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by CarrieAnne Barry | Dec 8, 2023 | Blog, Hubs, Maynooth, News

This Sunday at 14:00 GST, RES4CITY project coordinator, Prof. Fabiano Pallonetto has been invited to speak at COP28 UAE, at the United in Science event hosted by United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs,

United in Science 2023 is a multi-agency UN report that highlights the crucial, yet often under-recognised and under-utilised, role weather, climate and water-related sciences play in achieving the SDGs. 

The overall theme of the event will highlight the role of weather, climate, water and environmental sciences in achieving the SDGs and opportunities across the science-policy-society interface to accelerate action.

Fabiano’s panel discussion involves leveraging synergies to achieve the shared goals of the Paris Agreement and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Fabiano will highlight how education and achieving synergies across the science-policy-society interface, are key to achieving the shared goals of the Paris Agreement and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Be sure to tune in at 14:00 (Gulf Standard Time) on Sunday 10-Dec at https://lnkd.in/eK3a8e7J or in-person at the #cop28 #SDGPavilion, Blue Zone.

We are pleased to invite you to an insightful and inspiring event that will explore the important topic of data bias from a gender perspective.

We will start with a drop-in breakfast at 08:00, followed by a presentation given by our data analyst and colleague Ema Krcic.

Ema is a dedicated advocate for gender equality in the tech industry and the founder of the student association ADA at Halmstad University, a remarkable organization dedicated to empowering female engineers. Her commitment to promoting gender equality in the technology industry was recognized in 2021 when she was awarded the prize “Women who are good role models in Halland.” Her dedication is further evident in her active participation in WiTEC, where she continues her mission to empower women engineers.

During the presentation, Ema will highlight how our world, often constructed by and for men, systematically overlooks and neglects the needs and experiences of half the population – women. Using a wide range of case studies, stories and new research from around the world, Ema will reveal the hidden ways in which women are often forgotten in various areas of society and the potentially negative consequences this can have for us all.

This is a physical event, please reserve your spot before 12.12.2023 here: 

We hope you will join us to learn, discuss and explore how we can make our world more inclusive for all.

We are delighted to announce that RES4CITY partner, Mattia De Rosa of Università degli Studi di Genova, has been invited to take part in a COP28 UAE event on 8th December at 10am CET.  
The CoP Climate Classroom (https://www.uncclearn.org/un-cclearn-at-cop28-of-the-unfccc/) is a series of free online classes that introduce learners to a range of climate change topics in an interactive online environment. Register for  Mattia’s session “Upskilling for Decarbonisation” at https://uncclearn-org.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYqcuCppz8iE90cK9JyNNcudraiyWhbSs07#/registration.
This session will explore how citizens and businesses can be equipped with the knowledge and skills to prepare for the green transition.

All good things come to an end, and this week saw the culmination of the METIS project that began in 2019. With 18 partners from a number of European countries, the consortium worked tirelessly to address the skills shortage to enable the competitiveness of the European microelectronics sector.

The consortium gathered in Brussels with presentations from partners on the key results from the project, and they are impressive! There is a lot more to delve into, but the headline figures are 88 courses with over 150 organizations involved in testing.

The effects of the project will continue to be felt in the future, and we bring to your attention, the European Chips Skills Academy, which acts as a successor to METIS and aims to bridge the gap between education, training, and industry to tackle Europe’s skills and talent shortages. Many of our members will be a part of the new Academy so stay tuned for information!

Learn about METIS4Skills https://www.metis4skills.eu/