Towards CO2-neutral research flights through Wildlife Works

Date: 15 November 2016

Venue: University of Antwerp - Campus Drie Eiken - Promotiezaal Building Q - Universiteitsplein Wilrijk (route: UAntwerpen, Campus Drie Eiken)

Time: 4:00 PM - 5:45 PM

Organization / co-organization: Global Change Ecology Centre

Short description: The Global Change Ecology Centre (GCE) invites you to a presentation on CO2-compensation of research-related air travel.

The GCE intends to CO2-compensate, as from January 1st 2017, all research related flights. We hope to foster increasing awareness of the importance of sustainable research, and invite other research groups to think on participating in our project.

During the presentation, Dr. Mwangi Githiru (Wildlife Works) will present the specific REDD+ project that we intend to cooperate with. This REDD+ project is situated in South East Kenia, where the team of Erik Matthysen has been active in research for over two decades. Dr. Githiru has participated in this research for years, first as a PhD student in Oxford and subsequently (2004 to 2006) as a postdoc at UAntwerpen. Today,  he is active in Wildlife Works, one of the leading organisations in the REDD+ program. He will provide information on the goals and  implementation of the compensation, and the process of acquiring a VCS certification (Verified Carbon Standard).

After the presentation, the GCE team will briefly present concrete plans for the compensation project. We end the afternoon with a networking and information moment. We would like to ask you to confirm your presence to During the networking-moment, a drink will be offered, and Dr. Mwangi Githiru, Prof. Erik Matthysen and Eric Struyf of GCE will be present to exchange thoughts.

The full program:

-              16:00 – 16:45: Dr. Mwangi Githiru presents Wildlife Works

-              16:45 – 17:00 GCE presents plans for CO2-compensation

-              17:00 – 17:45: Networking- and information moment

Location: Campus Drie Eiken, building Q, promotiezaal

Date: 15 November 2016

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