BEGIN:VCALENDAR PRODID:-//Microsoft Corporation//Outlook 11.0 MIMEDIR//EN VERSION:2.0 CALSCALE:GREGORIAN METHOD:PUBLISH BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20190923T000000 DTEND:20190924T000000 DTSTAMP:20200713T180037 SUMMARY:1st Energy & Environment Clustering Event DESCRIPTION:\nThe first “Energy & Environment Clustering Event”, hosted by Durham Energy Institute at Durham University and facilitated by the EUA Energy & Environment Platform, focused on the need for new skills and knowledge for the energy and climate transition. It also highlighted the crucial mindset change needed to increase efficiency in the use of raw materials and reduce harmful emissions. The concept of the circular economy and the important role of consumers was addressed. More photos are available here.\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n \n\n\n \n \n \n \n \nIn recent months, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has strongly evidenced a global climate emergency and a need for a strengthened global response (special report, October 2018). More recently, the 24th United Nations climate change conference (COP24) focused on the implementation of the Paris Agreement (2016) and on advancing the Talanoa dialogue, initiated by the Fijian presidency of COP23 in 2017. Negotiated pledges from countries are unlikely to restrain global warming to 1.5 °C, which will be disastrous for the planet.\nThe university sector has a wealth of expertise on this topic. It is providing evidence that climate change is happening and developing innovation needed to address it. Universities are also skilling-up the next generation of scientists, engineers, social scientists and informed consumers and citizens. Universities and policy makers must engage in greater dialogue and understanding so that decisions are informed by current knowledge and understanding.\nAt the European level, the introduction of mission-oriented research and innovation in Horizon Europe seeks increased societal benefits of science and innovation, and to include stakeholder groups in the process. Themes discussed for missions notably include the fields of climate change and societal transformation; and carbon neutrality and smart cities. Based on the themes of circular economy and the role of consumers, the event will therefore support the EUA Energy & Environment Platform’s work in providing inputs into the design and operation of R&I missions, and support universities to take part in them.\nRegistration was free of charge.\nFor more information, please contact \nThe event was organised back-to-back with the DEI Annual Research Symposium:\nDurham Energy Institute Annual Research Symposium - 10 Year Anniversary - Where Energy Meets People25 September 2019\nDurham Energy Institute’s headline remit throughout the ten years since its foundation has been ‘science and society’. DEI promotes world-leading science, social science, humanities and engineering, and has now grown into an internationally leading institution, recognised for its ability to apply new methods and perspectives to existing and emerging energy challenges. By unlocking research synergies between different disciplines and sectors, DEI aimes to produce major breakthroughs in our understanding of how to best meet the energy demands of the future.The symposium includeded a Keynote speech from Brent Cheshire, former Country Chairman of Ørsted, a panel discussion on ‘Energy Matters & Energy Concerns’, a showcase of DEI research, breakout workshops and a three-minute thesis competition.This free symposium was open to academics, industry specialists, policy makers, energy planners, funders and energy professionals as well as community groups, students and the general public. \n \nAbout Durham\nDurham is a quintessential old English university city, where the famous Castle and Cathedral - together designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site - dominate the skyline. They stand alongside each other on a prominent hill top site and encircled by the wooded slopes of the meandering River Wear. Durham Cathedral, built in 1023 to house the Shrine of St Cuthbert, is renowned for its magnificent Romanesque architecture, and is now home to the world-class Open Treasure exhibition. The Norman Castle overlooks the medieval City of Durham with its fascinating winding cobbled streets and nearby is the Palace Green Library, which holds Durham University’s special collection, displaying treasures spanning millennia and the globe.\nFor peace and tranquillity escape to Durham University Botanic Gardens, the beautiful River Wear riverbanks or the stunning gardens of Crook Hall, a medieval manor house built in 1217 and one of the oldest inhabited houses in the city. The surrounding area boasts some wonderful attractions for visitors. Within easy reach of the city are Beamish Museum, a living, working museum, show-casing the history of North East England, and beautiful walking routes in the Durham Dales.\n \n© Copyright Visit County Durham\nKindly hosted by the Durham Energy Institute at Durham University \n\n \n \n \n \n \n \n \nFacilitated by the EUA Energy & Environment Platform \n \n \n \n  LOCATION:Durham University, Durham, TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR