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SETAC Europe 34th Annual Meeting

Science-Based Solutions in Times of Crisis: Integrating Science and Policy for Environmental Challenges.

Type: Conference
Length: 5 Days
Start Date - Time: 05.05.2024 - 08:00 AM
End Date - Time: 09.05.2024 - 06:00 PM
Location: Europe > Spain > Seville

The Scientific Committee for the SETAC Europe 34th Annual Meeting is committed to putting together a not-to-be-missed conference with an exciting scientific programme addressing the overarching theme of “Science-Based Solutions in Times of Crisis: Integrating Science and Policy for Environmental Challenges.”

In our post-pandemic world, with food and cost of living crises exacerbated by armed conflict, environmental quality and long-term sustainable solutions are at risk. Therefore, there is a demand for new science-based solutions to the challenges ahead. These include the re-design of the agri-food chain, the loss of biodiversity, changes in land use and coastal ecosystems, and new regulatory frameworks encouraging sustainable innovations in the chemical industry. Environmental science can contribute to tackling some of these mentioned changes, for example by realistic risk assessment of chemical pollution in soil and water (i.e., by incorporating state-of-the-art of bioavailability concepts), by determining the environmental safety of recycled materials, as well as by evaluating the life cycle of new products and processes and their effects on the ecosystem services. Integrative approaches are needed, that not only address the new potential risks, but identify renewable solutions to protect the natural resources, following the principles of the European Green Deal.
SETAC Europe 2024 will bring together scientists from various disciplines in academia, business/industry and government to share, debate, discuss, disseminate and facilitate the use and re-use of their most recent scientific knowledge to support adaptive and responsive environmental management and protection.

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