The 29th Annual Conference of the EEAC Network will focus on the digital transformation within a European context, and the issues and opportunities it raises for sustainable development. Two levers and important elements of the transformation, both central to the European Green Deal and the European Digital Strategy will be explored in particular. These are, firstly, the relationship between the green and digital transformation (the twin challenge), and, secondly, the ethical and social implications of this transformation, including the application of Artificial Intelligence Systems (AI) in the European area. Curious to learn more about the conference? Please visit the conference page on this website.
This summer, the European Commission launched a series of policy initiatives to contribute to the achievement of a net emission reduction of 55% by 2030 and climate neutrality by 2050. This pathway towards climate neutrality will include a transition that is as necessary as it is complex. Therefore, this transition requires informed decision-making, supported by the best available scientific knowledge.
It is in this context that the EEAC Network and the Institute for European Environment Policies (IEEP) will organize a webinar during which several experts will: 1. reflect on the role of (scientific) advice in policymaking, and 2. discuss how the role of science can be optimally organised and utilised in the context of European climate policymaking, with special attention paid to the role of the future European Climate Change Advisory Board.
The webinar – entitled ‘‘Toward net-zero: Sound policies need science’ – will take place on Monday September 20th , 2021 ( 09:00-11:15 CET ) and is open to the public. Interested to join? Please use this link to register.