With great enthusiasm, Hydrogen Europe welcomes today’s publication of “Powering a climate-neutral economy: An EU Strategy for Energy System Integration” and the accompanying communication “A hydrogen strategy for a climate-neutral Europe”. The fact that the European Commission has decided to present a dedicated communication on a hydrogen strategy is a testament to the commitment for a systemic change out of fossil into electricity and hydrogen in order to achieve the EU’s 2030 and 2050 climate targets.
The European Green Deal call will mobilize research and innovation to foster a just and sustainable societal transition. Projects are expected to deliver tangible and visible results relatively quickly and show how research and innovation can provide concrete solutions for the Green Deal main priorities. The call will contain 11 areas and support pilot applications, demonstration projects and innovative products, innovation of green and digital transition, social and value chain innovation.
High-level independent experts proposed possible EU missions: bold goals to be achieved and aimed at tackling some of our greatest global challenges. These challenges include cancer, adaptation to climate change, healthy oceans, climate-neutral cities, and healthy soil and food. Missions will be crucial for the transformation of Europe into a greener, healthier, more resilient continent for all. Further details about the proposal and five missions here.
This September, European Research and Innovation Days will bring stakeholders together to shape future research and innovation policy. With EU societies gradually lifting their lockdowns and recovery plans taking shape, we must now ensure that the transition to a post-corona society is sustainable, inclusive, and resilient. Research and innovation will be key to achieve this. You can join interactive virtual sessions on 22.-24. September 2020. Further details about the event are available here.
14.-15. October 2020, the Museum für Naturkunde with many partners, supported by the European Commission and the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), will hold an international conference in order to showcase, evaluate, and discuss the contribution of citizen science to frame and achieve the SDGs. This conference is an official event of Germany’s 2020 EU Council presidency. The conference addresses topics around citizen science such as - citizen science for the UN Sustainable Development Goals, policy and scientific methodology of citizen science, and scientific benefit of citizen science networks and platforms.