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GeoPolicy: What’s new in 2022?

GeoPolicy: What’s new in 2022?

2021 was yet another year of uncertainty, with many changes and disruptions to our plans, activities, and goals. EGU’s science for policy programme was no exception to this with the Science for Policy Pairing Scheme and annual Science for Policy Event taking a back seat. We hope that 2022 will not only bring new activities but also rekindle those that were put on hold as a result of the pandemic. ...[Read More]

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The European Science-Media Hub: Bringing scientists, journalists and policymakers together

The European Science-Media Hub: Bringing scientists, journalists and policymakers together

This month’s GeoPolicy blog post introduces the European Science-Media Hub (ESMH) along with its key initiatives. It also takes a deeper dive into the organisation through a Q&A that we were thrilled to have with the Head of the European Parliament’s Scientific Foresight Unit Theo Karapiperis and the coordinator of the ESMH Svetla Tanova-Encke.   In 2017, the European Parliament’s Panel f ...[Read More]

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Top 5 Gifts for Geoscientists (2021 edition!)

Top 5 Gifts for Geoscientists (2021 edition!)

Well it’s that time of year again when many people start looking for seasonal gifts for their loved ones, colleagues and others, but although you may have already sorted your gift for a geoscientist, we are here to help you if you are still looking for inspiration. If you want more ideas check back on our previous gifts for geoscientists suggestions, including last year’s suggestions f ...[Read More]

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The place of Biodiversity in EU Policy

The place of Biodiversity in EU Policy

Biodiversity is an essential component of life on Earth and of human society, and is now a primary focus area of the European Union with the EU’s Biodiversity Strategy for 2030 launched in 2020 as part of the European Green Deal. The Biodiversity Strategy has some extremely ambitious targets that will require new legislation and processes in a multitude of different areas that are related to the g ...[Read More]

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GeoPolicy: What can we expect from COP26?

GeoPolicy: What can we expect from COP26?

The 26th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP26) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) will take place from 31 October to 12 November 2021, in Glasgow, Scotland. With the exception of 2020, COPs are held annually and provide a space for world leaders to negotiate climate policies, targets, and the next steps that need to be take to reduce global emissions. ...[Read More]

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GeoPolicy: Get involved in science-policy events this autumn!

GeoPolicy: Get involved in science-policy events this autumn!

Now that summer is over, policy events are back in full swing! With most events still being online, they are easily accessible and generally free of charge. The EGU has an External Science for Policy Events Calendar that lists upcoming policy-related events that are likely to be of interest to geoscientists. This can be a useful resource if you’re trying to find events that will introduce you to t ...[Read More]

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GeoTalk: Meet Mengze Li, atmospheric chemist and the Atmospheric Sciences Division’s Early Career Scientist Representative

GeoTalk: Meet Mengze Li, atmospheric chemist and the Atmospheric Sciences Division’s Early Career Scientist Representative

Hi Mengze, thank you for spending your time with us today. Could you tell our readers a little about yourself? Hi Simon, thanks for the interview today. I’m happy to tell more about myself. I was born in China, lived and studied there until I finished my Bachelor’s study. After that I went to Germany for Master’s and doctoral degrees. Last year I have finished my PhD at Max Planck Institute for Ch ...[Read More]

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GeoPolicy: What does the IPCC’s 6th Assessment Report tell us about the future?

GeoPolicy: What does the IPCC’s 6th Assessment Report tell us about the future?

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) prepares and publishes extensive Assessment Reports on the scientific, technical and socio-economic knowledge on climate change, including its impacts, future risks, and likely scenarios based on the actions that humanity takes. In their sixth Assessment Report (AR6), the IPCC’s certainty and warnings were clearer than ever. This month’s GeoPoli ...[Read More]

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GeoPolicy: A Climate and Ecological Emergency: Can a pandemic help save us…?

GeoPolicy: A Climate and Ecological Emergency: Can a pandemic help save us…?

The EGU’s #vEGU21 streamed a wide variety of virtual sessions from Short Courses to Union Symposia. While most #vEGU21 sessions had a specific scientific focus, a few highlighted topics that were of interest to geoscientists across multiple disciplines. The Union Symposia 3: “A Climate and Ecological Emergency: Can a pandemic help save us…?” was one of these sessions with a high level of participa ...[Read More]