03 Apr 2020, 15:17
  • Milou
    Dirkx
    Milou Dirkx is Journalism Network Manager at Clean Energy Wire. She is the first point of contact for the members of the CLEW Journalism Network, and develops events and other opportunities for climate and energy reporters to engage.

Stay updated on online journalism and energy events

The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting daily life and work across the globe. An important consequence is that many events that were supposed to take place in the upcoming months are either cancelled or postponed. Events that give journalists the opportunity to learn, to share and to connect. But even in these difficult times, there are plenty of opportunities.We at the Clean Energy Wire are collecting all the online webinars, gatherings, meetings and conferences we can find that cover the energy transition, climate policy, journalistic insights and other interesting topics. Find the list below - and let us know if any events are missing.

LAST UPDATE 03/04
[Updated with the Sinfonia webinar, the Forum Energii webinar and the Montel webinar]

If you know of any interesting events or opportunities that we have not yet included, please share! You can find the CLEW Network on twitter of e-mail Milou Dirkx, our Journalism Network Manager via milou.dirkx@cleanenergywire.org.

All times mentioned are Central European Summer Times (CET) - corrected to the current summertime.

Coming up

Date

Event

03/04,09.30 CET

Co-creation webinar on the sustainable heating transition

Organiser: TU-Delft University

Heating is a fundamental aspect of the human need for shelter in our colder climates. Providing heat is a key aspect of social life. It reaches far into people's homes and private lives, involving everyday habits and negotiations between building occupants and family members. Heat is a cultural service that cannot be seen through the lens of economic efficiencies and return on investments only. In the transition to sustainable heating, homeowners and local communities therefore form essential parts of the system. Their contribution to this low carbon transition by adopting sustainable heating technology for their homes and buildings is key to making it happen, and co-creation provides the space. In contrast to traditional policy-making processes, co-creation engages and empowers local communities and allows them to co-design or even co-decide the planning and implementation of sustainable heating strategies. How does this translate into practice, especially during a pandemic crisis?

You can find more information here and register via this link.

03/04,09.45 CET

Webinar - The Ecosystem of the Renovation Wave: What policies and measures? What links to other EU Initiatives?

Organiser: EuroACE

This webinar is part of a Series of three webinars that EuroACE has organised this past week, which focusses on the Renovation Wave. The session will include an introduction and closing remarks by EuroACE President Julie Kjestrup, a presentation by EuroACE Vice-President, Céline Carré and a Q&A Session moderated by EuroACE Senior EU Affairs Manager, Hélène Sibileau.

Watch the first webinar 'Renovation Wave, Where To Start' back via this link

Watch the second webinar 'Renovation Wave, Financing for Energy Efficient Buildings' back via this link.

You can sign up for the third webinar by sending an email to eva.brardinelli@euroace.org

03/04,10.00 CET

Webinar - The geopolitics of COVID-19 and climate change

Organiser: Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI)
In times of crisis, social structures and institutions are put to the test and normal practices called into question. Disruptive events can lead to the emergence of new cultural expressions, daily routines, power relations and resource distribution. Could the COVID-19 pandemic be the catalyst for a societal transformation toward sustainability, as envisioned by the UN and the European Union? Or will efforts to restore business as usual drive a new surge of carbon emissions, fear and international distrust?

The webinar will begin with selected short presentations/interventions on the topic, and a panel debate will follow. Comments and questions from the audience will be posted in the chat function and addressed by the moderator. Join this discussion to learn more about the geopolitics of sustainable development in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

You can find more information here and register via this link.

03/04,11.00 CET

- IN GERMAN -

Webinar - Kundenbarometer erneuerbare Energien 2020

Organiser: Universität St. Gallen

Erfahren Sie aus erster Hand mehr über die Ergebnisse des 10. Kundenbarometer erneuerbare Energien, das jährlich von der Universität St. Gallen in Zusammenarbeit mit Raiffeisen und EnergieSchweiz durchgeführt wird.

Im Live Webinar werden zunächst die wichtigsten Resultate präsentiert. Anschliessend diskutieren unter der Leitung von Arthur Honegger Daniel Büchel, Vize-Direktor des Bundesamtes für Energie, Roland Altwegg, Leiter Produktmanagement bei Raiffeisen Schweiz und Rolf Wüstenhagen, Professor für Management erneuerbarer Energien an der Universität St. Gallen, über die Implikationen der Studie.

You can find more information and register via this link.

03/04,14.00 CET

Webinar - Journalism and Covid-19: Frontline Lessons From International News Organizations Reporting the Pandemic

Organiser: International Center for Journalists (ICJ)

This interactive panel brings together the editors and founders of three high-profile online news organizations based in the Philippines, South Africa, and India. The internationally celebrated founder, CEO, and editor in chief of Rappler, Maria Ressa, will join us from Manila, while the editor and co-founder of the Daily Maverick, Branko Brkic, will connect from Cape Town, and the founder and CEO of The Quint, Ritu Kapur, joins from New Delhi. They will discuss four key themes:

1. Leading and managing news organizations in the face of huge logistical and production challenges caused by the pandemic.
2. Confronting and addressing coronavirus-related disinformation through accountability journalism and community collaboration.
3. Dealing with the journalism safety and media freedom implications of the pandemic - local insights with global resonance - from countries where journalism was already under fire before the onset of COVID-19.
4. Building and maintaining communities when reversion to online engagement is essential in the context of the pandemic which prohibits physical events.

