Every year, more and more plastics end up in our oceans and rivers, and on the land. Once there, they pose risks to our environment and the health of living creatures. Conventional plastics persist for centuries, but biodegradable plastics are designed by scientists to break down in a few weeks or years. Could biodegradable plastics help us solve the pollution problem, or are they are a problem in themselves?
President of Academia Europaea, Professor Sierd Cloetingh and AE Vice-President Professor Ole Petersen will be speaking in the Policy Based Evidence session of the ‘Evidence for Policymakers’ conference on 15th December.
Professors Cloetingh and Petersen will be part of the session entitled ‘External and internal evidence-systems for policymaking: How can we optimize the development and dissemination of evidence for policymakers?’ which will take place at 15.00 – 16.15 CET, 14.00 – 15.15 GMT on 15th December.
The global crisis of 2020 has made
every one of us aware that ‘business as usual’ is not an option for future food
How have we arrived at where we are
now, in terms of the food we eat, where we source it and the impact it has on
our planet? What should a transformed
future look like? What actions can we all
take, collectively and individually, to bring about a sustainable and fair food
system that is better for our health, the environment, society and the
Over 240 participants attended the live session from 36 countries which was moderated by Professor Ole Petersen, Vice-President of Academia Europaea and Director of the Cardiff AE Hub, and hosted by SAPEA. The discussant was Sir Mark Walport, the incoming Chair of the Cardiff Hub Steering Group.
In this webinar sponsored by FUNCTION, the American Physiological Society’s new open-access journal, the distinguished panel of speakers will include Hub Director Professor Ole Petersen and Nobel laureate, Erwin Neher, both Members of Academia Europaea (MAEs).