ECCA 2017 Glasgow
3rd European Climate Change Adaptation Conference
Our Climate Ready Future
Aimed at encouraging business engagement, the third European Climate Change Adaptation Conference takes place in Glasgow in June. The IEA, which leads the SECTEUR Copernicus contract, will be continuing our successful role in speaking directly to businesses and industries that use climate data and our Climate Programme Manager, Dr Maria Noguer, will be presenting at the conference.
The theme of ECCA 2017 is ‘Our Climate Ready Future’ and it aims to inspire and enable people to work together to discover and deliver positive climate adaptation solutions, bringing together business, industry, NGOs, local government and communities to share knowledge, ideas and experience.
The ECCA Business Day, on Tuesday, June 6, is a new innovation, sponsored by Prospex, recognising the increasing importance and need for the business sector in developing and delivering climate ready solutions, as well as the urgency of adapting businesses to a changing climate.
The ECCA Innovation Day, on Wednesday, June 7, is organised and sponsored by Climate-KIC to create opportunities for businesses, from micro- to multi-nationals to join with researchers, students and other groups in tackling the adaptation challenges of cities and local governments.
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More about SECTEUR:
SECTEUR works with businesses and other organisations to understand their requirements, in terms of weather and climate data to support decision-making.
The acronym stands for Sector Engagement for Copernicus Climate Change Service; Translating European User Requirements and is funded by the Reading-based European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecast (ECMWF) on behalf of Copernicus, the European Commission’s Earth observation and monitoring programme.
SECTEUR brings together 11 organisations across 6 European countries with vast expertise in climate and business to engage directly with end-users and analyse their requirements, identify gaps and deliver recommendations on future needs to support better decision-making. The sectors covered are: Agriculture & Forestry, Coastal areas, Health, Infrastructure, Insurance and Tourism.
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