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Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, Brussels
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EU-PolarNet consortium   

Last December at the COP meeting in Paris, 195 countries agreed to take action to keep global temperature increase below 2⁰C and to pursue efforts to limit it to 1.5⁰C.  Scientific evidence suggests that glaciers will continue to melt, sea level will continue to rise, and extreme weather events will become ever more disruptive to populations around the world.
At this full-day meeting, thought-leaders, policy makers, businesses, NGOs, local communities and scientists get together to discuss how polar research can contribute to realising the global ambition for a sustainable, equitable and prosperous future for us all.   The meeting aims to stimulate mutually beneficial relationships between the polar research community and influential groups from governmental policy, NGOs, northern communities and industry sectors.
Keynote addresses from high-level speakers, and panel sessions involving leading experts from a wide range of backgrounds, kick off an exciting dialogue that will generate a deeper understanding of what society needs from polar scientists.  By connecting science with society we aim to develop effective research strands and successful partnerships that seek to inform and address the global imperative for a low-carbon future.
Further information will follow.