Policy opportunities for reducing climate change and its impact on planetary and human health

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Date: November 30, 2022
Date: November 30, 2022
Time: 14:30
Start date: November 30, 2022
Event summary: Seminar at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in connection to EASAC Bureau and Council meetings.

Seminar at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences with presentations by Programme Directors of the European Academies’ Science Advisory Council (EASAC). EASAC brings together the National Academies of Science of the EU Member States, Norway, Switzerland and United Kingdom to provide independent science-based advice on important challenges for Europe.

The seminar will highlight, based on recent EASAC studies, how science has clearly set out the scale and urgency of the problems that need to be addressed in a number of fields, and the many options that policy makers could pursue if they can be motivated to facilitate the necessary transformations required. Clarifying and coordinating science-based objectives are both of vital importance for sustainability.


Afternoon coffee

Welcome remarks
Christina Moberg, President EASAC

Climate change and biodiversity – common drivers, common solutions
Professor Mike Norton, Environment Programme Director EASAC

Climate change and health: integrating scientific evidence to inform policy at
national, regional and global levels

Dr Robin Fears, Outgoing Biosciences Programme Director EASAC

Bioenergy with carbon capture (BECCS) – a case of wishful thinking?
Professor Mike Norton, Environment Programme Director EASAC

Meat alternatives: The drive to reduce meat consumption: an emerging landscape of novel foods
Dr Louise Leong FRSB, Incoming Biosciences Programme Director EASAC

Moderated discussion

End of seminar


Anna Rutgersson, The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
Lars Bergström, The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences


The Royal Swedish Academy Of Sciences, Lilla Frescativägen 4A, Stockholm.
Online in form of a live-stream. Please note that registration is only required for participation in person.