PROMITHEASnet – the Energy and Climate Change network organized the 11th International Scientific Conference on Energy and Climate Change.
The 11th International Conference on “Energy and Climate Change” took place at two different premises of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, the “Kostis Palamas” building and the “Drakopoulos Hall” of the central buiding, on 10-12 October 2018, in Athens, Greece.
This event addressed policy and decision makers on issues of green energy investments, market stakeholders, scientists, academics, project leaders and consortia. 

Each day was dedicated on different perspective of the energy and climate change policies, allowing in this way more focused presentations and discussions in the political, scientific and business views of the subject.

Conference of three dimensions: Policy - Academics - Business

October 10th 2018: Policy: 3rd Green Energy Investments Forum, organized in cooperation with the BSEC Green Energy Network.
October 11th 2018: Academics: Scientific conference papers presentation
October 12th 2018: Business: Funding mechanisms, on going and forthcoming programs, running projects and initiatives in the areas of energy efficiency and climate change.

For more information, visit the Conference website.

The 11th International Scientific Conference was under the auspices of

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with the certificate of 

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Proceedings will be released by the end of November (latest). 

1st day - 3rd Green Energy Investments Forum

"Smart Trikala" by Dimitris PAPASTERGIOU - Mayor of Trikala (Presentation available)

"Sustainable banking" by Mavica ILIOU - Director, Piraeus Bank (Presentation available)

"Energy in transition: How Green Energy Investments Enhance Energy Security" by Dr. Spyros KIARTZIS - Manager New Technologies & Alternative Energy Sources, Hellenic Petroleum (Presentation available)

"Sustainable Development Against Energy Poverty" by Stefanos PALLANTZAS - Hellenic Passive House Institute (Presentation available)

"The European Union Emissions Trading Scheme: Overview of the Scheme and Impact on the Ferro-Alloys Industry" by Iva GANEV - Director for European Energy, Climate and Raw Materials Policy, EUROALLIAGES - Belgium (Presentation available)

 

2nd day - Presentations of Scientific Sessions 

Session 1: Environment - Climate Change

 "Weather clustering approaches and air quality climatic trends in urban environments" by Ioannis A. SAKELLARIS, University of Western Macedonia, Hellas (Presentation available)

"Evaluation of groudwater quality and its suitability for domestic and irrigation use in Patos-Marinza region" by Dr. Loreta VALIJA, Department of Chemistry Faculty of natural Sciences, University of Tirana, Albania (Presentation available)

"Classification and Evaluation of Commercial Bottled Drinking Water in Tirana, Albania" by Prof. Sonila DUKA, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Natural Sciences, University of Tirana, Albania (Presentation available)

"The separation of carbon dioxide from CO2/N2/O2 mixtures using polymide and polysulphone membranes" by Prof. Krzysztof WARMUZINSKI, Institute of Chemical Engineering, Poland (Presentation available)

"Validation of a simple spectophotometric method for the determination of TOC in sedimant samples of Vaini lagoon, Albania" by Prof. Alma SHEHU, Department of Chemistry, Facultyof natural Sciences, University of Tirana, Albania (Presentation available)

"Determination of Phenols in underground waters using carbon paste biosensor modified with Banan Crude Tissue" by Dr. Nevila BROLI, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Natural Sciences, University of Tirana, Albania (Presentation available)

"Lock-ins or Rapid Chnage: Factors to block or enable energy system transformation" by Prof. Thor O. JENSEN, University of Bergen, Norway (Presentation available)

Session 2: Energy Efficiency - Renewable Energy Sources

"Evaluating strategies to encourage Active Transportation in urban areas for sustainable development" by Prof. George PAPAGEORGIOU, European University Cyprus Research Center, Cyprus (Presentation available)

"The RentalCal project - Speeding energy efficiency investements in the rental housing stock in eight EU Member States" by Iris BEHR, Institute for Housing and Environment - Reserach institution of the State of Hessen and the City of Darmstadt, Germany (Presentation available)

"RentalCal Tool - Profitability calculation Software for the Assessment of Energy Refurbishments of Rental Housing" by Dr. Andreas ENSELING, Institute of Housing and Environment - Reserach institution of the State of Hessen and the City of Darmstadt, Germany (Presentation available)

"Implementing Carbon free Ferry Technology - Electrical routes in the land of fjords" by Prof. Tom SKAUGE, Western Norway University of Applied Sciences, Norway (Presentation available)

"Quantification of energy end-users' behavioral patterns" by Dr. Popi KONIDARI, Energy Policy and Development Centre of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece (Presentation available)

"Energy Efficiency in the framework of 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals" by Dr. Anna SALAMA, ENEA, Italy (Presentation available)

Session: Pre-meetings for brokerage event

"Perspectives of Cooperation" by Dr. Popi KONIDARI, Scientific Secretariat for the Conference, Energy Policy and Development Centre of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece (Presentation available)

3rd day - Brokerage event 

 Session 1: Funding opportunities

"From environmental policy to systemic sustainability transitions: credible approaches for the 21st century" by Dr. Hans BRUYNINCKX, Director of European Environment Agency (Presentation available)

"LIFE 2014-2020: Climate Action sub-programme" by Spyridoula NTEMIRI, Ministry of Environment and Energy, Greece (Presentation available)

"Green Fund: Funding opportunities for environmental protection" by Konstantina AGRA, Artemis VIDALI, Ministry of Environment and Energy, Greece (Presentation available)

"Horizon2020: Climate Action and Environment" by Katerina PAPADOULI, PRAXIS Network, Greece (Presentation available)

Session 2: Projects

"iBRoad: Individual building Renovation Roadmaps as real drivers for deep energy renovation" by Marianna PAPAGLASTRA, Sympraxis team, Greece (Presentation available)

"IMPLEMENT: Improving local energy and climate policy through quality management and certification" by Maria KAKADAMI, Aegean Energy and Environment Agency, Greece (Presentation available)

"ZERO-PLUS: Achieving near zero and positive energy settlements in Europe using Advanced Energy Technology" by Maria SALIARI, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece (Presentation available)

"MOTIVATE: Promoting citizens' active involvement in the development of Sustainable Travel Plans in Med Cities with Seasonal Demand" by Eleni-Danai MAVRAKI, Aegean Energy and Environmental Agency, Hellas (Presentation available)

"ENTROPY: Designof an innovative Energy-Aware IT ecosystem for motivating behavioural changes towards the adoption of Energy Efficient Lifestyles" by Dimosthenis KOTSOPOULOS, ELTRUN Reserach Center, Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece (Presentation available)

"Middle-out intelligent agents, strengthening energy community ecosystem capacity" by Despoina BOULOGIORGOU, Laboratory of Soft Energy Applications and Environmental Protection, University of West Attica, Greece (Presentation available)