Events earlier this year
The Future of Plantation Forests in Europe
17 December 2019, Brussels, Belgium
This event aims at providing a better science-policy understanding of the outlook and policy issues facing European planted forests while answering these questions:
- What are the benefits and impacts of planted forests?
- Can planting trees tackle the climate crisis?
- What issues currently face European plantation forests?
International Press Centre
rue de la Loi 155
EU Water Innovation Conference 2019
11-13 December 2019, Zaragoza, Spain
The theme of the EU Water Innovation Conference 2019 (EUWIC) is "Accelerating action to tackle water pollution and enhance EU preparedness to water-related climate change impacts"
The European Commission aims to raise awareness about the need and urgency to improve water management across the European Union towards a water-smart society. This high-level event will feed innovators minds with best practices and innovative approaches at technical, governance and policy levels.
The main target audiences are high-level representatives of public and corporate water sector in Europe and beyond. Attendees will include water managers, representatives of water authorities, launching customers (innovation demanders) from the private and public sector (cities, regions and EU Member States), water-using sectors and innovation providers, and participants from other sectors related to innovation development, uptake and financing.
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A Future for All to INHERIT: Taking Action Now
10 December 2019, Brussels, Belgium
Around the world, parallel environmental and societal crises are unfolding on an unprecedented scale, posing great threats to human health, well-being and our very existence. Time is running out. We need to take action now to ensure that these times of crises are the opportunity for a socially-just transition to a more sustainable future for all.
Join us on 10 December for key insights on:
• How the new European Commission and Parliament will deliver integrated measures for more sustainable, healthier and equitable societies;
• How EU Member States are achieving the Sustainable Development Goals through a whole-of-government approach;
• How municipalities across Europe and beyond are implementing concrete, innovative solutions for sustainable change;
• Whether “growth” can be sustainable environmentally, socially, and economically.
We welcome you to debate with conference speakers, discuss how to enable behaviour change for more sustainable futures, and apply the learnings from the 4-year EU H2020 research project, INHERIT.
VENUE: KVS-Koninklijke Vlaamse Schouwburg | Royal Flemish Theatre Rue de Laeken 146 | Lakensestraat 146, 1000 Brussels
Europe That Protects: Safeguarding Our Planet, Safeguarding Our Health
3-4 December 2019, Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL), Mannerheimintie 166, Helsinki, Finland
This conference will bring together relevant stakeholders including researchers, policy makers and regulators to identify and discuss the main scientific challenges for harvesting and enhancing the benefits of a sound environment for human health and the scientific challenges for solutions to overcome environmental threats to human health.
The main outcome will be recommendations on research and innovation priorities for the EU and Member States to work together to protect human health and our planet.
This event is co-organised by the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare, the Finnish Environment Institute and the European Commission under the auspices of Finland’s Presidency of the EU in 2019.