Taking action on plastics pollution: are biodegradable plastics the answer?

Taking action on plastics pollution: are biodegradable plastics the answer?



Webinar: 4th February, 15:30 CEST, 14:30 BST UK

Introduction

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? 

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Cardiff Hub oversees completion of Evidence Review Report on Biodegradability of Plastics in the Open Environment

Cardiff Hub oversees completion of Evidence Review Report on Biodegradability of Plastics in the Open Environment



A major new Evidence Review Report entitled ‘Biodegradability of Plastics in the Open Environment’ has been published today by SAPEA. Academia Europaea led the coordination of the Evidence Review Report, with responsibility for management and delivery of the work given to the AE Cardiff Hub.

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Food policy at a time of crisis: what should the future look like?

Food policy at a time of crisis: what should the future look like?



Webinar, 16th October 2020, 14:00-15:00 CEST, 13:00-14:00 BST


Introduction

The global crisis of 2020 has made every one of us aware that ‘business as usual’ is not an option for future food policy.     

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 economy? 

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Large global audience joins interactive webinar on Science Advice and COVID-19, co-organised by the AE Cardiff Hub

Large global audience joins interactive webinar on Science Advice and COVID-19, co-organised by the AE Cardiff Hub



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.

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Science Advice – What works in a Crisis?

Science Advice – What works in a Crisis?



2020’s Covid-19 outbreak has shone the spotlight on science advice like never before. How well are Europe’s science advice frameworks standing up to this major stress test?

Webinar: 16th September, 13:30 CEST, 12:30 BST UK

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A sustainable food system for Europe: SAPEA publishes its latest report, including a systematic review by Cardiff University

A sustainable food system for Europe: SAPEA publishes its latest report, including a systematic review by Cardiff University



A new report from SAPEA lays out the social science evidence on how a transition in our food systems can happen in an inclusive, just and timely way. The SAPEA report is accompanied by a systematic review on the food policy ecosystem, conducted by Cardiff University and overseen by Academia Europaea.


The SAPEA Evidence Review Report A sustainable food system for the European Union provides an evidence base for the Scientific Opinion of the European Commission’s Group of Chief Scientific Advisors. It was requested by the European College of Commissioners and written by a multidisciplinary group of leading scientists, nominated by academies across Europe. 

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Making Sense of Science for Policy; panel discussion at University of Cambridge

Making Sense of Science for Policy; panel discussion at University of Cambridge

Join us for a panel discussion on ‘Making Sense of Science for Policy under Conditions of Complexity and Uncertainty’.

You are invited to join us at Cambridge University Science and Policy Exchange (CUSPE) where a panel from SAPEA (Science Advice for Policy by European Academies) will discuss their recent report ‘Making sense of science for policy under conditions of complexity and uncertainty‘ addressing the question of how to provide good science advice to policymakers.


Making sense of science

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