International Conference: The Mediterranean as a climate change hotspot

09:00 > Welcome greetings from the institutions and organisers

Introduced by Patrizia Pozzo Studio Rizoma Foundation, Earth Day Med Fest Coordinator
Massimo Midiri Magnificent Rector of the University of Palermo
Roberto Lagalla Mayor of Palermo
Elena Pagana Councilor for Territory and Environment, Sicily Region

09.30 > The Mediterranean as a climate change hotspot

Moderated by Maurizio Cellura Director CSTE University of Palermo
Grammenos Mastrojeni – Mediterranean Union
Hajar Khamlichi, North Africa Program Director, Pooled-fund on International Energy
Alice Aureli, former Director of the Water Sciences Division at UNESCO

10.30am > Coffee break

11:00 > Panel: The energy transition in the Mediterranean region, opportunities and challenges

Moderated by Giulia Giordano Director of International Programs, ECCO think tank
Jauad el-Kharraz RCREEE, Regional Center for Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency, Cairo, Egypt (tbc) Francesca Andreolli Senior Energy Researcher, ECCO think tank
Francesco Guarino University of Palermo

12.15pm > Panel: We are all interconnected. Invisible connections between agriculture, human rights, migration and water geopolitics in the Mediterranean

Moderated by Alice Aureli, former Director of the Water Sciences Division at UNESCO
and Center for Sustainable Solutions in Practical Hydrogeology
Fuad bateh Expert in International Water Law and Negotiator at the UN
Filippo Menga University of Bergamo, Editor Political Geography
Francesca Greco Marie Curie Research Fellow, University of Bergamo

1.30pm > Lunch

3.00pm > Panel: Biodiversity: Natural capital, ecosystem services, biodiversity: to face the challenges of these times our home must be able to regain space and health.

Moderated by Annalisa Corrado
Alessandra Prampolini General Director WWF Italy (tbc)
silvio Greco Research Director at the Anton Dohrn Zoological Station
Gianluca will be National Biodiversity Future Center NRRP, University of Palermo
Chiara Pirovano Està – Economy and sustainability

4.15pm > Conclusions by Giulia Giordano, Annalisa Corrado, Francesca Greco, Maurizio Cellura and Patrizia Pozzo.

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