Future Earth MENA hub organized a Satellite Event on “Future Earth: Opportunities and Perspectives” in the context of the EWACC2015-Buidling Bridges Conference on 16 June 2015 in Nicosia, Cyprus. The event featured four invited presentations on global, regional and national perspectives of Future Earth with a focus on the Middle East and North Africa region. Invited speakers included Manfred Lange (The Cyprus Institute, Cyprus), Sandrine Paillard (CNRS, Paris Hub of the Future Earth Secretariat, France), Rana El Hajj (Issam Farres Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs, IFI, American University of Beirut, Lebanon), and Neda Farahbakhshazad (The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Swedish Secretariat for Environmental Earth System Sciences – SSEESS, Sweden). The lively discussions during the event resulted in the proposals for two workshops and the initiation of a regional governance structure – a prospective Regional FE Committee – in the near future.
Read the event report.