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Climate Now Live Debate: What’s the state of the European climate today?

Wednesday 24 April 2024 - Wednesday 24 April 2024

: Online
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To mark the publication of the Copernicus Climate Change Service's annual European State of the Climate report, Euronews are asking experts how rising temperatures are affecting our health, our oceans and more.

Don't miss the Climate Now Live Debate on 24 April at 14.00 CEST >>

PML's own Professor Helen Findlay will be joining the panel (see the full delegation below). Ahead of the live debate, you can send in your questions to the panel, you can find out more, add the event to your calendar and livestream here >>


Meet the panellists:

Samantha Burgess, Deputy Director, Copernicus Climate Change Service

Dr Samantha Burgess is Deputy Director of C3S, the European Union's Copernicus Climate Change Service, working to improve understanding of climate-related risks. C3S provides open access to climate data globally to inform better decision-making. Samantha has previously focused on environmental resilience, sustainable finance and ocean governance in roles including chief scientific advisor and head of policy in government, business, NGOs and academia.

Francesca Racioppi, Head of the World Health Organization European Centre for Environment and Health

Francesca Racioppi has more than 30 years of international experience in environment and health policies and science. Her work experience includes sustainable and healthy transport and urban policies and interventions, the promotion of “health in all policies” approaches, climate change, One Health, health impact assessment, violence and injury prevention, and consumer safety.

Diana Ürge-Vorsatz, Professor at the Central European University and Vice Chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

Diana Ürge-Vorsatz is a Professor at the Central European University, Vice Chair of the IPCC, and Vice President of the Hungarian Scientific Panel on Climate Change. With extensive experience in IPCC assessments and leadership roles, she's a renowned expert in climate science and policy. Her work spans academia, international organizations, and media, advocating for informed climate action globally.

Helen Findlay, Biological Oceanographer, Plymouth Marine Laboratory

Helen Findlay is interested in understanding the effects of climate change and ocean acidification on marine ecosystems, and the application of this knowledge to maintain a healthy, sustainable ocean. She uses a combination of experimental, observational, and modelling tools to investigate the impacts of climate change and ocean acidification on marine organisms and ecosystem functioning, with a particular focus on the Arctic.

Moderator, Jeremy Wilks, Euronews Science Correspondent

Euronews science reporter Jeremy Wilks covers everything from climate change to healthcare innovation. He has reported on science research, innovation and digital technology across Europe for over a decade. He regularly hosts live debates both on Euronews digital platforms and large conference events. Jeremy is the presenter of the monthly Climate Now series on Euronews.