A step in Madrid towards the next Equinox Summit

13 November 2023

The much-anticipated Think2030 Dialogue – Spain is set to take centre stage on 16 November 2023 in Madrid, Spain. As a joint effort by the European Environmental Policy (IEEP), the Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3), and the Elcano Institute, this event brings together decision-makers, policy analysts, and industry representatives from Spain and Europe. The Think2030 Dialogue – Spain will present an opportunity to convene high-profile stakeholders. Six months before the European Elections, assessing European sustainability policies is a prime moment.

The event will host three Science4Policy sessions: covering the EU’s role in the net-zero transition geopolitics, the Spanish experience on just transition in Europe, and the crucial link between science and policymaking. JPI Climate has been invited to convene the last session focused on science and policymaking. Moderated by Frank McGovern, JPI Climate Vice Chair for the Equinox Process, confirmed speakers for this session are Myles Allen, Director Oxford Martin Programme on Post Carbon Transition, Samantha Burgess, Deputy Director of the Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S), Etienne Hannon, Head of Science-Policy at Belgium Climate Center (BCC), Nadia Pinardi, Co-Chair of the European Knowledge Hub on Sea Level Rise, Elena Lopéz Gunn, Member of the European Scientific Advisory Board on Climate Change (ESABCC) and Martijn Pakker, Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP).

The Think2030 Dialogue – Spain serves as a stepping-stone towards the Equinox Summit II, scheduled for March 2024 in Brussels, Belgium, a milestone event of JPI Climate with the support of MAGICA to accelerate the provision to inform evidence-based decision-making.

It is possible to follow the live stream of the event on YouTube (full link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xVS7Gmqg3lg).