Water Europe at COP27


Held from the 6th to the 18th of November, the United Nations Climate Change Conference COP27 took place in the Egyptian beach resort of Sharm El-Sheikh. Here, government negotiators, local authorities, businesses and civil society came together to discuss global climate actions.

Over this period, Water Europe Ambassadors took part in several COP27 events related to the impact of the UN Conference on water and energy transition.

On Wednesday 16th, Hans Goossens, Water Europe President, offered his contribution during the European panel discussion on “European Priorities for Future-Proof Water Services” held as part of the “Water and Climate” pavilion highlighting the importance of COP27 to the water sector. Hans stressed out the important role of water with respect to climate change mitigation but also climate change adaptation. Alexis De Kerchove, Water Europe board member of college A moderated the session that enabled speakers to share experiences to accelerate the implementation of knowledge into real solutions to address Net Zero Greenhouse gas emissions, reduce water losses, eliminate sewer overflows and benefit from the circular economy in water and wastewater management.

On the same day, Francesco Fatone, from the Water Europe Vision leadership Team ‘Circular Water’ contributed to the COP27 session, co-organised by ECOMONDO and Key Energy titled “Management and valorisation of Waste and Waters and Environmental Regeneration: the role played by Italy in the Mediterranean area” to highlight the Italian role in the green and energy transition. To view the full session, please click here



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