DEMETER participates at COP26 on Science and Innovation Day

Nov 15 2021


On the 9of November, DEMETER was excited to participate in COP26 with a one-day exhibition stand in the Green Zone. COP26 is the 26th United Nations Climate Change conference with the aim of bringing parties together to accelerate towards climate change action. The Green Zone at COP26 is where the public, civil society, Indigenous Peoples, youth groups, charities, academics, artists and businesses can share their activities and initiatives.


Gender was the key theme on the day that DEMETER exhibited, focused on addressing the ways in which women, girls and marginalised people are disproportionately impacted by climate change. Over 80% of displaced people from climate related disasters and changes around the world are women and girls. Science and Innovation was also explored by demonstrating some of the technologies that can contribute to improved sustainability and limiting the global temperature rise to 1.5C. DEMETER used this opportunity to share the project’s objectives and results in terms of demonstrating the impact of digital innovations (IoT technologies, data science and smart farming) across a variety of farm types and sizes, as well as our commitment to gender equality in agriculture and agritech. Many of the pilot projects which focus on sustainability and reducing the use of water, energy, pesticides, and fertilisers were presented.