Στο κείμενο που ακολουθεί παρουσιάζεται κείμενο θέσεων που προετοιμάστηκε από το Mediterranean Information Office for Environment, Culture and Sustainable Development που αποτελεί μέλος της Εδρας UNESCO του ΕΚΠΑ για τη Βιώσιμη Ανάπτυξη και την Εκπαίδευση στη Μεσόγειο.
MIO-ECSDE member of the Network of the UoA UNESCO Chair, has prepared a draft policy paper on the Mediterranean’s wind energy transition: how to approach achieving climate neutrality without compromising biodiversity objectives.
The paper is useful for the majority of MIO-ECSDE members and other stakeholders either at an advocacy or operational level, particularly with a UNFCCC COP (COP27) taking place in a country of our region in November this year, the CBD COP15 (Part 2), etc.
So we really look forward to grasping your insights, feedback and reactions.
In a nutshell, the draft paper looks at ways to ensure that the wide-scale deployment of renewable energy, particularly wind energy, to mitigate climate change does not disrupt the components of a just and equitable energy transition. Towards the end, we put forth some key recommendations on how the transition to wind energy and nature conservation can be addressed “wisely” and in a participatory way, in pursuit of finding the maximum consensus for a sustainable solution.
The document already includes elements discussed during the joint event organized by MIO-ECSDE and RAED entitled “What chances for the climate crisis? Mediterranean and Arab NGOs confer in advance of COP27” held on May 26th and attended by over 180 representatives, primarily of our members and other stakeholders. It comes at a time when we are facing a complex cluster of multiple energy/power/geostrategic crises which is accelerating a reckoning over gas — and foreshadowing what other parts of the world will face as they make their energy transitions. In addition, the expected stronger EU’s action to deploy renewable energy as recently announced in the REPower EU Plan and the upcoming strategies, including faster permitting on renewable energy projects, raise several concerns around their environmental impacts.
For all of these reasons, we invite you to provide your views and comments for the finalization of the document in its on-line version: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Vp5Ymz01KwKfmuImaIw_YZPP8GUZ3X8E/edit#heading=h.23ckvvd
Please contribute your comments by the 24th of June, Friday.
Should you have any questions, or prefer to send your comments, do not hesitate to contact the coordinator of this document, Mr. Haris Paliogiannis: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for your time.
Prof. Michael Scoullos,
Director, UNESCO Chair & Network on Sustainable Development Management and Education in the Mediterranean
UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS