From climate change to recycling materials and the transition from fossil fuels to renewable energies. Environmental challenges and opportunities in North African and subSaharan countries will be the focus of part of the debate at Ecomondo and Key Energy 2022 (Italy, Rimini Expo Centre, 8th – 11th November), events organised by IEG – ITALIAN EXHIBITION GROUP, Europe’s reference point for ecological and energy transition.

“The most comprehensive exhibition in the field of
circular and renewable energy, a platform for business and research,” says IEG’s CEO, Corrado Peraboni,
“will, in fact, also become a veritable powerhouse for networking and exchanging opportunities between
Europe and Africa.”


Visitors will be greeted by a solid proposal of global conferences developed by the Ecomondo and Key
Energy Technical-Scientific Committees, chaired respectively by Fabio Fava and Gianni Silvestrini, at which
the European Commission will also participate. A range of conferences and seminars that will feature
international, national and local institutions, public and private companies and the scientific world.

African embassies, governments and institutions will be meeting at the 2nd edition of “Africa Green
Growth”: under discussion, growth opportunities in the fields of “Green Hydrogen” and “Water Energy
and Food Nexus” with a focus on the circular economy and youth entrepreneurship in Africa’s everincreasing integration into world economy circuits. The event will be organised by RES4Africa and the
Ecomondo-Key Energy Scientific Committee with the support of ITA-Italian Trade Agency, the Ministry of
Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and the Ministry of Ecological Transition.

The transition from fossil carbon will feature in “Transition towards carbon neutrality”, an event chaired
by the OECD’s Bio-, Nano- and Converging Technologies (BNCT) task force, that will deal with the urgent
need for a global carbon management strategy for the chemical sector that would endorse the
sustainable circular economy approach.

Furthermore, the European Commission will attend “Water Projects Europe: Actions needed for water
scarcity and drought (focus on Mediterranean)” organised with Water Europe on EU-funded projects
regarding water shortage challenges; the afternoon session will be chaired by Francesco Fatone.