Italy’s Ecomondo and Key Energy showcase successful green and renewables strategies at COP27 pavilion

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

The Mediterranean region is warming up 20% 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 of the event is hosting a ‘Mediterranean Pavilion’ in which Ecomondo and Key Energy, the leading European trade shows for green technologies and renewable energies, organised by Italian Exhibition Group, is holding two conferences, on the 15 and 16 November. They will highlight Italy's role in the green and energy transition. The events can also be followed in streaming on the Mediterranean Pavilion website

Ecomondo and Key Energy only came to a close on 11 November at Rimini Expo Centre, where total attendance was up 41% compared to 2021 (and +15% more than the record edition of 2019). Foreign attendance drew visitors 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 MAP-UNEP and the PRIMA Foundation with consultancy from MedECC, an independent network of more than 600 scientists from 35 countries, offering an opportunity for networking and discussion on climate challenges and best practices for the region.

The 15 November event is concentrated on the field of raw materials and energy sources and titled  ‘The role played by Italy in the energy transition of the Mediterranean area” and is attended by Alessandra Astolfi (global exhibition director IEG) and Gianni Silvestrini (scientific director Kyoto Club), among others. 

On 16 November the pavilion will host ‘Management and valorisation of Waste and Waters and Environmental Regeneration: the role played by Italy in the Mediterranean area’ on the management and valorisation of waste and water, with a full panel of sector experts.