(mi-lorenteggio.com) MILAN, 09 November 2022 – The Lombardy region will be the protagonist from tomorrow at the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Conference on Climate Change (COP27) in Sharm el-Shek. The delegation, led by Raffaele Cattaneo, Councilor for the Environment and Climate, and also including the Director General of the Lombardi Foundation for the Environment, Fabrizio Piccarolo, and some officials from the Department of the Environment, will participate in several events. Under 2 Coalition by the International Network for the Environment, from Area 4 and also with reference to the Italian Pavilion within Cop 27.
“The fight against climate change must start from the bottom – explains Councilor Cattaneo – from regions, with a development model based on a circular and sustainable economy. And the Lombardy region is at the forefront of taking measures to combat climate change.”
“Environmental sustainability and climate change – Cattaneo concludes – are issues that have a direct impact on our regions. For this reason, the role of regions within the COP has been having a greater impact over the past few years.”
Work schedule – the agenda of seminars, conferences and meetings is full.
On Thursday 10 November, Counselors will participate in the ‘A Spotlight on States’ and Regions’ Contribution to the Global Stocktake – Getting it Done event organized by the Scottish Government as part of the Catenao Under 2 Coalition and Region 4, which not only plays a role will highlight the role of states but also sub-national governments in the fight against climate change.
On Friday 11 November, Cattaneo will speak at the symposium organized by ‘Region 4’ within the Lombardy region, the Lombardy Foundation for the Environment and the Italian Pavilion, titled ‘Transferring supranational strategies for adaptation to climate change at the regional and local level’ ‘. It is an international confrontation between regional and subnational governments over the most recent and innovative policies and adaptation initiatives.
On Saturday 12, the commissioners will participate in a debate organized by the Region 4 and Climate Group that will be attended by representatives of local governments from around the world. We will talk about the challenges that local governments must face in dealing with climate change and the adaptation policies they have put in place to deal with it, and in particular the role of innovation in adaptation strategies.
Day 2 will also be punctuated by several bilateral meetings with some regions of the world related to the network of regions under the Alliance and Region 4, including Amaya Barredo, Deputy Minister for Economic Development and Stability of the Basque Country (Spain); Teresa Jorda, Minister of Climate, Food and Agriculture of Catalonia (Spain); Benot Charrette, Minister of Environment and Climate of Quebec (Canada) and María Isabel Ortiz Mantilla, Minister of Ecology of the State of Guanajuato (Mexico).
The Lombardy region is one of 220 sub-national governments worldwide (representing 1.3 billion people, representing over 43% of the global economy) that have joined the international ‘Under 2 Coalition’. Region Lombardia is also part of Region 4, a network of regions engaged in dialogue to preserve biodiversity, fight climate change and promote sustainable development.
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