A public Science|Business Network webcast / REPLAY NOW AVAILABLE
President Biden’s $2 trillion infrastructure plan is, as both fans and critics note, chock full of money for climate- and energy-related research and innovation: billions for climate agency ARPA-C, for the National Science Foundation, for hydrogen and battery demonstration projects, and much more. At the same time, the European Commission is targeting 35% of its R&D budget on climate. Japan and China are upping their research. And in Glasgow in November, at the next global climate summit, R&D cooperation will be high on the agenda.
So what will all this mean for research and innovation for both energy and climate, around the world? Are we about to see a step-change in the scale and coordination R&D? How will it affect EU-US cooperation? Is China in or out? This newsy and public Science|Business webcast conference will debate the global repercussions of the change of heart and leadership in Washington over climate and energy research and innovation.
15:00 – Online Networking
15:30 – Welcome & Introduction
- Richard L. Hudson, Editor-in-Chief and Vice Chair of the Board & Simon Pickard, Network Director, Science|Business
15:35 – Climate change: What’s next for global climate and energy R&D under the Biden administration?
An interactive discussion on the latest political developments in Washington and Brussels, featuring:
- Don Beyer, US Representative from Virginia’s 8th District, US Congress; Chair, House Sub-Committee on Space and Aeronautics, and Co-Chair, Congressional Safe Climate Caucus
- Elizabeth Urbanas, Acting Assistant Secretary for International Affairs & Deputy Assistant Secretary for Asia and the Americas, Office of International Affairs, U.S. Department of Energy
- Patrick Child, Deputy Director-General, DG Research and Innovation, European Commission
16:15 – Q&A with the audience
A rapid-fire round of questions and answers with online viewers.
16:30 – The road to Glasgow: What can COP26 deliver for science and technology?
A panel discussion of expectations and priorities for the COP26 meeting in Glasgow.
16:45 – Close of event
For more information on this event, please contact Lysiane Pons ([email protected])