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InfoDay on 2014 Calls - HORIZON 2020, SC5: Climate Action, Environment, Resource Efficiency and Raw Materials
12 November 2013, Brussels
The European Commission (Research & Innovation DG - Directorate Environment) is organising an InfoDay on 12 November on the Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge 5: Climate Action, Environment, Resource Efficiency and Raw Materials.
The event aims to highlight the novelties of the 2014-2015 Work Programme and will provide guidance on the preparation and submission of proposals.
This InfoDay covers only 2014 topics. A seperate InfoDay for 2015 topics will be organised at a later stage.
Please note that the registration is closed. You can watch this event online.
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
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.
Science for the Environment 2013
3-4 October 2013, Aarhus, Denmark
The conference's purpose is to provide input to the European Commission on the future research needs in Horizon 2020. We are calling for abstracts within the three major themes:
- Climate action: mitigation and adaptation
- Resource efficiency: natural resources, ecosystems, raw materials
- Green economy: eco-innovation
Why should you attend?
- To show how your field of research can support solutions of the grand challenges facing society
- To help shape the future European Research Agenda in Horizon 2020
- To meet potential partners for future Horizon 2020 calls
The Conference is being organised by Aarhus University together with the Partnership for European Environmental Research (PEER).
NanoFATE project Open Day - Nano ecotoxicology and safety assessment
25 September 2013, Wallingford, UK
NanoFATE Coordinator Claus SVENDSEN (NERC-CEH, UK) invites you to attend our Open Day (preceded by a 2-day OPEN PhD WORKSHOP - ask us about it!) On Wednesday 25 September in Wallingford (near Oxford, UK), Jason UNRINE (U. Kentucky) gives a US perspective on nano ecotoxicology. NanoFATE's own S. LOFTS & K. van GESTEL (CEH, VUA) deliver latest results on engineered nanoparticle bio-availability. Peter DOBSON (UOxf) tells of the future of nanoparticles. A. JOHNSON & R. WILLIAMS (CEH) show how NanoFATE aids integrated risk management. Please register or inquire via firstname.lastname@example.org