Climateurope2 webstival: second edition

This edition revolved around the themes of businesses and communities

Summary

The second Climateurope2 virtual festival revolved around the themes of businesses and communities, with a primary focus on discussing the transformation of Europe through climate services and dedicated solutions. Building upon the success of the first edition held in March 2023, the two-day webinar incorporated various forms of engagement. These included high-level panels, thematic dialogues, as well as other innovative and engaging formats aimed at raising awareness, fostering dialogue, and promoting wider adoption of climate services.

First day

On the first day, the webstival addressed the key challenges faced by regional governments enrolled in the EU Mission Adaptation to climate change. The different sessions organised facilitated discussions on the boundaries of climate services, encouraged the exchange of ideas through thematic break-out groups, and initiated dedicated discussions about the Mission Adaptation to Climate Change and its relevance to regional and local authorities.

  • Parallel discussion - Climate risk and uncertainty: centered around the question of how information from different knowledge systems can be combined within a climate service and whether that can be achieved in an operational context.

  • Parallel discussion - Quality standards: In this discussion, the work on standards and quality criteria developed in the framework of Climateurope2 was presented, followed by a presentation by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and a discussion on how both initiatives could find synergies and collaborate. These presentations laid the groundwork for a discussion on the role of standards in improving climate service quality.

  • Parallel discussion - Values enabled by climate services and a taxonomy of business innovation: This discussion focused on assessing the value and benefits of climate services and the business model innovation for climate services and taxonomy development.

  • Parallel discussion - Community building: The first part of this parallel session consisted on an introduction to the Art & Science call, aimed at selecting an artist for the creation of a digital artwork that will be presented as part of a Roadshow that will visit several Eastern European countries. During the second part of the session a collaborative platform developed by Climateurope2 was presented, highlighting its 3 main functions: co-creating, exploring and networking.

  • In the Adaptation Mission Session: Shaping Climate Services for the Effective Adaptation to Climate Change  participants were split in 5 different balanced groups (involving participants with different backgrounds) to discuss on the values enabled by climate services and the role of business innovation. The discussion stressed the need for collaboration, user engagement, and public-private sector cooperation for innovation. Intermediaries were identified as pivotal for enhancing user engagement.

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Second day

The second day of the webstival delved into the role of climate services standardisation in finance and renewable energy sectors, aiming to increase the uptake of climate services in these sectors.

September 19, 2023

Online

Organized by

Climateurope2 consortium

Event type

Webstival

Time

Whole day

Language

English

Duration

2 days

Presentations