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Thu 18 Jan - Fri 19 Jan 2024
Mr. Grammenos Mastrojeni
Mr. Grammenos Mastrojeni
Diplomat -Senior Deputy Secretary General of the Union for the Mediterranean

Grammenos Mastrojeni is an Italian diplomat, professor and writer who has focused for the past 25 years on the societal, geo-strategic and economic impacts of environmental degradation, as well as on topics related to environmental protection, human cohesion, peace and security. He has taught sustainability and conflict resolution in various universities in Italy and abroad, and in 2009, the Ottawa University in Canada entrusted him with the first class by a University on the issue of Environment, resources and geostrategy.

Formerly, until August 2019, he was the Coordinator for the Environment and Head of the Science-Policy Interface at the Italian Development Cooperation, heading Italian delegations on lands, water and oceans and joining negotiations on climate and biodiversity. Chair of the UN Mountain Partnership, and Co Chair of the Global Islands Partnership, he is President of the largest Italian association for sustainable development education “Isola della Sostenibilità” and member of the Scientific Boards of numerous university courses and entities.

Author of numerous articles and official reports on the environment, he published 8 books including  “Greenhouse effect, war effect”, written together with the climatologist Antonello Pasini (Chiarelettere, 2017), and “The Ark of Noah – Saving together our Common Home” that ranked as best-selling essays. Among his publications there are also “The indissoluble cycle. Peace, environment, development and freedom in the global balance” (Vita e Pensiero, 2002); “The necessary eco-revolution” (Italian Scientific Editions, 2008); “Now or never. A decade, and not beyond, to save ourselves and the Earth” (Amazon, 2016).

Blue Economy - Sustainable Blue Economy Partnerships in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea Basins

Thu 18 Jan | 15:15 - 16:30

Mega projects to accelerate the energy transition of the Mediterranean, how islands can lead the way in the race to 100% RES in the region, main challenges and opportunities.

Fri 19 Jan | 09:50 - 11:10
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