At the 27th Conference of Parties in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, leading green technology and renewable energy trade shows outline the urgent need to intensify circularity in waste management and the use of sustainable sources.

The Mediterranean region is warming up 20 per cent faster than the global average and is in second place in the global warming ranking. For the first time in the history of the COP, the 27th edition will host a Mediterranean Pavillion in which Ecomondo and Key Energy, the leading European trade shows for green technologies and renewable energies, organised by Italian Exhibition Group, will be holding two conferences, on the 15th and 16th of November, to highlight Italy’s role in the green and energy transition. The events can also be followed in streaming on the Mediterranean Pavilion website

We would add that Ecomondo and Key Energy only came to a close last Friday at Rimini Expo Centre, where total attendance was up 41 per cent compared to 2021 (and up 15 per cent from the record edition of 2019), also recording double the foreign attendance (from 90 countries).

Located in COP27’s blue zone, the Mediterranean Pavilion is directed by the UfM – Union for the Mediterranean, the Mediterranean Action Plan UNEP/MAP and the PRIMA Foundation with consultancy from MedECC, an independent network of more than 600 scientists from 35 countries, offering an outstanding opportunity for networking and discussion on climate challenges and best practices for the region.

Today, Tuesday 15th, the event in the field of raw materials and energy sources “The role played by Italy in the energy transition of the Mediterranean area” is attended by Alessandra Astolfi (Global Exhibition Director IEG), Gianni Silvestrini (Scientific Director Kyoto Club), Andrea Zaghi (General Director Elettricità Futura), Mario Gamberale (Chief Operating Officer Kyoto Club), Luca Traini (Senior Program Manager RES4Africa Foundation), A. Biancardi (Director of Studies, System Monitoring and International Relations GSE) and A. Tolai Bartali (Managing Director Italy Siemens).

Wednesday 16th will be the turn of Management and valorisation of Waste and Waters and Environmental Regeneration: the role played by Italy in the Mediterranean areaon the management and valorisation of waste and water, with a full panel of sector experts including: Alessandra Astolfi, Global Exhibition Director IEG, Francesco Fatone (Full Professor of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Marche Polytechnic University), Fabrizio Passarini (Full Professor, Department of Industrial Chemistry, Bologna University), Fabio Fava (Full Professor of Industrial and Environmental Biotechnologies, Bologna University), Andrea Giannotti (International Media Relations, Novamont), Davide Scaglione (Purification Sector Manager, CAP Group), Antonio Batistini (VP Group Research& Innovation Development; Chief Technology Officer, NextChem).