Prof Pinhas Alpert of the I-CHANGE TAU team is supporting the Eastern Mediterranean and Middle East Climate Change Initiative of the Cyprus Government EMME-CCI through the scientific task force.

EMME-CCI completed its 2nd International Conference “Climate Change in the Eastern Mediterranean and Middle East” on 2 February 2022.

During the meeting, structure and content of a Climate Change Regional Action were discussed along with the future organisational structure of the initiative. The initiative entered the second phase of this ambitious endeavor in which the projects’ recommendations will start to being implemented.

In this phase, the climate crisis mitigation and adaptation policies and measures recommended will be organised as a toolbox to form the basis of a dynamic Regional Action Plan.

H.E. the President of the Republic of Cyprus Mr.  Nicos Anastasiades and the Hon. Prof. Costas Kadis, Minister of Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment of the Republic of Cyprus, highlighted the importance of the scientific work of the initiative and expressed their sincere gratitude for the efforts of the team groups.

The executive summaries of the Reports can now be found on the EMME-CCI website.

What is EMME-CCI

The Cyprus Government Initiative for Coordinating Climate Change Actions in the Eastern Mediterranean & Middle East (EMME region) was launched by H.E. President Mr. Nicos Anastasiades in March 2019.

The announcement came following the 1st International Conference on Climate Change in the EMME, organized by The Cyprus Institute in 2018, which called on the governments of the region to take immediate action to address climate change.

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