What does the UN Climate Summit mean for you? – TU/e event

What does the UN Climate Summit mean for you? – TU/e event

Climate change has become a central concern for governments, societies, and business all over the world. Organizations are increasingly taking responsibility. They also run into critical publics, high expectations, or even protests.  The recently published IPCC report serves as a stark reminder of the reason why we are taking action.

The 26th Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC (COP26) will shed light on new commitments and measures to realize the Paris Agreement goals on limiting global warming, adapting to accelerating climate change, and finance.
But what do the actions by global players mean for the Netherlands and the Brainport region? How can we become truly climate-resilient, and how can research help?

On 16 November TU/e scientists shine their light on the road ahead. See how new research and joint research-based actions can help your organization play its part in the world-wide challenges.


The program

18.00 – Welcome by the moderator
Floor Alkemade, professor Technology, Innovation & Society (TU/e)

Frank Baaijens, rector magnificus (TU/e)

“The impact of COP26: what are the main results? What does this mean for the Netherlands and for the Brainport region?”
Heleen de Coninck, professor Climate Change (TU/e) and IPCC lead-author

Questions and discussions

“The consequences for busines operations? What does the energy transition require from your organization? Which lessons have we learned?”
Auke Hoekstra, project manager NEON Research and ZEnMo Simulations

Questions and discussions

“On COP26, citizens and a future energy system”
Anna Wieczorek, Sustainability Ambassador (TU/e)

Questions and discussions

19.30 – Closing and wrap-up
Floor Alkemade


Interested? See the website for further details and registration.


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