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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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7-10 December 2015

7th European Innovation Summit, Brussels

The 7th European Innovation Summit (7th EIS) is Knowledge4Innovation's annual flagship event taking place in the European Parliment in Brussels. The 7th EIS is taking place under the framework of the K4I Forum of the European Parliment which includes more than 30 MEPs.

The Forum is chaired by Lambert van Nistelrooij MEP. Other members include Jerzy Buzek MEP, Vice-Chair, Chair of the ITRE Committee and former President of the European Parliement, and Vicky Ford MEP, Chair of the IMCO Committee. The 7th EIS will bring together more than 1000 innovation stakeholders from Europe. 

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8 December 2015

COP 21 - European Union flagship event “Research and innovation: our energy for a low-carbon future”, COP 21, Paris, France - European Union Pavilion -room: 'Brussels'

Τhe European Union flagship event “Research and innovation: our energy for a low-carbon future” 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 Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, European Commission
  • 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 20.00. As of 18.00 a drink will be offered to participants.

The agenda and further information are available below.

We look forward to meeting you at COP21 in Paris!

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