CERN strives to be a role model for transparent and environmentally responsible research. Its strategy with respect to the environment is based on three lines of action: reducing the Laboratory’s impact on the environment; reducing energy consumption and increasing energy re-use; and developing technologies that can help society preserve the planet.
The CERN Environmental Protection Steering Board (CEPS) and many departments are working on diverse projects in this vein. In recent months, you may have seen various initiatives presented or described in articles published in the Bulletin, from the CERN Innovation Programme on Environmental Applications (CIPEA) to the Masterplan, the CERN public-facing environment reports to the Year of Environmental Awareness series, and there is much more going on besides that you may or may not have heard about.
This is why, with environmental concerns taking centre stage, we are pleased to give you advance notice of the forthcoming CERN and the Environment workshop, which will be held on 12 and 13 October in the Council Chamber.
In this workshop, we will update you on the many environmental initiatives completed or under way at CERN, with a view to providing a global picture and understanding of such initiatives inside the Organization. Together, we will explore various themes and ideas, and we look forward to gathering feedback from the CERN community on matters that affect us all, and to further exchange on future objectives.
Full details will be communicated at the end of the summer.
We hope many of you will be able to join us on this occasion. In the meantime, have a pleasant summer!
Benoît Delille, Mar Capeans Garrido, Manfred Krammer, Chris Hartley, Sonja Kleiner, Roberto Losito and Serge Claudet.