What adaptation solutions for the wine sector? This question was the starting point for the round table organised by CIHEAM Zaragoza on 14 November at COP27 in Egypt. A symbolic Mediterranean crop was chosen to address agriculture's fight against climate change, recalling that no other sector is more dependent and impacted by the evolution of the environment, climate and access to water than agriculture.
The scientific session featured the Director General of the International Organisation of Vine and Wine (OIV), Pau Roca, and the scientific coordinator of the Centre for Research in Ecology and Forestry Applications (CREAF), Alicia Pérez-Porro. On behalf of CIHEAM, the general secretary of the organisation, Plácido Plaza, and the director of CIHEAM Zaragoza, Raúl Compés, were present.
"We have selected a crop that we know well and that is a good example of both the impact of climate change and the response to this challenge. We believe that the grape and wine sector is leading the way in mitigating the effects of climate change," said Compés from Egypt.
You can access the recording of the scientific session on climate change adaptation in the wine sector on the following link:
Deeply motivated to build more sustainable, responsible and inclusive agri-food systems, the CIHEAM
has taken part in the COP27 with the aim of fostering policy dialogues and international cooperation in its
key fields of action -namely, protection of the planet, nutrition and food security, inclusive development, and crisis management and resilience.