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Science for the environment: knowledge and action

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Discuss what science and politics can jointly do for the living environment with prominent academics, European activists and politicians.

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Climate change believers vs climate change deniers; environmental facts vs apocalyptic narratives; evidence-based debates vs consensus-driven policies: the dialogue between science and society has never been more complex. 


Science for Democracy is an international volunteering association of scientists and political activists that intends to foster such dialogue. We recognise the urgency of informing robust policy-making practices in Europe and beyond and the benefits of empowering citizens to actively contribute to such an exercise.

On the 18 October, we will discuss what science and politics can jointly do for the living environment with prominent academics, international activists and European politicians at The House of Europe in The Hague. 



After the conference, together with Marco Cappato and Marco Perduca, co-founders of Science for Democracy, for an informal session on political activism. 



The House of Europe has a limited number of seats available - Registration here For registration to the session at The House of Europe [LINK EVENTBRITE]

For any queries please contact info@sciencefordemocracy.org 












PROGRAM - in progress


Afternoon Session 



Science for the environment: Knowledge and action 


Time: 1.30 PM - 5.30 PM 


Venue: The House of Europe - Korte Vijverberg 5, 2513 AB Den Haag, the Netherlands 


Registration required - Register here

13.30 – 13.45 Registration

13.45 – 13.55 Welcome speech

Marco Perduca, former Italian Senator, founder and co-chair of Science for Democracy

13.55 – 14.10 Keynote speech

Tom van der Lee, Member of the Dutch House of Representatives, GroenLinks

14.10 – 15.25 First roundtable: Evidence-based policymaking

moderator: Claudia Basta, researcher, Science for Democracy co-founder

speakers:

  • Claire Dunlop, Professor of Politics and Public Policy, University of Exeter
  • Katharine Rietig, Assistant Professor in International Politics, Newcastle University
  • Russel Duncan, Associate Professor in environmental policy, University of Exeter
  • Edwin Zaccai, Professor in Sustainable Development, Université Libre de Bruxelles

15.25 – 15.40 Coffee break

15.40 – 15.55 Keynote speech

15.55 – 17.10 Second roundtable: Political actions to fight climate change. The bridge between European Citizens Initiatives and Representative Democracy 


moderator: Virginia Fiume, coordinator of Eumans



speakers:

  • Matthijs Sienot, Member of the Dutch House of Representatives, D66
  • Timothee Galvaire, member of the committee of the European Citizens Iniziative Ending the aviation fuel tax exemption in Europe
  • Martina Helmlinger, member of the committee of the European Citizens Initiative Grow Scientific Progress

  • Carlo Maresca, member of the committee of the European Citizens Initiative A price for carbon to fight climate change


17:10 – 17.20 Conclusions & ideas for future action

Marco Cappato, former MEP, founder and co-chair of Science for Democracy





Evening networking event

European decisions need European participation 
Join the conversation with Marco Cappato 


Time: 6 PM - 9 PM 


Venue: TBC - Refreshments will be offered to the participants. 


No registration required 



An informal conversation with Italian nonviolent leader and former MEP Marco Cappato, to discuss how a mobilisation of European citizens should pave the way for an ecological transformation of the European Union. 

Promoters of European Citizens Initiatives, scientists, activists, active citizens are all invited to share ideas and discuss different techniques of mobilisation.

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