numerous challenges.

This event showcased IPSF’s continuous commitment to international cooperation on sustainable finance and efforts to support the transition to a climate neutral and sustainable economy. Notably, it was an opportunity to present the IPSF Transition Finance work and discuss about common approaches within transition finance frameworks and tools to help markets plan and communicate about the transition, seek financing for it and eventually encourage a credible and robust transition.

Nov. 9. EU SWITCH programmes - recipes for change: how a sustainable food system can curb carbon emissions

  • The event show-cased how the EU has been supporting the food transition in partner countries underpinning goals of the EU Circular Economy Action Plan and the Farm to Fork Strategy.
  • Incl. Karim Elwakkad Project Manager Sekem Development Foundation & Carla Montesi Director INTPA.F - European Commission

Nov. 9. Management of climate risks and the treatment of green investments

An overview of the EU initiatives to improve the management and stress testing of climate-related financial risks in the financial sector. The event allowed participants to have an overall understanding of the EU supervisory initiatives, including expectations and scenario/stress testing. The event also provided a summary of the European Commission’s latest prudential regulatory proposals for banks and insurers.

Nov. 10. Advancing Climate smart agriculture through the Africa-Europe International Research Consortium Platform

Food and Nutrition Security and Sustainable Agriculture (FNSSA) is central to the Green Transitions in Africa and Europe. Under the aegis of the AU-EU High Level Policy Dialogue, the recently launched FNSSA International Research Consortium (IRC) Platform is to enable coordination of actions and programmes. This side event discussed the opportunities that the IRC presents for directly improving the outcomes of Climate Smart Agriculture actions and schemes by integrating regional interests and multistakeholders needs and participations. 
  • J. Dorra Fiani President Knowledge Economy Foundation 
  • Yemi Akinbamijo Executive Director FARA 
  • Irene Annor-Frempong Coordinator, LEAP4FNSSA FARA 
  • Sherif Elgabaly Member of the Egyptian Parliament Polyserve Group 
  • Magdalena Gajdzinska Food Systems Policy Officer EUROPEAN COMMISSION 
  • Daniele Rossi Chairman Copa-Cogeca WP Research & Innovation Confederation of Farmers - Confagricoltura 
  • Isabelle Hippolyte Scientific Officer ANR

Nov. 12. 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM (Egypt) Resilient agriculture in Africa : EU and partners in action

The event will highlight selected examples of EU support to local, bottom-up initiatives addressing climate change in the agriculture and food systems area. The International Land Coalition will focus on secure land tenure as prerequisite for climate action and sustainable food systems. Tony Rinaudo (tbc) will present its striking results with Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration (FMNR) of trees and the Water and Energy for Food (WE4F) initiative will highlight the role of innovation.

Nov. 12. 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM (Egypt) Food systems transformation to support climate ambition: opportunities for coherent & collaborative action

This side event organised by the European Economic and Social Committee will involve policy-makers and civil society organisations with the aim to debate opportunities and challenges of the transition towards sustainable food systems that can effectively contribute to climate mitigation and adaptation efforts.

Nov. 12. 13:30 to 14:30 CET. Is our food system ready for the climate crisis ?

  • Many EU projects provide innovations for Food Systems transition in a joint EU-Africa approach, among them: FOODLAND | InnoFoodAfrica | HealthyFoodAfricaEWA – BELT | SustainSAHEL | SustInAfrica | UPSCALE | Soils4Africa
  • In this session, 8 panellists will discuss the role of research & innovation to support this transformation, and the need for ambitious science–policy interfaces to improve the governance of our food systems.
  • Incl. Hans-Jörg Lutzeyer · European Commission, DG Research and Innovation, Tom Arnold · Irish Government, Irene Annor-Frempong · FARA

Nov. 15. 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM (Egypt). Optimizing food and climate action

Nov. 15. 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM (Egypt) Building a stronger Africa-Europe cooperation on ocean-climate action

Nov. 15. 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM (Egypt) The European Scientific Advisory Board on Climate Change: how independent scientific advice can strengthen climate action

Nov. 16.  9:30 AM to 10:30 AM (Egypt) Climate services for adaptation in Sub-Saharan Africa

Nov. 16.  11:00 AM to 12:00 PM (Egypt) All things considered: the role of scientific advice in climate-related crises

Nov. 16.  5:30 PM to 6:30 PM (Egypt) High-level ministerial event: Joint Europe-Africa action on adaptation and resilience

Incl. Josefa Leonel Correia Sacko Commissioner for Agriculture, Rural Development, Blue Economy, and Sustainable Environment African Union Commission

Nov. 16.  7:00 PM to 8:00 PM (Egypt) Digital technologies for climate change adaptation and mitigation

Incl. Carla Montesi Director INTPA.F - European Commission

Nov. 17.  7:00 PM to 8:00 PM (Egypt) Enhancing action on adaptation in Africa - The Africa Adaptation Initiative

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