COP27, the United Nations Conference on Climate Change, is one of the most important events in the world to discuss environmental issues. In 2022, the event took place in Sharm-El-Sheik, in Egypt and re.green had to be there!
In the first week, we promoted a panel entitled “Ecological Potentials of Restoration for Climate Change, Biodiversity and other Goals for Sustainable Development” at ICC’s (International Chamber of Commerce) stand . The meeting brought together David Cooper (Assistant Executive Secretary, Convention on Biological Diversity), Izabella Teixeira (Co-Chair of the International Resource Panel) and Judith Walcott (Senior Safeguards Specialist, UN Environment Program) as well as Bernardo Strassburg, our founder and Co-CEO.
Our team also participated as guests in several panels at other stands. Bernardo Strassburg even presented his contributions to carbon mitigation in the panel “Protecting Biodiversity and Expanding Nature-Based Solutions”. During the event, organized by McKinsey & Company, he explained how re.green intends to “carry out a large-scale ecological restoration, with solutions to be implemented in partnership with local communities”.
Also at COP27, our international relations director, Mariana Barbosa, claimed that “Forest restoration is a way of mitigating climate change and also of protecting biodiversity, which allows it to have a social impact, with the generation of jobs and the strengthening of local nurseries and supply chain’s collectors”, during the panel “Financing solutions based on nature and scaling forest restoration in Brazil”.
re.green’s participation at COP27 happened all over the globe. In Brazil, Fernando Gardon, our forestry engineer, contributed to a news report on the event by Jornal da Globo. He spoke about the importance of forest restoration in mitigating the effects of climate change.
In 2023 we will once again be participating in global environmental agendas and continue to be part of the change!