June 6, 2022

The SUSTAINOLIVE project has been selected to participate in COP27

We are delighted to inform you that the SUSTAINOLIVE project has been selected by the PRIMA Foundation to participate in the United Nations Conference on Climate Change (COP27), which will be held from November 6 to 18, 2022 in Egypt. Our participation will take place in the Mediterranean Pavilion (Blue Zone).

The SUSTAINOLIVE project, led by the University of Jaén, involves producers, research centers and universities from Italy, Greece, Tunisia, Morocco, Portugal and Spain, and its main objective is to test technologically sustainable solutions in the management of Mediterranean olive groves, from the implementation of cover crops, to the use of by-products from the olive industry. Among many other tasks, SUSTAINOLIVE has already calculated the potential for climate change mitigation of the olive cropping under different combination of management practices in olive groves of different tree densities.

After an in-depth analysis, the PRIMA Foundation has selected our project to participate in an event called: “Nature-based solutions for climate change mitigation” that will take place on November 10. The first results of the SUSTAINOLIVE project are very encouraging regarding the sequestration of carbon dioxide when nature base solutions are applied in olive cultivation, and there can be no better platform than COP 27 to show these results.