EurASc President, Rodrigo Martins, Addresses COP28 Session on Clean Energy Transition

EurASc President, Rodrigo Martins, Addresses COP28 Session on Clean Energy Transition

Professor Rodrigo Martins, President of the European Academy of Sciences (EurASc), served as one of the guest speakers at the session “Energizing Tomorrow: Unleashing the Power of Innovation in Clean Energy Transition” during the United Nations Climate Change Conference 2023 (COP28).

The session aimed to explore the paths and challenges toward halving carbon emission levels from 2018, focusing on the deployment and management of large-scale clean energy systems. Professor Martins, a renowned expert in the field, shared insights into this critical area, highlighting the significant strides made globally and his personal dedication to advancing clean energy technologies.

The distinguished panel also featured contributions from experts such as Neil Wilmshurst, Senior Vice President at the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI); Mark Levine, Energy Division Director Emeritus at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), and the principal author of the United Nations report on climate change; Ann-Kathrin Lipponer, Associate Program Officer at the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) Innovation and Technology Center. The discussion was moderated by H.E. Homaid Al-Shimmari, Deputy Group CEO and Chief Corporate & Human Capital Officer at Mubadala.

The session, held on December 5th, provided valuable insights into global efforts to triple the capacity of renewable energy production, with 118 countries committing to this ambitious goal during COP28.

For more updates and information on EurASc’s involvement in shaping discussions on crucial topics, stay tuned to our website.

Science in the Social Arena: How to Secure Public Credibility?

Science in the Social Arena: How to Secure Public Credibility?

Join us this October 25-27 for the “Science in the Social Arena: How to Secure Public Credibility?” conference at ZiF, organized by Prof. Martin Carrier, Head of Social Sciences and Humanities EurASc Division.

The conference aims to address the relationship between science and society, specifically the lack of credibility of science in parts of the public. We’re bringing together professionals and working scientists to reflect on the issue and debate possible reasons for the declining reputation of more practice-driven branches of science.

Don’t miss this opportunity to be part of the conversation and help bridge the gap between science and society.

Public Credibility of Science

The conference is supposed to address the relationship between science and society. The intention is to bring together professional reflection on science and the expertise of working scientists. The more specific issue is the lack of credibility of science in parts of the public. We intend to debate possible reasons or causes of the declining reputation of more practice-driven branches of science. One of the traditional suspects is the commercialization and politicization of science: society shapes science such that its original culture of research is compromised. An opposite argument focuses on the growing interference of science in social matters. A contentious field is scientific policy advice, where critics claim that scientists have taken the lead and pushed elected representatives of the people to the margins. Third, trustworthiness needs to be earned by sound justification procedures. We seek to discuss conditions of justification as they arise in practice-driven fields. Methodological and institutional questions are supposed to take center stage. The fourth topical block is science communication. We want to focus on methodological virtues of science and explore ways to convey the spirit of scientific methods to critics.

Please direct questions concerning the organisation of the workshop to
Sabine Mende from the Group and Conference Support.
Tel: +49 521 106-2769
E-Mail: zif-conferencesupport@uni-bielefeld.de

Questions regarding scientific content and contributions should be directed to the organizers.

ALL INFORMATION HERE: https://www.uni-bielefeld.de/einrichtungen/zif/events/#/event/6950

Webinar | Women in Agronomy for International Women’s Day March 8th

Webinar | Women in Agronomy for International Women’s Day March 8th

Frontiers in Agronomy, in collaboration with the Chief Editors Prof. John R Porter and Prof Monica Höfte, is organizing a webinar for International Women’s Day to reflect on challenges and opportunities for women in the field.

The webinar is taking place on March 8th at 10 am CET

Registration link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/2716769273733/WN_bcBRhFxoQk6K60C4REebWw.

Alario-Franco 2 nd International Symposium on Solid-State Chemistry for Applications & Sustainable Development

Alario-Franco 2 nd International Symposium on Solid-State Chemistry for Applications & Sustainable Development

On Nov.27 – Dec.1, 2022 the “Sustainable Industrial Processing Summit” will take place at Hilton Phuket Arcadia, Thailand (https://www.flogen.org/sips2022/) . This multidisciplinary summit is organized by the not-for-profit corporation FLOGEN Stars Outreach, which is dedicated to achieving sustainability through science and technology applied in various fields. Until now the participation of

9 Nobel Laureates has been confirmed and 500 confirmations and proposals have been already received.

Among several symposia that will take place during this Summit , the “2 nd International Symposium on Solid-State Chemistry for Applications & Sustainable Development” will honor Prof. Miguel Alario y Franco, Emeritus Professor at Universidad Complutense, Madrid, Spain, former President of the Royal Academy of Sciences of Spain and EurASc Fellow.

This major symposium focuses on solid-state chemistry and illustrates the relationships occurring between the synthesis, structure, and physical-chemical properties of solid inorganic compounds, leading to a final material with optimized properties such as advances in the synthesis routes, design of materials for sustainable energy production, advanced characterization techniques and applications, etc.

Further practical information on the “Alario-Franco 2 nd International Symposium on Solid-State Chemistry for Applications & Sustainable Development” can be found with the link:

A shorter presentation of the Symposium and a link to the flyer can be found at:

The abstract can be submitted using the link:

and any other information about the symposium, SIPS 2022 can be found in the official invitation:

EurASc – CAS joint action

EurASc – CAS joint action

In 2021-2022, the European Academy of Sciences (www.eurasc.org) and the Chinese Academy of Sciences (https://english.cas.cn) worked together on Ocean-based climate actions.

The two academies report that, as a consequence of anthropogenic perturbations, the global ocean is warming, acidifying, losing oxygen and sea ice, and sea level is rising. While drastic reduction of the emission of greenhouse gases is urgently needed, which includes ocean energy substitution for fossil energy, we show that the ocean offers numerous opportunities to reduce the causes and consequences of climate change, globally and locally. A wide range of ocean-based measures to enhance societal climate adaptation are currently implemented worldwide to deal either with coastal risks or changes in ocean resources. Ocean-related measures should not be considered as a substitute for climate mitigation on land or non ocean-based adaptation measures, which must be strongly pursued for the benefit of the atmosphere, the ocean, and socio-ecological systems worldwide.”

Please see HERE full Report &more: DOI (https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6410659)

EurASc contact Jean-Pierre Gattuso jean-pierre.gattuso@imev-mer.fr

Quantum Manifesto

Quantum Manifesto

Please find below an email from Prof. Tommaso Calarco, Officer of the Scientific Committee of the Physics Division :  

“Dear colleagues and friends,

Ttwo weeks ago many of you received the message below about the Quantum Manifesto.

Up to now, 900 people endorsed it, but we would like to reach a few thousands endorsements.  I understand that not everybody is aware that endorsements are open to everyone who is working in our field in Europe, including each student of each group. 

This is extremely important to show to European decision makers how strong the support from the scientific community is.

So if you agree with the Manifesto, please go to http://qurope.eu/manifesto (where you can also download it), state your name, affiliation and organization type, and click “Submit”. 

If you are signing as a representative of a whole institution or group of people, please indicate that in the Comments field.

Thanks a lot for your support!

Tommaso

PS: please distribute as widely as possible, to get as many endorsement as we can.”

Quantum Europe 2016: a new era of technology (corrigir link)

Quantum Europe 2016: a new era of technology (corrigir link)

The Netherlands is holding this conference in the context of the Presidency of The European Union, in cooperation with the European Commission and the QuTech centre for quantum technology. The conference will take place on 17-18 May 2016 in Europe Building (Amsterdam) and will gather high level representatives from industry, academia and policy communities. During the event a Quantum Manifesto will be presented containing a comprehensive strategy to ensure Europe remains at the forefront of this emerging technology.

Download the PDF file

For more information, please visit the website here

/!\ Participation of the conference is by invitation only. If you would like to participate, but did not yet receive a ‘Save the Date’ message, please send an email to quantumeurope@minez.nl