You can register via this link.

03/04,15.00 CET

Virtual seminar - Build Back Better: Perspectives on COVID-19 Response and Recovery

Organiser: World Resources Institute (WRI)

Join World Resources Institute on Friday, April 3 at 9:00 am ET for the first in a series of virtual seminars about how policymakers and leaders can design coronavirus stimulus packages to create jobs and foster inclusive, sustainable economic growth.

You can find more information here and register via this link.

 03/04,15.00 CET

Webinar - 2020 MIT ENERGY CONFERENCE
Decision 2020: Creating the Landscape for Our Energy Future

09.00 EST: Explore the energy decisions being made today that are set to deliver the greatest impact in the next five to ten years. Industry experts will come and discuss the critical determining factors behind our energy future - including policies, investments, existing infrastructure, oil and gas, transportation, and more.

Come be informed, inspired, and invigorated to make meaningful decisions in 2020 and shape the world as we know it. Decision 2020: Creating the Landscape for Our Energy Future is more than a conference, it's a driving force for change.

You can find out more here and find the live stream via this link.

03/04,17.00 CET

Virtual event - Bloomberg Reports: Beyond the Headlines of the Global Pandemic

Organiser: Bloomberg

Against the backdrop of a never-ending deluge of COVID-19 coverage, how can you separate the signal from the noise? What is most important for you to know – and to act on? Bloomberg Reports, a new virtual event (11 am ET), will connect you with some of Bloomberg’s award-winning global staff of 2,700 journalists and analysts, backed by Bloomberg’s unparalleled data and analytics. You’ll find out what you need to know now, what you need to know next, and how it will affect you, your family and your business.

You can find more information here and register via this link.

06/04 - 05/06 (application deadline 03/04)

Online course - Green jobs for sustainable development: Concepts and practices

Organiser: International Training Centre (ITC)

Introduction to the course
This course provides an interactive e-learning opportunity to explore green jobs concepts and emerging practices. Through a review of tools, selected literature and best practices, participants are introduced to the labour-market implications of the transition to greener and more sustainable economies. The action-oriented curriculum is structured to promote the design and implementation of green jobs policies, programmes and projects.

Who attends this course?
A mixed audience of professionals interested in the basic concept of green jobs and its linkage with the ILO's decent work agenda and the sustainable development framework. Gender-balanced participation is desirable.

Costs: €935,-
Application deadline: 03/04
Find more information and apply via this link.

07/04,15.00 CET

Webinar - Sofa Talks: Trends in the financing of wind farms

Organiser: WindEurope

The webinar will involve a presentation of the trends and statistics in financing and investments in wind energy in Europe from our most recent report, including new asset financing, refinancing, project finance debt, project acquisitions and green bonds. The webinar will also cover recent trends in corporate renewable PPAs in Europe and political developments affecting financing.

You can find more information here and register via this link.

07/04,16.00 CET

- IN POLISH -

Webinar - How will the coronavirus affect the energy transformation in Poland?

Organiser: Forum Energii

Koronawirus, jaki wpływ ma na energetykę teraz a jaki może mieć w przyszłości? Czy kryzys ma wpływ na emisję CO2? Co się dzieje z zapotrzebowaniem na energię? Czy epidemia sprawi, że w systemie wzrośnie udział OZE i dlaczego? Takie pytania postawiliśmy sobie przygotowując kolejne webinarium z cyklu Forum Energii LIVE. Nasi eksperci, czyli dr Joanna Maćkowiak-Pandera, dr Aleksandra Gawlikowska-Fyk oraz gość specjalny Remigiusz Nowakowski z Dolnośląskiego Instytutu Studiów Energetycznych, wspólnie zastanowią się co łączy epidemię i energetykę. Czy transformacja energetyczna zwolni czy wręcz przyspieszy?

You can find more information and register via this link.

08/04,18.00 CET

Solutions Journalism 102 Webinar

Organiser: Solutions Journalism Network

This Solutions Journalism Network webinar provides a hands-on, interactive opportunity for journalists to work with each other to identify and explore the structure of solutions journalism reporting. Participants will group together to learn what makes the “four pillars” effective, how they look and feel in the context of a story, and how they can contribute to your overall storytelling.

You can sign up via this link.

15/04,17.00 CET                                                                        

Webinar - GeoHealth: The Impact of Climate Change on Health and Society

Organiser: Wiley and AGU

Wiley and AGU will host a webinar on the emerging field of GeoHealth,which explores the intersections of the Earth and environmental sciences and health sciences. The webinar will focus on the effects of climate change on health and society. Journalists who attend this webinar will:

  • Walk away with a deeper understanding of the current climate change trends, how climate change affects individual and population health in the U.S. and abroad, and which populations are particularly vulnerable to the effects of climate change.
  • Hear about research that explores how climate change will affect human health, and current efforts underway to develop protocols for communities to use in understanding these impacts.
  • Understand the most critical factors in climate change-driven health impacts and learn about emerging topics that are of interest to researchers and important for society.
  • Learn where to find information about current research, and established programs and resources in these areas.

The webinar will include time for questions and answers.
You can sign up via this link.

21/04,15.00CET

Webinar (workshop) - Sofa Talks: Floating offshore wind - innovations and cost-reduction trends

Organiser: WindEurope

Floating offshore wind has a huge potential which remains largely unexploited. Massive amounts of wind resources exist in deep waters (+60m) where an estimated potential capacity of 4000 GW could be installed. This would open the door to offshore wind installations for countries such as Norway, Spain or Portugal.

One of the main drawbacks hindering floating offshore wind expansion is cost. This technology is still relatively expensive with a LCOE well above bottom fix technology. Innovative responses to key challenges on mooring and anchoring technology, power cables interconnection and O&M strategies are essential to pave the way for cost-competitive floating offshore wind.

This workshop-style webinar will explore some of the solutions to these challenges together with experts, practitioners and captains of industry with insights from the COREWIND project (COst REduction and Increase Performance of floating WIND technology).

You can find more information here and sign up via this link.

07/05,15.00 CET

Webinar - Heating without the hot air: Principles for smart heat electrification

Organiser: The Regulatory Assistance Project (RAP)

Heating in buildings is responsible for almost a third of total EU energy demand. And most of that heat is met by burning fossil fuels. In order to decarbonise heating, electrification is seen by many as a key strategy. The transformative challenge of the electrification of heating should not be underestimated. It will require strategic, ongoing policy and governance support. It requires a well-coordinated approach that cuts across several areas — buildings, individual and district heating systems, the power sector and existing heating fuel supply infrastructure. In this webinar, Dr. Jan Rosenow and Dr. Richard Lowes present pragmatic principles and policies for smart electrification of heating in Europe.

You can register via this link.

13/05

Webinar series “Smart City talks”: How to engage users in public renovation works

Organiser: Sinfonia

This webinar will provide participants and relevant players with tangible assets by presenting effective open energy urban planning tools developed within SINFONIA such as:

• SWOT analysis of Smart City plans

• Energy systems analysis in Friendly Sam allowing to define suitable energy solutions at district level in the long-run

• CROCUS tool to select a refurbishment plan

• DistrictPH tool giving guidelines for nearly zero energy neighbourhoods

You can register via this link.

 

 

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Date

Event

18/03, 15.30 CET                                         

Online media briefing on the European Green Deal

Organiser: European Climate Foundation
An online media briefing on the European Green Deal with Laurence Tubiana, CEO of the European Climate Foundation & a key architect of the Paris Agreement.

19/03, 16.00 CET

The EU Climate Law: Holding the EU Accountable for Delivering on the Paris Agreement
Organisers: The European Climate Foundation and Ecological Institute

The European Climate Foundation (ECF) and Ecologic Institute are pleased to welcome you to an online conference on the forthcoming EU Climate Law. We want to create an opportunity to exchange views on the European Commission’s proposal, with evidence and insights from experts and policy-makers. We hope this will help to kickstart the debate on an informed and forward-looking basis. The draft agenda is presented below.

You can find more information here.

 20/03 - 30/03

The worldwide online climate conference

Integrating mitigation and adaptation initiatives for climate change and its impacts.

Some of the main features of the conference are:

• CLIMATE2020 offers unrestricted, free access to high-quality scientific articles, climate projects and online courses 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
• The virtual event offers a unique opportunity for worldwide dialogue and exchange of ideas with scientists, experts from politics, business, education and other spheres of the society.
• A podcast series named ‘Climate Chats’ is launched for presenters, organisers and partners of the conference to share their expertise with the audience. It can be accessed here: https://climatechats.podigee.io/archive
• Through its comprehensive and exceptional approach, the virtual event contributes to meeting the global sustainability goal 13 "Climate Action" (Sustainable Development Goal, SDG 13).

Watch this video to learn more about the conference:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_UhyaKTwnbc&feature=youtu.be

You can find more information, register and enroll via this link.

24/03, 16.00 CET

Webinar - Decarbonising hard to abate sectors for the net-zero energy transition

Organiser: Climate Action

Join Climate Action for a complimentary webinar on how to decarbonise industry – cement, steel, glass, chemicals, manufacturing – in order to meet climate targets and reach net-zero emissions.

Heavy industry and transport are known as ‘hard to abate’ due to the immense challenge of electrification and the costs of transition. Whilst we know the significant impact these industries have on our climate and environment, the challenges, barriers, and pathways to net-zero are widely overlooked and under-resourced. We must rapidly increase investment if we are to scale-up and adopt strategies to decarbonise heavy industries.

You can sign up via this link.

25/03,18.00 CET

Webinar - Emissions Trading Worldwide, ICAP Status Report 2020

Organiser: International Carbon Action Partnership (ICAP)

The ICAP Status Report, released 24 March 2020, takes a comprehensive view of ETSs in force, under development, and under consideration around the world, along with policy insights and infographics on key figures.

In this webinar, ETS representatives from California, RGGI, the EU and Mexico will share the latest developments and future prospects from their systems. The ICAP Secretariat will moderate and offer a closer look at the key messages of the 2020 Status Report. The webinar will include a Q&A session.

You can find more information here and sign up via this link.

26/03, 09.30 CET

Digital European Users Club - Municipalities and regions on the energy retrofit of condominiums

Organiser: ACE-Retrofitting project

Municipalities and regions have a key role to play in the energy retrofit of condominiums. Many of them are already addressing the residential sector as part of their climate policies, but they are still often unaware of the specific challenges and needs of condominiums. Find out about the strategies and tools developed by two European projects, ACE-Retrofitting and INNOVATE, to better address condominiums.

This digital event will be an opportunity for decision-makers and practitioners to exchange on solutions to accelerate the energy retrofitting of condominiums from both, a political and an operational point of view.

You can sign up via this link.

26/03, 11.00 CET

European Natural Gas Webinar | Summer Outlook 2020: Where to store the oversupply?

Organiser: Refinitiv
Join the leading Natural Gas Analysts of Refinitiv to hear how the markets are shaping up for the coming season during this complimentary webinar.

Topics discussed:

  • How much LNG do we expect at North West European hubs this summer?

  • What is the price for producers to turn down?  

  • How much more gas for power demand potential is there for Europe. Will gas push lignite out of the stack once more?

  • Will Norwegian Troll production be deferred again?

  • The coronavirus, will it impact European gas markets this summer 

  • Russian gas supply. Do foresee a slowdown or will the fight for market share continue?

You can sign up via this link.

26/03, 15.00 CET Focus Europe: Coronavirus - impact on the energy sector

Organiser: Rystad Energy

Join the Europe-focused webinar of Rystad Energy, where Jarand Rystad (CEO) and Per Magnus Nysveen (Head of Analysis) will discuss the impacts of the coronavirus on oil demand and the implications for Europe.

You can sign up via this link.

 27/03, 14.00 CET Webinar on coal phase-out

Organiser: Potsdam Institute

Sebastian Rauner, Nico Bauer and others published 'Coal-exit health and environmental damage reductions outweigh economic impacts' in NatureClimate using the REMIND model. They will give a presentation on the article, ending with a Q&A.

Join the meeting via this Zoom link: https://pik-potsdam.zoom.us/j/554818472

 27/03,15.00CET  

Fridays for Future launches new initiative "Talks for Future"

While Covid-19 (“Corona-Virus”) is spreading worldwide, Fridays for Future is taking responsibility and moving its protests to the internet. Starting this Friday the movement will hold weekly webinars and discussion rounds with scientists, journalists and activists as well as other international high-level experts. This week's guests will be the journalist and activist Naomi Klein as well as the climate change and health team leader at the World Health Organisation Diarmid Campbell-Lendrum.

The first webinar, with Naomi Klein and Diarmid Campbell-Lendrum, will take place this Friday 27th March at 2pm GMT. It will be streamed live on YouTube, Twitter and Facebook and can be watched afterwards on YouTube. The link for the webinar will be published on https://globalclimatestrike.net/

31/03,13.00 CET 

-IN GERMAN-

Webinar - Klimapolitisches Domino zwischen Berlin, Brüssel und Glasgow

Organiser: Wuppertal Institut

Über den erforderlichen Fahrplan nach Glasgow wollen die Expertinnen und Experten des Wuppertal Instituts beim Wuppertal Lunch „Klimapoltisches Domino zwischen Berlin, Brüssel und Glasgow“ diskutieren. Folgende Fragen stehen während der Veranstaltung im Vordergrund: Wie gelingt es eine Kaskade steigender Klimaschutzambition in Gang zu setzen? Welchen Beitrag muss und kann die EU zum Erfolg der Glasgower Konferenz leisten? Welche Voraussetzungen müssen hierfür auf europäischer und deutscher Ebene geschaffen werden?

Einwahldaten:
Nehmen Sie per Computer, Tablet oder Smartphone teil: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/542373069
Sie können sich auch über ein Telefon einwählen: +49 692 5736 7300 – Zugangscode: 542-373-069

Find more information here.

01/04,11.00 CET

Webinar - Impact of Coronavirus on European energy markets

Organisers: Aurora Energy Research and Boston Consulting Group (BCG)

In this webinar, jointly held by Aurora Energy Research in partnership with BCG, the following key questions will be considered:

  • What are the key impacts of COVID-19 across European gas, carbon and power markets?
  • What are the key considerations and strategic implications for companies across the energy value chain?
  • What are plausible scenarios for energy demand for the remainder of the year, and what might this mean for energy market outcomes?

You can sign up via this link.

01/04,20.30 CET Webinar - The latest developments between COVID-19, public health, and climate change.

Organiser: Harvard C-CHANGE

Dr. Aaron Bernstein of Harvard C-CHANGE, Dr. Katharine Hayhoe of Texas Tech University Climate Science Center, and Dr. Georges C. Benjamin of the American Public Health Association will answer questions on COVID-19 and offer their expertise as physicians, scientists, and public health officials. Topics will include:

Why climate change is a threat multiplier and how climate actions can help reduce potential outbreaks
The impacts of biodiversity loss, the rise of infectious diseases and the connections to climate change
Connections between COVID-19 and pollution, impacts on vulnerable populations, and the need for greater public health investments

Date:
Wednesday, April 1, 2020, at 2:30 PM ET (20.30 CET)

You can register here or go directly to the Zoom meeting:

Join Zoom meeting

https://harvard.zoom.us/j/251206317
Join by telephone

        +1 669 900 6833
Meeting ID: 251 206 317
International numbers available: https://harvard.zoom.us/u/arlacdQKx

02/04,10.00 CET

Webinar - Next steps for energy systems integration: Linking policy and practice for clean energy transitions across sectors

Organiser: Agora Energiewende and the International Energy Agency (IAE)

Agora Energiewende and the International Energy Agency (IEA) are hosting a public event to discuss global perspectives for energy systems integration. The current trend towards electrifying transport, heating and industry represents a unique opportunity to decarbonise sectors, previously seen as hard to abate in terms of emissions. This, along with key resources such as hydrogen, contributes to broadening the scope of options to integrate ever greater shares of variable renewable energy (VRE) and accelerate the decarbonisation of the wider energy system. This event will shed light on the opportunities and challenges integrating electric vehicles into the power system and of synthetic fuel production and use.

You can find more information here and register via this link for the webinar.

02/04,10.00 CET Webinar - Emissions Trading Worldwide: ICAP Status Report 2020

Organiser: International Carbon Action Partnership (ICAP)

The ICAP Status Report, released 24 March 2020, takes a comprehensive view of ETSs in force, under development, and under consideration around the world, along with policy insights and infographics on key figures.

In this webinar, ETS representatives from the EU, SinoCarbon (China), and New Zealand will share the latest developments and future prospects from their systems, The ICAP Secretariat will moderate and offer a closer look at the key messages of the 2020 Status Report. The webinar will include a Q&A session.

You can find more information here and sign up via this link.

02/04,11.30 CET
02/04,12.00 CET

Webinar - Zoonotic Diseases: How the Wildlife Trade and the Disruption of Ecosystems Have Increased the Spread of Epidemics

Organiser: Earth Journalism Network

This webinar will explore threats posed by human-wildlife interactions and how environmental disruption is heightening our risk of pandemics like the one we’re currently facing. How can we be more aware of the source of these diseases? How can we work to prevent such outbreaks from occurring in the future?

We’ll be joined by guest speaker Maarten Hoek, from the Department of Virology at the Erasmus Medical Center in the Netherlands. A doctor in veterinary medicine, epidemiologist, risk analyst, and medical consultant in public health, Maarten has worked on health strengthening projects in Africa for eight years, and is currently carrying out research on coronaviruses.

You can register via this link.

02/04,13.00 CET

Webinar - Using En-ROADS to Engage Online Audiences

Organiser: Climate Interactive

Join this webinar to learn how to engage online audiences with the En-ROADS Simulator. The Climate Interactive's portfolio of online resources will be explored, and the discussion will include how both the En-ROADS Climate Workshop and Climate Action Simulation game can be translated into interactive and inspiring online group experiences.

You can register via this link.

02/04,13.00 CET Webinar -  COVID-19 Reporting: Ethics and Standards

Organiser: WAN-IFRA

Strengthening ethical reporting as a means of providing essential, accurate public information and examining the media’s role in debunking growing misinformation about the status of the outbreak.

You can find more information here and register via this link.

02/04,14.00 CET Webinar - Sofa Talks: How we’re recycling old wind turbines

Organiser: WindEurope

Recharge Magazine’s Darius Snieckus will be asking the WindEurope experts Alex and Marylise about the importance of blade waste recycling, its existing regulatory framework, the expected volumes of blade waste, the state of the art in recycling technologies today and how we can enhance turbine circularity.

You can find more information here and register via this link.

02/04,15.00 CET

Webinar - 2020 MIT ENERGY CONFERENCE
Decision 2020: Creating the Landscape for Our Energy Future

09.00 EST: Explore the energy decisions being made today that are set to deliver the greatest impact in the next five to ten years. Industry experts will come and discuss the critical determining factors behind our energy future - including policies, investments, existing infrastructure, oil and gas, transportation, and more.

Come be informed, inspired, and invigorated to make meaningful decisions in 2020 and shape the world as we know it. Decision 2020: Creating the Landscape for Our Energy Future is more than a conference, it's a driving force for change.

You can find out more here and find the live stream via this link.

02/04,16.00 CET

- IN POLISH -

Webinar - Forum Energii LIVE | Heating in Poland. State of play and key challenges

Organiser: Forum Energii

Forum Energii is pleased to invite you to participate in the second webinar of the series Forum Energii LIVE. This time, Andrzej Rubczyński and Rafał Macuk will meet with internauts to talk about the state of Polish heating and the challenges we face. The webinar will be held in Polish.

You can find more information here and register via this link.

02/04,17.00 CET

Webinar - Tackling plastic pollution: introducing science-driven guidelines to address plastic leakage in corporate value chains

Organisers: Quantis, IUCN, Arla Foods + Sympatex

Join Quantis, IUCN, Arla Foods + Sympatex for an interactive session presenting the Plastic Leak Project Guidelines — the first-ever methodology to map, measure and forecast plastic leakage in corporate value chains. Tune in to hear how your company can harness the latest science to translate its commitment to address plastic pollution into meaningful strategies and actions.

Questions that will be covered

  • What are the PLP Guidelines and how can they help you map, measure and forecast plastic leakage in your value chain?
  • How do leading companies plan to use insights from a plastic leakage assessment to build a science-based plastics strategy?
  • What does a plastic leakage assessment look like on a corporate or product level?
  • How can companies benefit from a plastics strategy that is grounded in science?

You can find more information here and register via this link.

13-14/05

Webinar: Energy Risk Modelling

Organiser: Montel

Improve your risk management practice.
Liberalisation of power and fuel markets has fundamentally changed the way power companies do business. Competition has created both strong incentives to improve operational efficiency and the need for effective risk management. Measuring and modelling Value at Risk and Expected Tail Risk is an essential part of this field.

Learn how to measure and model risk in energy portfolios.
More volatile energy markets, combined with complex trading and hedging portfolios has increased the need for measuring risk of individual contracts as well as for whole portfolios. Enterprise risk management (ERM) at a corporate level has also become important. Understanding the dynamics and determinants of volatility, correlation and risk in energy markets will therefore be essential. There has been some recent huge trading losses in oil, gas and electricity futures markets that highlight the need for financial risk management of both single positions as well as calendar and cross commodity spreads.

The two-day seminars cost 1695,- excluding VAT. You can find more information here.

 

Date

Event

18/03, 15.30 CET                                         

Online media briefing on the European Green Deal

Organiser: European Climate Foundation
An online media briefing on the European Green Deal with Laurence Tubiana, CEO of the European Climate Foundation & a key architect of the Paris Agreement.

19/03, 16.00 CET

The EU Climate Law: Holding the EU Accountable for Delivering on the Paris Agreement
Organisers: The European Climate Foundation and Ecological Institute

The European Climate Foundation (ECF) and Ecologic Institute are pleased to welcome you to an online conference on the forthcoming EU Climate Law. We want to create an opportunity to exchange views on the European Commission’s proposal, with evidence and insights from experts and policy-makers. We hope this will help to kickstart the debate on an informed and forward-looking basis. The draft agenda is presented below.

You can find more information here.

 20/03 - 30/03

The worldwide online climate conference

Integrating mitigation and adaptation initiatives for climate change and its impacts.

Some of the main features of the conference are:

• CLIMATE2020 offers unrestricted, free access to high-quality scientific articles, climate projects and online courses 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
• The virtual event offers a unique opportunity for worldwide dialogue and exchange of ideas with scientists, experts from politics, business, education and other spheres of the society.
• A podcast series named ‘Climate Chats’ is launched for presenters, organisers and partners of the conference to share their expertise with the audience. It can be accessed here: https://climatechats.podigee.io/archive
• Through its comprehensive and exceptional approach, the virtual event contributes to meeting the global sustainability goal 13 "Climate Action" (Sustainable Development Goal, SDG 13).

Watch this video to learn more about the conference:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_UhyaKTwnbc&feature=youtu.be

You can find more information, register and enroll via this link.

24/03, 16.00 CET

Webinar - Decarbonising hard to abate sectors for the net-zero energy transition

Organiser: Climate Action

Join Climate Action for a complimentary webinar on how to decarbonise industry – cement, steel, glass, chemicals, manufacturing – in order to meet climate targets and reach net-zero emissions.

Heavy industry and transport are known as ‘hard to abate’ due to the immense challenge of electrification and the costs of transition. Whilst we know the significant impact these industries have on our climate and environment, the challenges, barriers, and pathways to net-zero are widely overlooked and under-resourced. We must rapidly increase investment if we are to scale-up and adopt strategies to decarbonise heavy industries.

You can sign up via this link.

25/03,18.00 CET

Webinar - Emissions Trading Worldwide, ICAP Status Report 2020

Organiser: International Carbon Action Partnership (ICAP)

The ICAP Status Report, released 24 March 2020, takes a comprehensive view of ETSs in force, under development, and under consideration around the world, along with policy insights and infographics on key figures.

In this webinar, ETS representatives from California, RGGI, the EU and Mexico will share the latest developments and future prospects from their systems. The ICAP Secretariat will moderate and offer a closer look at the key messages of the 2020 Status Report. The webinar will include a Q&A session.

You can find more information here and sign up via this link.

26/03, 09.30 CET

Digital European Users Club - Municipalities and regions on the energy retrofit of condominiums

Organiser: ACE-Retrofitting project

Municipalities and regions have a key role to play in the energy retrofit of condominiums. Many of them are already addressing the residential sector as part of their climate policies, but they are still often unaware of the specific challenges and needs of condominiums. Find out about the strategies and tools developed by two European projects, ACE-Retrofitting and INNOVATE, to better address condominiums.

This digital event will be an opportunity for decision-makers and practitioners to exchange on solutions to accelerate the energy retrofitting of condominiums from both, a political and an operational point of view.

You can sign up via this link.

26/03, 11.00 CET

European Natural Gas Webinar | Summer Outlook 2020: Where to store the oversupply?

Organiser: Refinitiv
Join the leading Natural Gas Analysts of Refinitiv to hear how the markets are shaping up for the coming season during this complimentary webinar.

Topics discussed:

  • How much LNG do we expect at North West European hubs this summer?

  • What is the price for producers to turn down?  

  • How much more gas for power demand potential is there for Europe. Will gas push lignite out of the stack once more?

  • Will Norwegian Troll production be deferred again?

  • The coronavirus, will it impact European gas markets this summer 

  • Russian gas supply. Do foresee a slowdown or will the fight for market share continue?

You can sign up via this link.

26/03, 15.00 CET Focus Europe: Coronavirus - impact on the energy sector

Organiser: Rystad Energy

Join the Europe-focused webinar of Rystad Energy, where Jarand Rystad (CEO) and Per Magnus Nysveen (Head of Analysis) will discuss the impacts of the coronavirus on oil demand and the implications for Europe.

You can sign up via this link.

 27/03, 14.00 CET Webinar on coal phase-out

Organiser: Potsdam Institute

Sebastian Rauner, Nico Bauer and others published 'Coal-exit health and environmental damage reductions outweigh economic impacts' in NatureClimate using the REMIND model. They will give a presentation on the article, ending with a Q&A.

Join the meeting via this Zoom link: https://pik-potsdam.zoom.us/j/554818472

 27/03,15.00CET  

Fridays for Future launches new initiative "Talks for Future"

While Covid-19 (“Corona-Virus”) is spreading worldwide, Fridays for Future is taking responsibility and moving its protests to the internet. Starting this Friday the movement will hold weekly webinars and discussion rounds with scientists, journalists and activists as well as other international high-level experts. This week's guests will be the journalist and activist Naomi Klein as well as the climate change and health team leader at the World Health Organisation Diarmid Campbell-Lendrum.

The first webinar, with Naomi Klein and Diarmid Campbell-Lendrum, will take place this Friday 27th March at 2pm GMT. It will be streamed live on YouTube, Twitter and Facebook and can be watched afterwards on YouTube. The link for the webinar will be published on https://globalclimatestrike.net/

31/03,13.00 CET 

-IN GERMAN-

Webinar - Klimapolitisches Domino zwischen Berlin, Brüssel und Glasgow

Organiser: Wuppertal Institut

Über den erforderlichen Fahrplan nach Glasgow wollen die Expertinnen und Experten des Wuppertal Instituts beim Wuppertal Lunch „Klimapoltisches Domino zwischen Berlin, Brüssel und Glasgow“ diskutieren. Folgende Fragen stehen während der Veranstaltung im Vordergrund: Wie gelingt es eine Kaskade steigender Klimaschutzambition in Gang zu setzen? Welchen Beitrag muss und kann die EU zum Erfolg der Glasgower Konferenz leisten? Welche Voraussetzungen müssen hierfür auf europäischer und deutscher Ebene geschaffen werden?

Einwahldaten:
Nehmen Sie per Computer, Tablet oder Smartphone teil: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/542373069
Sie können sich auch über ein Telefon einwählen: +49 692 5736 7300 – Zugangscode: 542-373-069

Find more information here.

01/04,11.00 CET

Webinar - Impact of Coronavirus on European energy markets

Organisers: Aurora Energy Research and Boston Consulting Group (BCG)

In this webinar, jointly held by Aurora Energy Research in partnership with BCG, the following key questions will be considered:

  • What are the key impacts of COVID-19 across European gas, carbon and power markets?
  • What are the key considerations and strategic implications for companies across the energy value chain?
  • What are plausible scenarios for energy demand for the remainder of the year, and what might this mean for energy market outcomes?

You can sign up via this link.

01/04,20.30 CET Webinar - The latest developments between COVID-19, public health, and climate change.

