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Extreme Weather Events in Europe

EASAC - European Academies' Science Advisory Council

Monday, 2 December 2013 from 12:00 to 14:00

Extreme Weather Events in Europe

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Extreme Weather Events in Europe


2 December 2013 from 12:00 to 14:00

at Mission of Norway to the EU, Rue Archimède 17, 1000 Brussels

 A light lunch will be available from 11:30

In recent years, Europe has suffered a rising number of extreme weather events - from unprecedented heat waves and droughts to record-breaking floods, wind storms and freezes. These events do not respect borders and it is vital that Europe’s policy makers come together to devise common strategies to help mitigate the physical, human and economic costs. This new EASAC report based on a comprehensive collection of scientific data from the last 20 years provides just such a rallying call.


 Extreme weather in Europe

We hereby invite you to a launch event for the new EASAC report. Welcome greetings are given by Mr. Atle Leikvoll, Norwegian Ambassador to the EU. Introduction to the topic by Professor Sir Brian Heap, President of EASAC.

Scientific findings and recommendations will be presented by the chair of the EASAC working group Professor Øystein Hov, Norwegian Meteorological Institute, Norway.

After the presentation Sir Brian Heap will moderate a panel discussion of the following experts and stakeholders:

  • Ms Rosario Bento Pais, European Commission, Head of DG CLIMA's Adaptation Unit
  • Mr Ian Clark, European Commission,  DG Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection, Head of Unit: Policy and Implementation Frameworks
  • Professor Peter Höppe, Head of Geo Risks Research/Corporate Climate Centre, Munich Re
  • Professor Filipe Duarte Santos, University of Lisbon, Department of Physics, Geophysics and Environment
  • Ms Barbro Thomsen, EEA and Norway Grants, Senior Sector Officer – Environment  

A light lunch will be available from 11.30 am. The event will be followed by a coffee reception.

Please register before 28 November

Do you have questions about Extreme Weather Events in Europe? Contact EASAC - European Academies' Science Advisory Council

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Mission of Norway to the EU
Rue Archimède 17
1000 Brussels

Monday, 2 December 2013 from 12:00 to 14:00

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EASAC - European Academies' Science Advisory Council

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EASAC ( – the European Academies' Science Advisory Council – is formed by the national science academies of the EU Member States to enable them to collaborate with each other in providing advice to European policy-makers. It thus provides a means for the collective voice of European science to be heard.

Through EASAC, the academies work together to provide independent, expert, evidence-based advice about the scientific aspects of public policy to those who make or infl uence policy within the European institutions. Drawing on the memberships and networks of the academies, EASAC accesses the best of European science in carrying out its work. Its views are vigorously independent of commercial or political bias, and it is open and transparent in its processes. EASAC aims to deliver advice that is comprehensible, relevant and timely.

The EASAC Council has 29 individual members and is supported by a professional secretariat based at the Leopoldina, the German National Academy of Sciences, in Halle (Saale). EASAC also has an office in Brussels, at the Royal Belgian Academies of Science and the Arts.

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