9th International Scientific Conference on Energy and Climate Change,12-14 October 2016, Athens, Greece

UPRC partner Ms Aikaterini Papapostolou participated at the 9th International Conference on Energy and Climate Change which took place at the Athens University History Museum of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens – NKUA on 12-14 October 2016, in Athens, Greece. The event was set under the auspices of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation Organization (BSEC).
 
Based on the existing state of climate change policies of the BSEC countries, the Conference aims to bring together scientists, policy and decision makers and market stakeholders and facilitate the knowledge transfer on these critical issues related with the regional economic cooperation.
 
Particularly, this year the Conference aimed to contribute in increasing the world momentum for developing and implementing converging deep decarbonization pathways in the content of the COP 21 in Paris, December 2015. The Conference was divided into 3 main parts. The first was devoted to the policy dialogue and apart from distinguished scientists, high level officials from the Permanent International Secretariat (PERMIS), the Business Council (BSEC-BC) and the Parliamentary Assembly of BSEC (PABSEC) were invited to contribute. A special session on “Green Energy Investments” also took place on the first day. Market stakeholders, bank officials, policy makers and academics discussed on current trends and emerging investment opportunities. The second day was devoted to peer – viewed presentations and discussions. Finally, the third wasshaped as a “Brokerage session” that brought together mainly scientists, policy makers and market stakeholders with the aim to facilitate them to present their activities (projects and programs), discuss about funding opportunities, especially in the context of Horizon 2020 calls and finally to increase the cross-interaction on innovative ideas and cooperation on common importance topics.
 
The official website of the event can be found here.
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