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GeoTalk: what is the EGU Biodiversity Task Force? with Policy Manager Chloe Hill

GeoTalk: what is the EGU Biodiversity Task Force? with Policy Manager Chloe Hill

This week EGU announced the launch of an open call for members of a new Biodiversity Task Force to help EGU interact with European policymakers through it’s official Policy Priority Area ‘Biodiversity’. But what is a policy Task Force? What kind of work is involved? And are you eligible to apply to be a member? We sat down with EGU Policy Manager Chloe Hill to talk about the rece ...[Read More]

GeoPolicy: Europe’s Waste Policy – using Incinerator Bottom Ash and reducing landfill

GeoPolicy: Europe’s Waste Policy – using Incinerator Bottom Ash and reducing landfill

Although you may not realise it, waste and the circular economy is an important topic for many geoscientists. Our consumption drives the need for resources and sustainable resource extraction, while disposing and reducing this waste requires a wide range of expertise and impacts the environments in which many scientists undertake their research. On a more personal level, understanding what happens ...[Read More]

3 ways geoscientists can support the Biodiversity Strategy for the EU’s Green Deal

3 ways geoscientists can support the Biodiversity Strategy for the EU’s Green Deal

The European Union Green Deal outlines an ambitious plan for turning climate and environmental challenges into opportunities to make the EU’s economy sustainable and make Europe the first climate-neutral continent. This plan covers a wide range of topics such as preventing biodiversity loss, achieving net-zero pollution and making the agricultural industry more sustainable. These topics include sp ...[Read More]

GeoPolicy: Interview with the former President of the European Research Council – Jean-Pierre Bourguignon

GeoPolicy: Interview with the former President of the European Research Council – Jean-Pierre Bourguignon

I recently had the honour of interviewing Professor Jean-Pierre Bourguignon, who completed his six-year term as the President of the European Research Council (ERC) at the end of 2019. As an award-winning mathematician, he has been a fellow of the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique for most of his career. Bourguignon held a Professor position at École Polytechnique (1986-2012) and served ...[Read More]