CILIFO, present at the EU Green Week 2020

07.07.2020. EU Green Week 2020, organised by the European Union, will focus on nature and biodiversity. Around the world, biodiversity is disappearing as a result of the unsustainability of much human activity.

The Iberian Centre for Research and Fight against Forest Fires (CILIFO) will be part of the EU Green Week, through the Finnova Foundation in collaboration with the University of Cordoba, the University of Cadiz (beneficiaries of the CILIFO project), GoHub and the city of Villamarxant (Valencia). These are the events approved by the European Commission within the framework of European Green Week 2020.

  • Monday, 28th September 2020): CILIFO PROJECT. SEMINAR I) ON COMMUNITY FUNDING SOURCES FOR PROJECTS WITH INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS IN THE FIELD OF WATER FOR THE PREVENTION AND EXTINCTION OF FOREST FIRES; AND BIODIVERSITY PROTECTION (Seville, Spain).
  • Monday 19th October 2020: CILIFO PROJECT. SEMINAR II) ON COMMUNITY FUNDING SOURCES FOR PROJECTS WITH INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS FOR THE PREVENTION AND EXTINCTION OF FOREST FIRES; AND BIODIVERSITY PROTECTION (Cádiz, Spain).
  • Wednesday 21st October 2020: CILIFO PROJECT. SEMINAR III) ON COMMUNITY FUNDING SOURCES FOR PROJECTS WITH INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS FOR THE PREVENTION AND EXTINCTION OF FOREST FIRES; AND BIODIVERSITY PROTECTION (Córdoba, Spain)
  • Friday 25 September 2020). CILIFO PROJECT – SEMINAR ON COMMUNITY FUNDING FOR INNOVATIVE PROJECTS TO FIGHT FOREST FIRES AND PROTECT BIODIVERSITY. Vilamarxant as an antenna of the CILIFO project (Firefighting Open Innovation Lab) and presentation of the 2nd edition of the Firefighting Startup Europe Awards (SEUA) 2020 (Villamarxant, Valencia, Spain).

During the EU Green Week 2020, he will highlight the contribution that biodiversity makes to society and the economy, and the role that it can play in supporting and stimulating recovery in a post-pandemic world, generating jobs and sustainable growth. Recovery is an opportunity for a new beginning, knowing that transformational change is possible. It is an opportunity to rethink our relationship with nature, to reconsider the activities that are driving biodiversity loss and the wider ecological crisis, and to weigh the implications for our economy and society. EU Green Week will examine how EU policies, such as the European Green Deal, can help protect and restore nature, leaving room for it to recover and prosper. This year’s Green Week will also act as a milestone on the road to the Conference of the Parties (COP 15) to the Convention on Biological Diversity, now planned for 2021, where world leaders will adopt a 10-year action plan for biodiversity – a new global deal for people and nature.

It is planned to explore possible avenues for change and examine EU policies, such as the European Green Deal, that can help protect, restore and sustainably manage nature, leaving space for it to recover and thrive. This year’s Green Week is a milestone on the road to COP15-CBD (“15th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties of the United Nations to the Convention on Biological Diversity”) in Kunming, China, in October 2020, where world leaders would adopt a new 10-year action plan to combat climate change. In this sense, CILIFO (Iberian Centre for Research and Fight against Forest Fires), as a project that seeks to adapt to and mitigate climate change, had planned a training action focused on attracting European funds for climate change mitigation and adaptation.

For more information, contact the Finnova Foundation (beatriz.martinez@finnova.eu)