The historic Paris Agreement provides an opportunity for countries to strengthen the global response to the threat of climate change by keeping a global temperature rise this century well below 2 degrees Celsius and to pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase even further to 1.5 degrees Celsius.
Goal 13, Climate Action, calls for urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts. It is linked to all 16 of the other Goals of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Negotiations on legislation related to the European Green Deal between the European Parliament, the Member States and the European Commission are ongoing and it is important to maintain ambitious targets if we want to avoid the breaking of planetary boundaries.
The discussions will also look into the new insights on climate impacts, vulnerability and adaptation from the latest report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the United Nations body for assessing the science related to climate change.
The 1st European Innovation Area Summit is building on a series of EIA events from the past 18 months. Meanwhile many organisations and individuals have signed the EIA Manifesto and submitted ideas for actions.
The ‘EIA Ideas of the Week’ are published on the conference website and will be handed over to Commissioner Mariya Gabriel. A selection of the proposed actions and ideas will be discussed at the EIA Workshop and with Commissioner Gabriel at the summit event.
The event is organised at the time of the Commission Communication on Europe’s Future Innovation Agenda. This is a first exceptional opportunity to present and discuss ideas for the implementation of a new innovation policy agenda for Europe.