I’ve been invited to a climate conference!
The three day workshop is entitled “Conflict Resolution in Climate Science”
This event is being hosted by the European Commission Joint research Centre’s Institute for the Protection and Security of the Citizen at the Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon.
It is being attended by some of the world’s foremost climate scientists, as well as experts in policy formulation and conflict resolution, and some laymen and women with an interest in climate science, including yours truly – me!
The program has yet to be finalised, so there will be more updates here once the details become available.
The mission statement of the Joint Research Council says:
- The mission of the JRC is to provide customer-driven scientific and technical support for the conception, development, implementation and monitoring of EU policies. As a service of the European Commission, the JRC functions as a reference centre of science and technology for the Union. Close to the policy-making process, it serves the common interest of the Member States, while being independent of special interests, whether private or national.
The mission statement of the Institute for the Protection and Security of the Citizen says:
- The mission of the IPSC is to provide research results and to support EU policy-makers in their effort towards global security and towards protection of European citizens from accidents, deliberate attacks, fraud and illegal actions against EU policies
Located in Ispra, Italy, the Institute provides scientific and technological support to European Union policies in many areas, including global stability and security, crises management, maritime and fisheries policies, compliance monitoring and protection of critical infrastructures. Moreover, the Institute performs statistics and information analysis for the evaluation of the effectiveness of policies.
IPSC’s core competencies are in the field of engineering and information technologies, including satellite image processing and analysis, open source information analysis, structural mechanics and risk assessment.