Hearing about CoP27 from afar, it’s easy to think that it’s all about heads of government and stand-offs between nations with competing agendas. But there’s another side to the event, too, where experts from across the globe can get together to share knowledge and experience for the benefit of all.
Graeme Maidment, the Director of the GreenSCIES projects, was able to do just that. He took up an invitation from Morocco to share his knowledge at an event called “How can buildings and communities achieve self-sufficiency as a key aspect towards the Smart and Sustainable City?”. Graeme spoke alongside experts from Morocco and Egypt, which created an opportunity to discuss and find solutions to the challenges facing cities and the transition into self-sufficient, sustainable cities in Africa.
In the meeting, the Moroccan hosts highlighted the continuity of its commitments and measures undertaken to accelerate the energy transition. These have been facilitated through the convergence between existing programs and policies and the development of new innovative, efficient and sustainable projects.