European Research Area
Food, agriculture and fisheries, and biotechnology
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Key Enabling Technologies
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
New materials and new production technologies
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Socio-Economic Sciences and Humanities
International Conference on Regional Climate - CORDEX 2013
4-7 November 2013, Brussels
The World Climate Research Programme (WCRP), the European Commission (EC) and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) are proud to hold this international conference on regional climate science
HIGH LEVEL SESSION AND STAKEHOLDER DIALOGUE
The first day of the meeting will feature two important pre-conference events:
A High-Level Session with the participation of the European Commissioners for Research & Innovation Máire Geoghegan-Quinn and for Climate Action Connie Hedegaard together with Rajendra K. Pachauri, Chair of the IPCC where the key findings from the IPCC Working Group I Contribution to the Fifth Assessment Report Climate Change 2013: The Physical Science Basis will be presented by Thomas Stocker and Qin Dahe, Co-Chairs of IPCC Working Group I.
This will be followed by a Stakeholder Dialogue where high level panellists will discuss how science-based regional climate information can best serve the needs of regional decision-makers. This will be featured by two keynote presentations conveyed by:
- Chris Field, Co-Chair of IPCC Working Group II
- Michel Jarraud, Secretary-General of the WMO
REGIONAL CLIMATE CONFERENCE PROGRAM
The second segment of the conference over the following three days is organised around daily themes. Each day will consist of plenary presentations followed by parallel and poster sessions. The poster sessions will have their own dedicated time for viewing thus avoiding overlap with plenary and parallel sessions.
- Evaluation of CORDEX Regional Downscaling Present Climate and Future Change
- Methodologies for Regional Downscaling
- Applications of Regional Climate Information
Please see the detailed program
Venue: Charlemagne Building - Rue de la Loi 170 - B-1000 Brussels
Descriptions on how to get there can be found here.
Registration deadline: 20 October 2013
Global challenges in PPP : cross-sectoral and cross-disciplinary solutions ?
6-7 November 2013
This conference is organised by the Dpt of Transport and Regional Economics, the Research Unit on Public Administration & Management (Department of Political Science), the Law Faculty of the University of Antwerp, the Antwerp Management School, COST-Action TU1001 ‘PPP in Transport: Trends and Theory'.
European transport policies for an ageing society
7 November 2013, Brussels
Under the patronage of Mr. Dr. Dieter-L. Koch, vice-chair of the EP´s transport group and hosted by the Committee of the Regions the conference will provide a forum for constructive exchange on the following topics:
• the political challenge and opportunities of an ageing European society
• the challenge of an ageing society in New Zealand and its approach
• the proposed action plan including guidelines and recommendations for specific research topics and future transport strategies (including the results of the related project GOAL)
10th Annual Conference: Science and Technology Entrepreneurship as a Driver for Change
4-6 November 2013, Riyadh
On the 4th, 5th and 6th of November, The Technopolicy Network organizes their 10th Annual Conference on Innovation Based Regional Development in collaboration with King Abdulaziz City for Science & Technology (KACST) in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Experts from all over the world will join this conference, which will offer inspiring presentations by leading IBRD experts and numerous networking opportunities. This year, we expect over 1000 participants from all over the globe. The focus of the conference will be on ‘Science and Technology Entrepreneurship as a Driver for Change: How Regional Development, Entrepreneurship and Incubation Interact.’
ZeroWIN - dissemination of project results
4-6 November 2013, Budapest
During the Green Electronics workshop on Resource Efficiency in the Electric and Electronics Industry participants will learn about the approach of the FP7 ZeroWIN project and its achieved results over the past 4 years, and have the opportunity to influence the ZeroWIN policy recommendations to the European Commission. Keynote speakers will discuss the challenge facing industry to eliminate waste and become resource efficient.
This workshop is for Industry representatives (small or large) and policymakers with an interest in resource efficiency, reducing waste, CO2 emissions and water use, in particular those working in the following sectors: construction, electronics, automotive or photovoltaic.