International olive Council participation in Cop22

Olio Officina

The IOC will participate in COP22, which will be held from 7 to 18 November 2016 in Marrakech.

The Conference of the Parties (COP) is an annual conference on climate change organised under the auspices of the United Nations. The twenty-second conference (COP22) will focus on the mitigation of the effects of global warming and innovation in relation to climate change.

The IOC will present its paper “Olive oil: the liquid gold helping reduce greenhouse gases” on 16 November from 9.00 to 10.30 hours, in the Green Zone area for side events.

The IOC will present results that indicate that when the proper agricultural practices are applied, the carbon sink effect (i.e. CO2 sequestration) of the olive tree (in its biomass and the soil) is much higher than the greenhouse gases emitted to produce one production unit (one litre of virgin or extra virgin olive oil).

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