Climate change: The future of European research and collaboration to address the challenge
Home / News & Events / Calendar / Climate change: The future of European research and collaboration to address the challenge05 March 2019
The report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) examining the impacts and effects of climate change has shown the critical need for environmental action over the next decade. Europe must act now to mitigate climate change and pollution whilst ensuring sustainable growth and safeguarding citizens’ quality of life. Common effort from policy, industry, science and civil society is needed.
The European Union committed itself to the Paris Agreement and has decided to seize global climate leadership to delineate ways to reduce carbon emissions to the rest of the world. Energy-intensive industries, such as steel, will have to implement new, breakthrough technologies to meet the EU’s commitment.
European policies aimed at mitigating anthropogenic climate change, implementing adaptation measures and the development of new technologies need to be based upon sound science and accurate data.
How do European players including the European Union, climate scientists, data collectors, measurement scientists and industry collaborate to address this challenge? Why is research important and how can collaboration be improved? What more needs to be done?
Topics to discuss:
- The European framework: EU environmental policy, objectives and challenges
- How can energy-intensive industries mitigate greenhouse gas emissions and become carbon neutral by 2050?
- How can industrial plant control and real-time decision making be improved to tackle climate change? What is needed to get there?
- Challenges and improvements in measuring Essential Climate Variables
- How do earth observing organisations collaborate?
- How can climate monitoring be improved?
- How does Europe’s measurement science community support climate observation, data accuracy and industry?
- How to build a future-proof collaboration of all crucial players?
The final programme will be announced shortly.
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