Headline: Veranstaltungen in 2020


CO2 carbonation as a pathway for a sustainable cement industry?

The European Green Deal is targeting to “decarbonise and modernise” energy intensive industries including the cement sector. As a major contributor to climate change, the cement industry is responsible for approx. 7% of all global anthropogenic emissions and 18% of the emissions covered by the EU Emissions Trading Scheme. Since more than half of the materials that humans use on earth are “cementitious” – including concrete, cement and other building materials – it is currently difficult to imagine a life without cement. On the contrary, an increasing use can be expected. Therefore, the need for sustainable pathways in the production of such materials is growing.

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Berlin Science Week

Unveiling the Connections of a Complex World: How Can we Make our Societies More Resilient in Times of a Pandemic?

It’s about way more than a vaccine: scientific responses for building resilience and supporting health and sustainability in the wake of COVID-19.

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted economic and social life across the globe, causing over 800,000 deaths worldwide so far. The pandemic and our responses to it raise fundamental questions about sustainability: how can we redesign our health, social, and economic systems to be resilient in the face of eminent crises? How can we make our societies more resilient to cope with severe threats?

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THE 3RD KLASICA TAIPEI SYMPOSIUM: Digital Narratives in the Quest for Sustainable Futures

The international Knowledge, Learning, And Societal Change research Alliance (KLASICA) is very pleased to announce the dates and theme of the third KLASICA Taipei symposium. We very cordially invite researchers, policy makers, community activists, and practitioners, who are concerned with societal transformations to sustainable futures in accord with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), to join us in this exciting and important symposium.

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Third Global Sustainability Strategy Forum - final Event: Sustainability, the Covid Crisis and the role and responsibility of Science

The current Covid Pandemic brings to the fore the urgent need to address sustainability as a global, complex, systemic and societal problem. The Forum will focus on the responsibility of scientific institutions and administrations in the context of the pandemic to address the sustainability issue. We will specify the role of scientific institutions (such as universities and science academies) in facilitating the access and usability of sustainability knowledge for business communities, policymakers and the civil society.

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A Digital Roundtable Discussion with Stakeholders from Russia and the EU

Hydrogen - A Future-Proof Option for EU-Russia Energy Relations?

EU-Russia energy relations are currently dominated by trade in oil and gas. Russia is the EU’s largest supplier of hydrocarbons, while the EU represents its largest export market. As the EU continues to decarbonize its energy sector, imports of fossil oil and gas are expected to decrease over the coming decades. This development does not necessarily mean that the EU will no longer be dependent on energy imports, however. Rather, it is likely that the EU, led by a number of ambitious member states, will transition to the import of renewable energy and possibly decarbonized natural gas.

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Launch of the Global CO2 Initiative's TEA & LCA Guidelines for CO2 Utilization (Version 1.1)

With increasing support across the globe, innovations in carbon capture and utilisation (CCU) technologies are now widely acknowledged to contribute to achieving climate mitigation targets while creating economic opportunities. In order to assess the potential benefits and reduce environmental and commercial risks of these innovations life-cycle assessments (LCA) and techno-economic assessments (TEA) are needed that inform decision makers in industry, science and policy.

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How can we learn to move away from exploitive research practices? How do co-production of knowledge, cooperation, and participatory research work in practice? What can be gained through taking the local perspective? How can better communication be fostered across academic disciplines, activism, local communities, etc.? These are some of the questions that will be discussed at this 2-day virtual workshop on Methods and ethics in Arctic transformative research, to which we invite researchers from all disciplines, policy makers, activists, and others with an interest in Arctic research and research ethics. The workshop will include presentations, a panel-discussion, and discussion-based sessions between participants.

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