28 November 2011, Durban
This side event at this year's Conference of the Parties (COP17) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) will showcase examples of successful EU-Africa scientific cooperation in the field of climate change. Held at the EU Pavilion, it will focus on best practices, challenges and opportunities for development of capacities for climate change research in Africa. For more information, please consult the flyer.
EU-funded research projects contribute to the side event and other presentations held at the EU Pavilion, such as:
Mon 28/11 16.00-17.00hrs: "The HEALTHY FUTURES project: Understanding Climate change impacts on Health and adaptive capacity in Africa". Main speaker: Prof. David Taylor, Trinity College, University of Dublin
Tue 29/11, 14.00-15.00hrs: "AfriCAN Climate - The Web Platform for Uptake of Climate Related Research Results of African Relevance". Main speaker: Dr. Martha Bissmann from WIP Renewable Energies
Fri 02/12, 15.00-16.00hrs: Preliminary results of "CLICO - Climate Change, Hydro-conflicts and Human Security". Main speaker: Dr. Christiane Gerstetter from the Ecologic Institute
Wed 07/12 15.00-16.00hrs: "The CLIMB project: Climate induced changes on the hydrology of Mediterranean basins: Reducing uncertainty and quantifying risk through an integrated monitoring and modelling system". Main speaker: Dr. Chairat Benabdallah, Centre de Recherches et des Technologies des Eaux
Thu 08/12 15.00-16.00hrs: "Africa-EU scientific and technological cooperation in the field of climate change: best practices, challenges and opportunities". Main speaker Luca Perez, European Commission, DG Research & Innovation
24 November 2011, Brussels
The conference will examine in detail European industry's opportunities in globalisation, the role of Member States in enhancing industrial competitiveness and the importance of establishing a comprehensive industrial innovation policy. With the participation of José Manuel Barroso and Antonio Tajani.
21-24 November 2011, European Parliament, Brussels
The Science and Technology Options Assessment unit of the European Parliament (STOA) is launching the third MEP-Scientist Pairing Scheme.
The scheme aims to support the development of relationships between MEPs and scientists to improve access to scientific advice and deepen scientists’ understanding of the role of science in policy-making.
During a week in Brussels (21-24 November), scientists will shadow their MEP as they go about their parliamentary business, attending committee meetings and meeting officials working in key policy areas such as the environment and energy. MEPs will then spend time with the scientists, visiting their research institution to experience how research is conducted in practice and meet their research colleagues.
This year, the Marie Curie Actions have been invited to participate in this pairing scheme.
23-24 November 2011, Leuven, Belgium
In the International Year of Forests, the key objective of this science to policy conference is to identify how science can contribute to improved ecosystem services of forests for the benefit of the people. Through its programme and final memorandum, the conference aims to contribute to the on-going European policy processes, in particular the review of the EU Forestry Strategy, the Green Paper on Forest Protection and Information of the EU, and the EU FLEGT and REDD facilities.
Keynote speakers include representatives of the EU-funded forestry research projects FunDivEUROPE and MOTIVE.
Registration is open as of 15 July on a "first come, first served" basis.
Deadline for poster abstract submission: 15 September