Green Zone Side Event COP22

Ecovillage Design: Best Practices for Carbon Sequestration and Achieving the SDGs

today Tue 2016-11-08
11:30 - 12:30
Room 9 COP22, Marrakech, Green Zone
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A step change in current lifestyles, consumption patterns and production systems is needed if the COP 21 and SDG goals and commitments are to be respected and achieved. The Global Ecovillage Network and its partner organizations and networks have developed solutions that can transform the way in which such challenges are addressed.

During this session we will share examples and success stories for scaling up and implementing best practices on carbon sequestration, water retention landscaping, biodiversity conservation, regeneration of degraded environments and climate friendly farming practices using different ecovillage solutions from around the world. We will discuss ways that low tech and low cost alternatives are being successfully implemented by ecovillages in Africa and around the world. We will look at and explore interlinkages between climate change and other SDG focusses.


Sonita Mbah NextGEN, Betterworld, Cameroon


  • GEN Showcase Ecovillages by Kosha Joubert, Executive Director, GEN
  • GEN and the SDGs: Integrated responses by Rob Wheeler, GEN
  • Carbon Sequestration by Albert Bates, The Farm Ecovillage, Tennessee
  • Greening Schools in Zimbabwe by Linda Kabaira, Board, GEN-Africa, Zimbabwe
  • Youth-led Ecovillage Projects, Sonita Mbah, Better World, Cameroon
  • The Pan-African Ecovillage Programme, Trinto Mugangu, President GEN Congo
  • Agro-ecology and Ecovillage Development, Saad Dagher, Palestine
  • Ecovillages in Tanzania, Michael Farrelly Tanzania


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