An online knowledge sharing workshop on interdisciplinary global environmental challenges was organized in collaboration with the ELKH Secretariat, the Tyndall Center for Climate Change Research and the Center for Climate Change and Social Transformations (CAST).

ELKH’s strategic goals include keeping pace with the international research and development frontier, building international relations, and strengthening our international visibility. To achieve these goals, a “knowledge sharing” workshop on interdisciplinary climate change research was held on 25 February 2021 in collaboration with the British Tyndall Center for Climate Change Research, the Center for Climate Change and Social Transformations (CAST), and the ELKH Secretariat. The event “Best Practices with Interdisciplinary Climate Research” was sponsored by the Embassy of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in Budapest and attended by 79 registered participants.

The webinar focused on interdisciplinarity in response to the new scientific challenges of the 21st century. Today, it is no longer enough for scientists to conduct in-depth studies in their own well-defined fields. Alternate perspectives and higher-level results are offered by research conducted in collaboration with multiple disciplines.

Research on climate and a sustainable environment is an essential part of ELKH’s research and development and innovation policy. The majority of the 10 research centers and 5 independent research institutes of the Eötvös Loránd Research Network leads an active role in research to understand the process of climate change, explore the changes caused, mitigate the processes, and adapt to the adverse effects caused by it. The goal is threefold: to conduct cutting-edge basic and applied research, to provide high-quality data and analysis, and to provide knowledge-based advice to create a cross-sectoral support coalition between disciplines.

Three British experts and three representatives of the ELKH research network, namely: the Centre for Ecological Research (ÖK), the Biological Research Centre (BRC), and the Centre for Agricultural Research (ATK) participated as speakers followed by an online panel discussion and Q & A. The focus addressed climate change and the efforts to reduce its impact.

In addition to the ELKH research network, participants at the webinar included: Science and Technology counselors, the Ministry of Innovation and Technology (ITM), various Hungarian, British, Indian and Italian Universities, Associations, professors, researchers, organizations and students.

To view the past digital registration platform: http://www.knowledge-sharing.org/

To view an extract of the webinar recording: https://youtu.be/MTPOwJ5bJxo