EUROPEAN CLIMATE PACT
In August 2022, EAERE was included as non profit organisation in the European Climate Pact, an EU-wide initiative inviting people, communities and organisations to: connect and share knowledge; learn about climate change; develop, implement and scale up solutions. Citizens, organisations and groups can get involved in the European Climate Pact in many ways; one of them is committing to take concrete action and sharing these actions with others to inspire them to join.
EAERE is putting a special effort in organising future annual conferences as hybrid events. Hybrid conferences contribute to bringing potential added benefits such as expanded reach and increased attendance, enhanced opportunities for attendees travelling from less developed countries, reduced environmental impact, and reduced travel costs for attendees, speakers, and supporters. Furthermore, EAERE commits to giving participants in its Annual Conferences the possibility to offset the CO2 emissions related to their participation in the meetings and thereby successfully contribute to decreasing the EAERE Conferences’ carbon footprint.
You can find EAERE’s pledge at this link.
In February 2022, EAERE President Phoebe Koundouri was appointed as European Climate Ambassador: as EAERE President, EIT Climate KIC HUB director, UN SDSN Europe co-chair, she will act as an ambassador for the Climate Pact and advocate for active participation of “all parts of society” – researchers, innovators and technology developers, enterprises, workers, consumers and citizens and their organizations- for mobilizing the transition to climate neutrality and the implementation of the EGD and the UN SDGs.