Theme 1: Climate Change and Renewable Energy

 

Coordinator
Joakim Widén, Prof., Uppsala University, Sweden.

Scientific Committee
Joakim Widén, Prof., Uppsala University, Sweden.
Aiste Balzekiene, Assoc. Prof., Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania.
Viktor Karamushka, Prof., National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, Ukraine.

Theme: Climate Change and Renewable Energy
Climate change refers to the changes that occur in the worlds climatic systems caused by anthropogenic emissions of green house gases. As stated by the Paris accord, the world’s countries have agreed to limit the global temperature increase to no more than 2°C above the pre-industrial levels. At the same time, the countries have also pledged to aim for a global average increase of 1.5°C. Renewable energy plays a crucial role in the transition to a zero-emission society. Changing our energy production becomes essential in order to phase out the fossil fuels. It will require both technological and societal changes to accomplice such a transition. Science is already and will continually play a crucial role in the mitigation and adaptation to climate change, as well as transforming our energy production to be renewable.