On November 10, UK Research and Innovation and Science Europe are promoting an online initiative under the theme Empowering policy makers with informed scientific knowledge to address the climate crisis: What can we learn from the COVID-19 response? which takes place on the margins of the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26), which took place on November 1st and 2nd in Glasgow.
This initiative seeks to take advantage of the path that emerged with COP26 to bring together an international panel of senior government officials and relevant members of the international scientific community to discuss how the knowledge gained from the COVID-19 pandemic can help address the climate crisis. Another focus is on empowering policymakers, through scientific advice, to meet the challenge of climate change.
This initiative also aims to highlight the relevance of international collaboration and the opportunity to draw on local, regional, national and international experiences and knowledge to solve crises such as the climate one. The role of global cooperation between the scientific community and policy makers, and how research and innovation can effectively contribute to decision-making on climate change will be other topics under discussion. Participants will also discuss how best to mobilize scientific communities around the world to respond to climate change.
The event counts with the participation of the Minister of Science, Technology, and Higher Education, Manuel Heitor, in the panel of speakers.
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