Ecomondo 2022
  • Mercoledì 9 Novembre 2022
  • 14:00 - 17:00
  • Memo
  • Sala Diotallevi 2 Hall Sud
  • inglese

Organized by: Ecomondo Scientific Technical Committee, BlueMed GSOs, Federchimica-PlasticsEurope Italia, Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions (CPMR), National Research Council of Italy (CNR)

The Mission Restore our Oceans and Waters by 2030 provides a holistic and coherent framework for developing a systemic approach to protect and restore marine and freshwater ecosystems and biodiversity, to prevent and eliminate pollution of our ocean, seas and waters, and to make the sustainable blue economy carbon-neutral and circular. The Mission launched four Lighthouses in different European Seas and River basins to achieve these objectives. The one on the Mediterranean sea is addressed to develop and deploy transformative innovative solutions across the whole MED basin, to ensure prevention and reduction of contamination by 50 and 30% by 2030 starting from plastic pollution and beyond. This can  be achieved by connecting and structuring existing initiatives, activities and a whole portfolio of ongoing projects; deploying, disseminating and upscaling solutions and mobilising relevant actors. Local business , citizens and local policy makers, can make this happen and they are all invited to participate and engage to become active players in this process. Therefore, to express and showcase their willingness to actively contribute to a successful implementation of this Mission and its related Mediterranean lighthouse, they are also  invited to endorse the Mission Charter.  

This event is aiming at engaging key Mediterranean stakeholders to support the structuring of the necessary MED innovation ecosystem, which is key for the effective deployment of the Mission Lighthouse and its related Charter.

Session Chairs

Sigi Gruber, Former Head of Unit, European Commission
Elodie Nunes, CPMR
Lorenzo Bottinelli, President Federchimica-PlasticsEurope Italia
Fedra Francocci, CNR  


14.00 Introduction by the Chairs

14.10-15.10 Session Chair: Sigi Gruber

The Charter for the Mission “Restore our Ocean and Waters by 2030” and Mediterranean needs and specific basin-relevant measures for the lighthouse within Mission objectives
John Bell or Elisabetta Balzi, EC (TBD)

14.30-15.10 Roundtable: Building on prior political commitments for basin-scale cooperation, scaling it up to achieve the Mission Lighthouse targets at local/territorial level by involving Regions and Member States
Moderator: Sigi Gruber
Participants: UfM, BlueMed, WestMed, Eusair, CPMR, Association of Majors 

15.10 Q&A session

15.20-16.20 Session Chairs: Elodie Nunes, CPMR; Lorenzo Bottinelli, President Federchimica-PlasticsEurope Italia

15.20-16.20 Roundtable: Structuring and leveraging existing capacities, finance sources and networks
Moderator: Elodie Nunes
Participants: BusinessMed, MedCruise, SwitchMed (MedWaves), MedCities, EuroPeche, BlueInvest or other (TBD)

16.20-17.20 Roundtable: Main instruments to avoid marine littering and to develop a circular economy: proposals and experiences of the plastic industrial Associations within the Mediterranean basin
Moderator: Lorenzo Bottinelli, President Federchimica-PlasticsEurope Italia
Participants: the main industrial plastics associations of the Mediterranean countries    

17.20 Q&A session

17.30 Discussion and Closure and Subscribe the Charter!
Moderators: Sigi Gruber and Fedra Franocci