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Climate change: the future of European research and collaboration to address the challenge


Tuesday, March 5, 2019 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM (CET)

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Climate change: The future of European research and collaboration to address the challenge 

The report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) examining the impacts and effects of climate change has shown the critical need for environmental action over the next decade. Europe must act now to mitigate climate change and pollution whilst ensuring sustainable growth and safeguarding citizens’ quality of life. Common effort from policy, industry, science and civil society is needed.

The European Union committed itself to the Paris Agreement and has decided to seize global climate leadership to delineate ways to reduce carbon emissions to the rest of the world. Energy-intensive industries, such as steel, will have to implement new, breakthrough technologies to meet the EU’s commitment.

European policies aimed at mitigating anthropogenic climate change, implementing adaptation measures and the development of new technologies need to be based upon sound science and accurate data.

How do European players including the European Union, climate scientists, data collectors, measurement scientists and industry collaborate to address this challenge? Why is research important and how can collaboration be improved? What more needs to be done?

Topics to discuss:
- The European framework: EU environmental policy, objectives and challenges
- How can energy-intensive industries mitigate greenhouse gas emissions and become carbon neutral by 2050?
- How can industrial plant control and real-time decision making be improved to tackle climate change? What is needed to get there?
- Challenges and improvements in measuring Essential Climate Variables
- How do earth observing organisations collaborate?
- How can climate monitoring be improved?
- How does Europe’s measurement science community support climate observation, data accuracy and industry?
- How to build a future-proof collaboration of all crucial players?


  • Emma Woolliams, Chair of the European Metrology Network for Climate and Ocean Observation, EURAMET
  • Fernando Belda Esplugues, Director Observing and Information Systems Department, WMO
  • André Obregón, Evaluation and Quality Control Manager, Copernicus Climate Change Service
  • Valentina CollaUniversity SSSA PisaCoordinator of Center ICT for Complex Industrial Systems and Processes
  • Enrico Malfa, Tenova, R&D Director Metals
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Members' Salon, European Parliament, Brussels
Place du Luxembourg

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM (CET)

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The goal of Knowledge4innovation and the Pact for Innovation is making innovation and research the top priority for Europe and to create the best possible framework conditions and support mechanism. A major focus is on optimising the impact and exploitation of knowledge and ideas. There is a great wealth of publicly funded academic research waiting to be turned into products, services and solutions that create market value benefitting the economy and society.

Our activities are mainly taking place in the environment of the EU institutions with a strong foothold in the European Parliament. Within the activities of the K4I Forum in the European Parliament, supported by 40 MEPs, we have been organising more than 500 debates and 9 successful European Innovation Summit events in the European Parliament in Brussels.  

The Knowledge4Innovation network has members from the public, private and economic sectors.

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