The Group of Chief Scientific Advisors to the European Commission, together with 37 International Senior Scientific Advisers from around the globe, released a joint statement ahead of the 2021 UN Climate Change Conference COP26, calling world leaders to take action for successfully mitigating climate changes and protect our planet.
The European Union is dealing with an increasing number of complex, overlapping cross-border crises, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change, and Russia's invasion of Ukraine. According to the scientific and ethical recommendations given to the Commission in Strasbourg on 22 November 2022, the European Union has to improve its preparedness and responds to potential future crises. Watch this recently published video and make your comments on the policy recommendations!
Today, the Commission has adopted an amendment to the main Horizon Europe Work Programme 2023-2024. The aim of this amendment is to foster research and innovation supporting civil security for society and renewable energy with additional investments. This latest increase of the budget of the work programme for 2023 and 2024 brings it to an overall total of more than €13.5 billion
Last year, the European Commission published its long-awaited draft proposal for a Regulation on Nature Restoration, a landmark step in the EU's efforts to protect and restore damaged European habitats. <br><br>Several Green Deal-funded projects had the opportunity to analyse and provide their comments on the draft proposal. Read more about what they had to say and what improvements they recommend.
An article by the European Research Executive Agency acknowledges <b>REST-COAST, WaterLANDS, MERLIN</b> and <b>SUPERB </b> , funded under the Green Deal Call, for their direct input to the Green Deal, the 2030 EU Biodiversity Strategy and the proposed Nature Restoration Law.
Some of the Green Deal projects have been busy addressing the topic of nature-based solutions - solutions inspired and supported by nature, and which are cost-effective, provide environmental, social and economic benefits and help build resilience.<br><br> Learn about <b>MERLIN's</b> work to mainstream aquatic restoration and <b>REST-COAST's</b> paper that gives guidance on implementing coastal NBS
Today, the Commission launched a call for expression of interest for Regional Innovation Valleys (RIVs), to strengthen and advance European innovation ecosystems, connecting all EU territories, to address Europe’s burning societal challenges, and to foster stronger cohesion.
Today, the European Commission adopted the Euratom Work Programme 2023-2025, implementing the Euratom Research and Training Programme and supporting nuclear researchers with €132 million in funding. This call for proposals will focus on the safety of Small Modular Reactors (SMRs), development of nuclear materials and the secure management and disposal of radioactive waste.
Mariya Gabriel, Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth met yesterday Ivan Papic, Slovenian Minister for Higher Education, Science and Innovation in Primorska to reassure him about Commission’s commitment to the Enhanced Dialogue with Slovenia on research and innovation policy.
Today, the Commission published a Recommendation on a Code of practice on the management of intellectual asset for knowledge valorisation and a Recommendation on a Code of practice on Standardisation.
In the next issue we will look at biodiversity ahead of International Biodiversity Day on 22 May. We will focus on the themes of Climate Change and Biodiversity and give updates on the exciting projects we support that are part of these Working Groups.
Targeting researchers, practitioners, NGOs, policymakers and other interested stakeholders, the project IUFRO/SUPERB conducts the Monthly Forest Restoration Talks to investigate forest restoration questions from diverse scientific perspectives, with alternating focus on the global and European levels. This includes exploring practical forest restoration approaches, experiences and challenges worldwide.
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Citizen science is a rapidly emerging mode of research and innovation, and one which the projects funded under the Horizon 2020 Green Deal call are increasingly using to engage citizens in adapting to and tackling climate change.
The Mission on Adaptation to Climate Change is a concrete element of the 2021 EU Climate Adaptation Strategy and will play an important role in increasing the EU’s resilience to climate change.
In our webinar series, cutting-edge developments and innovations from the Green Deal Call projects are highlighted. In this first webinar, we looked at citizen science, the practice of public participation and collaboration in scientific research to increase scientific knowledge.
Our website provides more information about the Green Deal Projects Support Office, including the latest articles on the innovative projects, and contact details of organisations and projects you can connect with. <br><br> Don’t miss the opportunity to speak to the inspiring leaders behind these ground-breaking projects.
The 73 projects are developing solutions that respond to the climate crisis, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, provide more protection to Europe’s biodiversity and habitats under threat, and accelerate a sustainable socio-economic recovery, leaving no one behind. The Support Office has organised them into five Working Groups:
The Scientific Opinion of the Group of Chief Scientific Advisors on "Strategic crisis management in the EU", informed by the Evidence Review Report by SAPEA, is now available on the Publications Portal of the European Union for download and print on demand.
On 15 December 2022 experts from SAM and EGE presented and discussed with members of the Panel for the Future Science and Technology at the European Parliament (STOA) their main scientific and ethical recommendations on strategic crisis management in the European Union.