On 18 October, Science for Democracy organised “Science for the Environment: Knowledge and Action” at the House of Europe in The Hague.
The goal of the event was to discuss what science and politics can jointly do for the living environment. Among participants there were academics, European activists and politicians.
You can watch the video of the event below.
The programme was as follows:
Welcome speech: Marco Perduca, former Italian Senator, founder and co-chair of Science for Democracy
Keynote speech: Tom van der Lee, Member of the Dutch House of Representatives, GroenLinks
First roundtable: Evidence-based policymaking
moderator: Claudia Basta, researcher, Science for Democracy co-founder
speakers: Katharine Rietig, Assistant Professor in International Politics, Newcastle University
Russel Duncan, Associate Professor in environmental policy, University of Exeter
Edwin Zaccai, Professor in Sustainable Development, Université Libre de Bruxelles
Claudio Radaelli, Professor of Public Policy and Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences School of Public Policy, University College London
Second roundtable: Political actions to fight climate change. The bridge between European Citizens Initiatives and Representative Democracy
moderator: Virginia Fiume, coordinator of Eumans
speakers: Matthijs Sienot, Member of the Dutch House of Representatives, D66
Colombe Cahen-Salvador, co-founder and policy lead Volt Europe
Federica Sabbati, vice president European Movement and coordinator of +Europa Bruxelles
Timothée Galvaire, member of the committee of the European Citizens Iniziative Ending the aviation fuel tax exemption in Europe
Martina Helmlinger, member of the committee of the European Citizens Initiative Grow Scientific Progress
Thomas Eitzenberger, member of the committee of the Fridays for Future European Citizens Initiative
Claudia Basta, researcher, Science for Democracy co-founder
Conclusions & ideas for future action: Marco Cappato, former MEP, founder and co-chair of Science for Democracy
The event also provided an occasion to discuss the European Citizens’ Initiatives launched by Science for Democracy as well as those it supports. The list of the ECIs can be found here. Please sign and share widely!