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Beyond Glasgow: What impact will COP26 have on Europe’s green R&D dreams?

A public, online Science|Business event (16:00 – 17:15 CET)


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Earlier this month, international leaders met in Glasgow for COP26, the latest UN climate conference.  The gathering was seen by many as critical to determining if the world could realistically meet the targets of the 2015 Paris Agreement, and thereby mitigate the increasingly severe effects of climate change.

As the dust settles on COP26, heated debate has begun on the blizzard of new announcements, initiatives and alliances emerging from Glasgow, and what they will mean for global efforts to combat the climate crisis.  And this holds particularly true for European R&D leaders and decision makers racing to develop scalable, sustainable solutions that will deliver meaningful progress. What will COP26 mean for the Green Deal, with its technology-driven transformation of industry?  Will it provide new inspiration and priorities for Horizon Europe, with 35% of its budget committed to climate-related science?  Can Glasgow unleash a new wave of climate innovation financing?  And will it open more doors to greater international cooperation, or entrench national interests?

In this free-to-air, livestreamed debate, Science|Business will bring together leading figures – including UK Science Minister George Freeman – to discuss these issues and more, and to reflect on their implications for European science and technology in the months ahead.

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