Integrated European
Long-Term Ecosystem, critical zone and
socio-ecological Research

Green transition for competitive and sustainable research infrastructures webinar

Climate change and environmental degradation are affecting all of us, and therefore increased focus is being placed on public policies and investments fostering sustainable growth and building on technological developments especially in the area of green ICT and energy efficiency. Research infrastructures play a key role in this context, as drivers through scientific discoveries and scientific advances that address societal challenges, such as climate change, and as pioneers of the green transition through the innovative technologies, green ICT and other sustainable solutions they adopt for their own operations. 

This event aims to raise awareness and discuss steps and challenges and opportunities of the green transition journey for research infrastructures. Keynote talk will be given by Jean-Eric Paquet, Director-General of the European Commission's DG for Research and Innovation, setting the scene from a policy perspective and discussing practical examples of implementation.The following talk will be given by the Jana Kolar executive director of CERIC – ERIC and the ESFRI newly elected Chair, detailing more on the topic of the contributions of RIs to global challenges, green transition and related changes introduced by the renewed ERA and the Pact for R&I. 

Representatives from research infrastructures will be joining the panel debate, speakers and participants will be encouraged to canvass issues, opportunities and best practices facilitating green transition and a more coordinated approach across research infrastructures landscape. 

Registration for the event is open at

When (times shown are in CET)
01 Dec, 2021 11:30 AM to
01 Dec, 2021 1:00 PM