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Warsaw (PL) - 07/07/11
Conference: "Scientific Support to a Competitive European Low Carbon Economy: Energy, Transport and Emerging Technologies"
The Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education and the Polish Academy of Sciences together with the European Commission's Joint Research Centre are organising a conference entitled "Scientific Support to a Competitive European Low Carbon Economy: Energy, Transport and Emerging Technologies". This conference, held under the auspices of the Polish EU Presidency, is taking place on 7 July 2011 in Warsaw in the Palace of Culture and Science.
The conference will address issues that will be central to the progressive transition of the EU towards a low carbon society: energy, transport, clean production technologies and consumption patterns. The conference participants will discuss how science can support the building of a European low carbon economy while at the same time preserving its ability to be competitive at the global markets.
Through its selected theme the conference will contribute to the Europe 2020 Strategy and more particularly to the flagships on "Resource-efficient Europe" and "Industrial Policy for the Globalisation Era". The flagship initiative sets out a strategy that aims to boost growth and jobs by maintaining and supporting a strong, diversified and competitive industrial base in Europe while becoming less carbon intensive.
SETTING THE SCENE: the European Dimension
- Polish roadmap of low-carbon economy, Bernard Błaszczyk, Under-Secretary of State, Ministry of the Environment
- A roadmap for moving to a low-carbon economy in 2050 and scientific support to a low carbon economy, Antonio Soria, Head of Unit, JRC, European Commission
- A roadmap for moving to a low-carbon economy in 2050 and the need for scientific support: policy view, Karsten Krause, Directorate General for Climate Action, European Commission
ENERGY: Clean technologies and energy efficiency as key drivers for the transition to low carbon economy
- EU energy policy: state of play, Tudor Constantinescu, Principal Adviser, Directorate General for Energy, European Commission
- JRC support to European policy on energy efficiency and renewable energy, Heinz Ossenbrink, Head of Unit, JRC, European Commission
- Energy Efficiency Act and Key Drivers, Krzysztof Żmijewski, Secretary General, Polish Public Board for the National Programme for Emissions Reduction (SRNPRE)
- New energy as a driver for growth, Daria Kulczycka, Head of Department of Energy and Climate Change, Polish Confederation of Private Employers Lewiatan
- Technological alternative to CO2 geological storage, Aleksander Sobolewski, Institute for Chemical Processing of Coal, Poland
- Smart grid Hel peninsula pilot project, Adam Babs, Institute of Power Engineering
- The nuclear option: a means towards a sustainable low-carbon economy, Roberto Caciuffo, Head of Unit, JRC, European Commission
- Nuclear energy – a key element of sustainable development in 2050, Grzegorz Wrochna, Andrzej Soltan Institute for Nuclear Studies, Poland
TRANSPORT: Towards a competitive and resource efficient transport system
- Cleaner and more efficient transport – the challenge, Alois Krasenbrink, Head of Unit (acting), JRC, European Commission
- The 2011 European Transport White Paper, Paul Verhoef, Head of Unit, Directorate General for Mobility and Transport, European Commission
- The future of sustainable biofuels in Poland, Krzysztof Bajdor, Deputy Director for Fuels and Renewable Energy, Automotive Industry Institute, Warsaw, Poland
- Challenges of transport and energy policies in new EU Member States, Wojciech Suchorzewski, Institute of Roads and Bridges of the Warsaw University of Technology
INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION AND THE ROLE OF EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES
- Life cycle-based indicators, supporting a Low Carbon Society and a Resource Efficient Europe, Małgorzata Góralczyk, JRC, European Commission
- Research and development in biotechnology – towards innovation industry in Poland, Ewa Bulska, Chemical Department, Warsaw University
- Energy saving technologies in SMEs? Some facts and figures from the CHANGE project (IEE programme), Katarzyna Grzejszczyk, Polish Chamber of Commerce
- Fossil, fissile and renewable energy sources , they role in sustainable country development, Andrzej G. Chmielewski, Institute of Nuclear Chemistry and Technology, Poland
- Hungarian Presidency experience, Antal Nikodémus, Head of Unit for Innovation and Research, Hungarian Ministry for National Economy