Organiser: Harvard C-CHANGE

Dr. Aaron Bernstein of Harvard C-CHANGE, Dr. Katharine Hayhoe of Texas Tech University Climate Science Center, and Dr. Georges C. Benjamin of the American Public Health Association will answer questions on COVID-19 and offer their expertise as physicians, scientists, and public health officials. Topics will include:

Why climate change is a threat multiplier and how climate actions can help reduce potential outbreaks
The impacts of biodiversity loss, the rise of infectious diseases and the connections to climate change
Connections between COVID-19 and pollution, impacts on vulnerable populations, and the need for greater public health investments

Date:
Wednesday, April 1, 2020, at 2:30 PM ET (20.30 CET)

You can register here or go directly to the Zoom meeting:

Join Zoom meeting

https://harvard.zoom.us/j/251206317
Join by telephone

        +1 669 900 6833
Meeting ID: 251 206 317
International numbers available: https://harvard.zoom.us/u/arlacdQKx

02/04,10.00 CET

Webinar - Next steps for energy systems integration: Linking policy and practice for clean energy transitions across sectors

Organiser: Agora Energiewende and the International Energy Agency (IAE)

Agora Energiewende and the International Energy Agency (IEA) are hosting a public event to discuss global perspectives for energy systems integration. The current trend towards electrifying transport, heating and industry represents a unique opportunity to decarbonise sectors, previously seen as hard to abate in terms of emissions. This, along with key resources such as hydrogen, contributes to broadening the scope of options to integrate ever greater shares of variable renewable energy (VRE) and accelerate the decarbonisation of the wider energy system. This event will shed light on the opportunities and challenges integrating electric vehicles into the power system and of synthetic fuel production and use.

You can find more information here and register via this link for the webinar.

02/04,10.00 CET Webinar - Emissions Trading Worldwide: ICAP Status Report 2020

Organiser: International Carbon Action Partnership (ICAP)

The ICAP Status Report, released 24 March 2020, takes a comprehensive view of ETSs in force, under development, and under consideration around the world, along with policy insights and infographics on key figures.

In this webinar, ETS representatives from the EU, SinoCarbon (China), and New Zealand will share the latest developments and future prospects from their systems, The ICAP Secretariat will moderate and offer a closer look at the key messages of the 2020 Status Report. The webinar will include a Q&A session.

You can find more information here and sign up via this link.

02/04,11.30 CET
02/04,12.00 CET

Webinar - Zoonotic Diseases: How the Wildlife Trade and the Disruption of Ecosystems Have Increased the Spread of Epidemics

Organiser: Earth Journalism Network

This webinar will explore threats posed by human-wildlife interactions and how environmental disruption is heightening our risk of pandemics like the one we’re currently facing. How can we be more aware of the source of these diseases? How can we work to prevent such outbreaks from occurring in the future?

We’ll be joined by guest speaker Maarten Hoek, from the Department of Virology at the Erasmus Medical Center in the Netherlands. A doctor in veterinary medicine, epidemiologist, risk analyst, and medical consultant in public health, Maarten has worked on health strengthening projects in Africa for eight years, and is currently carrying out research on coronaviruses.

You can register via this link.

02/04,13.00 CET

Webinar - Using En-ROADS to Engage Online Audiences

Organiser: Climate Interactive

Join this webinar to learn how to engage online audiences with the En-ROADS Simulator. The Climate Interactive's portfolio of online resources will be explored, and the discussion will include how both the En-ROADS Climate Workshop and Climate Action Simulation game can be translated into interactive and inspiring online group experiences.

You can register via this link.

02/04,13.00 CET Webinar -  COVID-19 Reporting: Ethics and Standards

Organiser: WAN-IFRA

Strengthening ethical reporting as a means of providing essential, accurate public information and examining the media’s role in debunking growing misinformation about the status of the outbreak.

You can find more information here and register via this link.

02/04,14.00 CET Webinar - Sofa Talks: How we’re recycling old wind turbines

Organiser: WindEurope

Recharge Magazine’s Darius Snieckus will be asking the WindEurope experts Alex and Marylise about the importance of blade waste recycling, its existing regulatory framework, the expected volumes of blade waste, the state of the art in recycling technologies today and how we can enhance turbine circularity.

You can find more information here and register via this link.

02/04,15.00 CET

Webinar - 2020 MIT ENERGY CONFERENCE
Decision 2020: Creating the Landscape for Our Energy Future

09.00 EST: Explore the energy decisions being made today that are set to deliver the greatest impact in the next five to ten years. Industry experts will come and discuss the critical determining factors behind our energy future - including policies, investments, existing infrastructure, oil and gas, transportation, and more.

Come be informed, inspired, and invigorated to make meaningful decisions in 2020 and shape the world as we know it. Decision 2020: Creating the Landscape for Our Energy Future is more than a conference, it's a driving force for change.

You can find out more here and find the live stream via this link.

 

- IN POLISH -

Webinar - Forum Energii LIVE | Heating in Poland. State of play and key challenges

Organiser: Forum Energii

Forum Energii is pleased to invite you to participate in the second webinar of the series Forum Energii LIVE. This time, Andrzej Rubczyński and Rafał Macuk will meet with internauts to talk about the state of Polish heating and the challenges we face. The webinar will be held in Polish.

You can find more information here and register via this link.

   

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