HUB 2: The European Green Deal

How can research and innovation drive fair and just transitions in Europe?

Climate change, biodiversity loss, and damage to our soils, oceans and waterways pose a threat to our very existence. Sessions will look at how research and innovation can drive the urgent change we and our planet need.

The Green Deal is a once in a lifetime chance to transform Europe into a green and sustainable economy. It’s also a commitment to make these transitions fair and to leave no-one behind. Research and innovation will help accelerate this huge shift to a circular economy.

Sessions in this hub will provide an opportunity to imagine a better future together and cover areas where we can deliver long-term and far-reaching changes in energy, green mobility, food standards, air and water quality, and human health such as

  • sustainable agriculture
  • carbon-neutral buildings
  • clean energy transition
  • energy efficient transport
  • smart cities
  • climate-resilient communities

Day 2 will feature an info day on the upcoming Horizon 2020 Green Deal call for proposals, followed by breakout sessions per area.

Day 3 will include a brokerage event and matchmaking session where partnerships can be made.

The role of research and innovation in the European Green Deal
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Making nature healthy again is key to our physical and mental wellbeing and is an ally in the fight against climate change and disease outbreaks.

Ursula von der Leyen, President of the EU Commission

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