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Programme

Provisional programme with
panel descriptions and
speakers
(last update: 15/02/2024)

Day One

19/2

08:30 - 09:30

Registration

with welcoming coffee and pastries

09:30 - 9:40

Conference Opening

09:40 - 10:40

Clair Barnes

Environmental statistician, World Weather Attribution, Imperial College London

Thomas Dermine

State Secretary for Economic Recovery and Strategic Investments, in charge of Science Policy

Bas Smets

Architect, Professor in Practice at the GSD of Harvard University

11:00 - 12:00

 

Compounding events and tipping points

 

Warning systems: lessons learned from 2021 floods

 

Nature-based solutions for climate extremes

 

Nonlinear processes: compounding events

& tipping points

12:15 - 12:45

Artistic Performance

12:45 - 14:00

Lunch Time

14:00 - 15:00

Resilience of transport infrastructure

to climate extremes

 

Systems thinking for climate risks

Biodiversity and agricultural resilience to climate extremes

15:00 - 15:30

Coffee Break

15:30 - 16:30

Resilience of energy infrastructure to climate extremes

 

Inequities in exposure to climate extremes

 

Navigating the climate research funding landscape

16:30 - 17:30

17:30 - 18:30

Drinks & Networking

Day Two

20/2

09:00 - 10:00

Registration

with welcoming coffee and pastries

10:00 - 11:00

Valérie Masson-Delmotte

Paleoclimatologist, Research Director CEA, Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l'Environnement, Paris Saclay

Jan Rotmans

Captain of Transition, Professor, Erasmus University Rotterdam

11:00 - 11:30

11:30 - 12:30

Physical and mental health impacts of climate extremes

Climate risk

assessments: perspectives

Sea-level extremes and marine heatwaves

12:30 - 14:00

Lunch Time

14:00 - 15:00

Impacts of climate extremes on the carbon cycle

 

Insuring climate risks: towards public-private partnerships

How to create a (media) impact with your research

14:00 - 15:00

Coffee Break

15:30 - 16:30

Parallel Sessions - 3 -

Attribution of climate extremes

Q&A with the Belgian Climate Centre

Cities and climate extremes

16:30 - 17:30

Poster Presentation

17:30 - 18:30

Closing Ceremony

Progamme overview

Learn, Connect and
Get Inspired
at the 1st Annual
Belgian Science for Climate Action Conference

BELGIAN SCIENCE FOR CLIMATE ACTION

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