Turning Climate Transitions Into Practice: Experiments For Change
The latest IPCC Report has highlighted the urgency with which the world needs to change course if it is to meet the climate change challenge. A focus on innovation eco-systems and a systems innovation approach is needed to accelerate the speedy transition to a low-carbon society. Increasingly, this has been the model adopted by Climate-KIC.
Therefore, it's a great moment to bring together a range of actors working on these issues. This Brussels workshop is open to Climate-KIC staff and partners, along with policy-makers and practitioners working on environmental issues. You shall have the opportunity to:
HEAR the latest policy thinking on sustainability transition at a European level
LEARN about some of the key innovation eco-system activities that Climate-KIC and its partners are pursuing
EXPLORE new cluster initiatives and partnerships which could be further undertaken
DEBATE and discuss in a participative forum how these exciting new approaches can be best stimulated and developed
Day 1: Tuesday 4th December
Climate Innovation Ecosystems
The Broader Model of Innovation - How Climate-KIC is taking this forward
Thanh Tam Le, Director for the Mediterranean, Climate-KIC
14:15 – 15:45
Latest policy thinking on sustainability transition within Europe
Climate KIC in the European policy arena
Mike Cherrett, Director, European Affairs
Perspectives from the European Environment Agency
Mike Asquith, Project Manager, Integrated Assessment and Knowledge Development, European Environment Agency
Responding to the Low Carbon Challenge
Peter Berkowitz, Head of Unit, Smart and Sustainable Growth, DG Regional and Urban Policy, European Commission.
16:15 – 17:45
Chair - Cristian Matti, Knowledge and Learning Manager, Climate-KIC
Climate-KIC’s cross-European project initiatives:The emerging picture of cross-European projects
Jon Bloomfield, Systems Innovations Manager, Climate-KIC
New thinking on clusters
Bianca Dragomir, Avaesen, European Cluster Manager of the Year
Mapping of circular economy in cities initiatives
Charlotte Breen, Project Manager, C40
Developing the Circular Economy in Europe's Ports.
Rocio Garcia Molina, Valencia Port Foundation
Early Evening Reception
Day 2: Wednesday 5th December
Developing the Transitions Seed-bed: What the regions and cities are doing
9:30 – 10:30 Overview of Climate KIC’s 2017 Actions and 2018 Activities
A sample of experiences: 3 examples
What lessons are we learning and how can we improve?
Aled Thomas, Innovation Manager, UK and Ireland, Climate-KIC. Julia Panny, RIS Manager.
How KIC's Education activities fit into the System Innovation Agenda.
Christoph Auch, Professional Education Manager, Climate-KIC
11:00 – 12:30
Breakout Session: Ideas for 2019. What do Geographies and RIS have in mind?
2019 Geographies Bidding Process
Optional networking lunch
The event is free of charge and for more information and registration see here
Content available soon