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JRC at the COP 24 - 24th conference on climate change

JRC at the COP 24 - 24th conference on climate change
JRC at the COP 24 - 24th conference on climate change
Dec 03 2018
Dec 14 2018

COP24 is the informal name for the 24th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

The key objective of COP24 is to adopt the implementation guidelines of the Paris Climate Change Agreement.

The organisation of side events in the EU Pavilion contributes to showcase the EU progress in implementing actions to achieve the climate goals agreed upon in Paris.

The Joint Research Centre (JRC) provides scientific and technical advice for the development and implementation of EU policies.

JRC scientists and experts co-lead side events and engage in panel discussions to contribute to the scientific and technical discussions on climate action.

EU programme of side events

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JRC activities in COP24 side events

Dec 06 2018

Global Energy Transition – Political, Societal and Technology Options

10:30 – 14:00, EU Pavilion, Brussels Room

  • This event will bring together experts to discuss new findings on the potential and ongoing contribution of solar photovoltaics to deliver the Paris Agreement in Europe and worldwide.

    Decarbonisation of our energy supply is an important component to realise the Paris Agreement and photovoltaics (PV) is a key technology option to shift to a decarbonised energy supply and can be deployed in a modular way almost everywhere on this planet.

  • JRC speaker: Arnulf Jäger-Waldau

    Snapshot of photovoltaics − February 2018, EPJ Photovoltaics, 9, 2018

Dec 07 2018


12:30 – 14:00, EU Pavilion, Brussels Room

Dec 07 2018

Land use and forestry in the Paris Agreement: from science to policy implementation

16:30 – 20:00, EU Pavilion, Brussels Room

Dec 10 2018

Global Covenant of Mayors

09:30 – 18:00, EU Pavilion, Brussels Room

  • This year, the GCoM day provides a platform to follow-up on the ambition that Covenant cities have set for themselves, including in the context of the Global Climate Action Summit and on the One Planet Charter.

    It will also be a forum to move beyond commitment, allowing leading Covenant cities to showcase their achievements and inspire others.

    It will in particular address innovative approaches – institutional, technological, or natural – to accelerate the transition to low-carbon and climate resilience, and will provide a space to demonstrate quantified progress of Covenant cities in the fight against climate change.

  • JRC speaker: Paolo Bertoldi

    Global Covenant of Mayors

    Covenant of Mayors in figures: 8-year assessment (PDF)

Dec 13 2018

What a low-carbon world really looks like in the next decades: Modelling tools used for long-term planning

14:30 – 16:00, EU Pavilion, Brussels Room

Dec 13 2018

Climate action, Land and Nexus

18:00 – 20:00, EU Pavilion, Vienna Room

  • The event will feature two panel discussions. The first panel will focus on examples of climate action in the domains of energy and food and linkages to land use policies.

    The second panel will focus on African stakeholders at the Nexus and discuss what research, innovation and new knowledge are required in the long run in order to strengthen their preparedness for the impacts of climate change.

    The side event will be complemented by and exhibition of 20 Copernicus satellite image posters illustrating the land degradation – climate change interactions extracted by the JRC World Atlas of Desertification.

  • JRC speaker: Michael Cherlet

    World Atlas of Desertification