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Science-Policy Workshop: Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation - Reducing Water-related Risks in Europe

6-7 July 2010, Brussels, Belgium

The Environment Directorate of the Commission's Research Directorate-General is organising a series of workshops aiming to gather the critical knowledge mass represented by projects of the Framework Programmes that address climate change understanding, climate change impacts and scenario building.
The workshops are aimed at:

  • Gathering representatives of on-going FP projects, as well as of related EU-funded projects to discuss the state of knowledge, identify research perspectives and needs;
  • Fostering exchanges between the scientific and policy communities, by identifying the best way to communicate policy development from various perspectives (research, climate, regional policy, disaster policy) in order to highlight research needs to the scientific community;
  • Boosting the communication of key scientific findings to policy-makers and stakeholders, highlighting how these could contribute to EU policies and to the 5th IPCC Assessment Report.

This first workshop in the series is dedicated to water-related risks. Jointly organised with the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR), it builds on the outcomes of the October 2009 workshop “Dialogue Among Scientific Community and Policy Stakeholders on Disaster Risk Reduction” organised by the Commission's Research Directorate-General and UNISDR. Reinforcing the exchanges among the scientific and policy communities in Europe, the event aims in particular at providing practical examples of how research can contribute to guide policy makers in investment decisions towards disaster risk reduction in order to implement the climate change adaptation agenda.
Please note that participation is on invitation only. For more information, please contact Estelle Barrillon, tel: +32-2-2993228, e-mail:

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