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Last update: 17 April 2014

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Protection and Restoration of the Environment XI

3-6 July 2012, Thessaloniki, Greece

"Protection and Restoration of the Environment" is a well-known series of international conferences, which started in 1992, in Thessaloniki, Greece. Since then they have been organized jointly by one American and one Greek University every two years.

In 2012, which marks the twentieth anniversary of the Conference series it will take place in Thessaloniki again.

The conference includes “Young Scientist Awards”, for outstanding submissions by young researchers.

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Scientific support for growth, jobs and sustainability: the example of the eco-industries

15 May 2012, Brussels

The European Commission's in-house science service, the Joint Research Centre, is holding a conference on "Scientific support for growth, jobs and sustainability: the example of the eco-industries". High level speakers from science and industry will discuss the main sectors concerned: water, air quality, waste, energy efficiency and renewable energy sources. The EU Commissioner for research, innovation and science, Màire Geoghegan-Quinn, will take part in the opening session.

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Planet Under Pressure

25-29 March 2012, London, UK

Based on the latest scientific evidence, the London Planet Under Pressure conference will provide a comprehensive update of our knowledge of the Earth system and the pressure our planet is now under. The London conference will focus the scientific community’s and the wider world’s attention on climate, ecological degradation, human well-being, planetary thresholds, food security, energy, governance across scales and poverty alleviation.

The conference will discuss solutions, at all scales, to move societies on to a sustainable pathway. It will provide scientific leadership towards the 2012 UN Rio +20 conference.

A lunch-time side session on "Horizon2020", the EU's future instrument for research and innovation support, will take place on 27 March.

Please consult the Conference Website for more information on the programme and registration.

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Bioeconomy in Action - Boosting bioeconomical growth in Europe in a smart and sustainable way

26-28 March 2012, Copenhagen

Bioeconomy in Action will be the major event to discuss the Commission strategy “A Bioeconomy for Europe” which was adopted in February 2012. The aim of the bioeconomy strategy is to create a more favourable environment and coherent policy framework for developing the bioeconomy in Europe.

The conference has been organised under the aegis of the Danish Presidency of the EU.

For more info, detailed programme and to register: http://bioeconomy.dk/

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