Climate change: What does Europe need to solve this global challenge?

SwissCore, The Guild and the Mission of Switzerland to the European Union (EU) are co-organising a Swiss Science Briefing on Climate change: What does Europe need to solve this global challenge? on 4 September.

Where do we stand globally in climate research? Is Europe well equipped to tackle the global challenge of climate change? Is Horizon Europe designed the right way to tackle this challenge? What type of technologies does Europe need to develop to fight climate change? What ‘missions’ should R&I stakeholders gather around? Does Europe actually need more research on climate or only political action?

Leading climate scientists, Thomas Stocker (University of Bern) and Lučka Kajfež Bogataj (University of Ljubljana) and two key European policymakers, Patrick Child (DG Research and Innovation) and Bas Eickhout (European Parliament) will reflect on these questions and elaborate on what Europe needs to solve the global challenge of climate change.

Register here to join the event!

 

From 17:00

Registration

17:30

Welcome

Urs Bucher

Ambassador – Head of Mission of Switzerland to the EU

17:35

Working towards global sustainability: the role of a
research-intensive university

Christian Leumann

Rector of the University of Bern

17:40

Keynote: “Climate change: European science for informed decisions and smart solutions”

Thomas Stocker

Climate and Environmental Physicist, University of Bern

18:00

Panel discussion with responses from:

 

Lučka Kajfež Bogataj

Climatologist, University of Ljubljana

Bas Eickhout

Member of the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety, European Parliament

Patrick Child

Deputy Director-General, DG RTD

 

Moderated by Florence Balthasar, SwissCore

Closing remarks by Jan Palmowski, The Guild

19:15

Networking Apéro

Consult detailed programme here.

 

 

 

Published June 14, 2018 2:57 PM - Last modified June 15, 2018 11:30 AM