UE, Centro Peres and Frontier RNG hold round table on desertification

The European Union, the Peres Center for Peace and Innovation and Frontier RNG have moved forward with a series of roundtables on climate innovation, this time discussing food security amid desertification.

The roundtable was held at Zoom and included experts from the EU, Egypt, Israel, the Palestinian Authority, the United Arab Emirates, Jordan, Germany and Morocco. These experts included academics, government officials, and members of the private sector.

The issue in question is especially relevant, since desertification has worsened in recent years due to climate change, reducing rainfall and making the air hotter and drier.

So how can the world tackle desertification?

As the panel discussed, there are two main steps: Prevention and Preparedness. The first step is about stopping climate change as much as possible right now, while the second is about preparing for the future with society, nations and the next generations in mind.

European Union flags fly outside the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, March 24, 2021 (credit: REUTERS / YVES HERMAN)

But doing this would require partnerships, such as with the EU, Peres Center, and Frontier RNG.

“We strongly believe that the EU can play a significant geopolitical role in directing discussions and advancing peaceful and prosperous relations in this region through such initiatives,” said EU Ambassador to Israel Dimiter Tzantchev. , it’s a statement.

“Working together on the global climate agenda is in everyone’s interest, particularly in a region where the consequences of climate change are more severe than in other regions. That is why we are pleased to partner with the Peres Center in this initiative of scientific diplomacy, that brings together experts from different countries to exchange opinions and best practices, with the possibility of establishing new cross-border partnerships ”.

“There is no doubt that the climate crisis is the greatest existential challenge facing the world today and we are honored to partner with the EU to address these pressing environmental issues,” said Peres Center Director General Efart Duvedani.

“Our role is threefold: to sensitize, especially young people, to join with regional and international partners in the face of this crisis and to encourage innovation and startups to address these challenges. The Peres Center is doing everything possible in this to bring these environmental challenges at the forefront of people’s minds and harnessing Israel’s technology ecosystem to address these issues. Today, leaders, thinkers, and experts from across the region came together to lay the foundation for cross-border partnerships to lead the way toward a Better tomorrow for the next generation through innovation and cooperation. “

This is the second of four roundtable talks in this series.


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