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In December 2020, EcoPeace Middle East, the only transnational organisation that brings together Jordanian, Palestinian and Israeli environmentalists, launched its report “The Green Blue Deal for the Middle East”. The report not only offers a practical, feasible and effective policy approach to an urgent challenge in one of the world’s most water-scarce areas. Further, it proposes a framework of interde- pendencies in the Middle East to utilize climate change as an opportunity for creating cooperation in the region. EcoPeace’s policy strategies do not only contribute to resource security, sustainable regional development and cooperation in the Middle East, but also include a security policy dimension in the conflict-laden region.
The question of equitable water supply is an integral part of peace talks between Israelis and Palestin- ians. The climate crisis, and particular the need for action on water is a unique window of opportunity to bring all parties to the negotiation table. In addition to the joint efforts in the region, cooperation goes beyond regions and states. The European Green Deal’s external action will have a decisive impact on global climate policy. One year after the launch of Europe’s Green Deal, many questions remain open: How can the European Union meet its aspiration to be a global leader in climate action and how can the Green Deal diplomacy contribute to the global effort to stop climate change? How can the EU promote integrated climate change adaption and peacebuilding measures?
The European Office of Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and EcoPeace Middle East invite you to the presen- tation of the Green Blue Deal in the Middle East as an unofficial event in the framework of the COP26, currently taking place in Glasgow. We will have an ensuing discussion and try to figure out how to better align EU foreign policy with goals of the Green Blue Deal in the Middle East. How can the Middle East be supported in developing and implementing this ambitious strategy? We are delighted to welcome Yana Abu Taleb, Jordanian Director, EcoPeace Middle East, Gidon Bromberg, Israeli Director, EcoPeace Middle, and Nada Majdalani, Palestinian Director, EcoPeace Middle East. In the beginning, we envisage to present EcoPeace’s report on a “Green Blue Deal for the Middle East”. In a second step, we will hear high level remarks from the Region by Dr. Shaddad Atilli, Advisor ranking Minister at the Negotiations Support Department – PLO as well as Former Water minister and by Prof. Alon Tal, Israeli Member of Knesset. Then, we will learn about the European Perspective from Andrea Carignani di Novoli, Minister Counsellor, Head of Research & Innovation Section at the Delegation of the EU to the State of Israel.
The Online-Event taking place on Thursday, 10th November 2021 from 04:00-05:30 p.m. (CET) will be moderated by Yana Abu Taleb and Nada Majdalani.
We are looking forward to your participation, interesting remarks and fruitful discussions.
To participate in the event, please register under this LINK.