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Friday, 27 November 2015

Events - COP 21 - European Union flagship event “Research and innovation: our energy for a low-carbon future” - 8 December 2015, COP 21, Paris, France - European Union Pavilion -room: 'Brussels' (via Research & Innovation)

It is with great pleasure to announce the European Union flagship event “Research and innovation: our energy for a low-carbon future” that will take place at the COP21 in Paris. At the event distinguished speakers will highlight the critical role of research and innovation in making the transition to a low-carbon future happen. The speakers panel include: • Maroš Šefčovič, European Commission Vice-President for the Energy Union • Carlos Moedas, European Commission Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation • Jerzy Buzek, Member of the European Parliament, Chair of the European Parliament Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE) • Hans-Joachim Schellnhuber, founding Director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) • Nicholas Stern, Chair of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the London School of Economics (LSE) • Peter Bakker, President of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development The flagship event will take place on Tuesday, 8 December 2015, from 18.30 to 20.

Source: What's New in Innovation



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30 November - 11 December 2015

COP 21 - 21st session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Paris, France

COP21 will be a crucial round of international climate negotiations with the main objective to endorse a legally binding international climate agreement,  under which all Parties would commit to make necessary efforts to keep global warming below 2°C by the end of the century.

DG Research and Innovation, as a member of the European Commission's negotiating task force led by DG CLIMA, will showcase at COP 21 the contribution of research and innovation on climate-related challenges.

Several side events will be organised in the European Union Pavilion, Hall 2B:

  • Monday, 30 November 2015, 12:30-14:00 Room ‘Luxembourg’ - Consumption-based Carbon Accounting and Policies: Research on Opportunities, Barriers and Implementation More details here
  • Thursday 3 December 2015 18:30 -20:00 Room 'Brussels’ - Open Earth Observation Data, Knowledge and Services for a Climate Resilient Society - A Case for Africa
  • Saturday, 5 December 2015, 14:30 -16:00 Room 'Brussels’ -  Climate Change in the Arctic: Local, Regional, and Global Impacts More details here
  • Monday, 7 December 2014, 18:30 -20:00 Room 'Brussels’- Which grid for a secure and sustainable Electricity Future in Europe?
  • Tuesday, 8 December 2015, 18.00 – 20.00 Room 'Brussels’ - EU flagship side-event Research and innovation: Our energy for a low-carbon future - Featuring European Commission’s Vice President for the Energy Union and Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation.
  • Friday, 11 December 2014, 16:30- 18.00 Room ‘Luxembourg’ - Monitoring the global water cycle and climate change - its application to the society


You will find below the flyers supporting the events.

Please note that this page will be regularly updated during the COP 21.

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