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Climate & Energy Summit - Friends of Europe

18/10/2018 - 09:00 to 13:30

Friends of Europe is delighted to invite you to our annual Climate and Energy Summit “A landscape of division and transformation lies on the horizon’’

Although 2018 is a decisive year for climate action and cooperation, signs of division hamper global process. The energy landscape is transforming and disruptive technologies articulated by digitalisation are improving efficiency and sustainability. It is time for Europe to outline a new industrial policy for decarbonisation, with long-term ambition and targets bold enough to lead the transition. Friends of Europe, its partners and a series of high-level speakers will be looking forward to discussing with you during a day of interactive debates.

The summit will bring together a few hundred participants, including policymakers, academics, business leaders, civil society representatives and members of the international press from Europe and beyond.

Key questions include
• How can we ensure countries turn objectives into ambitious policies and long-term decarbonisation plans?
• How do we remove the roadblocks of scaling to market? How will technological advancements transform the energy landscape of tomorrow?
• What should we expect from the EU’s long-term strategy and how can we make sure it takes into account the various industry sectors?

SPEAKERS INCLUDE / Marco Alvera, President of GasNaturally Kirsten Dunlop, Chief Executive Officer at EIT Climate-KIC Luc Goossens, Chief Technology Officer of ENGIE Research at ENGIE Erica Hope, Senior Associate at the European Climate Foundation (ECF); and Lead of the ‘2050 Task Force’ Daniela Jacob, Director of the Climate Service Center Germany (GERICS); and Lead author of the latest IPCC Special Report ‘‘Global Warming of 1.5 ºC’’ Melanie Kenderdine, Principal of the Energy Future Initiative; and former Director of the Office of Energy Policy and Systems Analysis at the US Department of Energy from 2013-2017 Florent Marcellesi, Member of the European Parliament Helen Mountford, Director of Economics at the World Resources Institute (WRI); and Programme Director at the New Climate Economy (NCE) Initiative Mauro Petricione, European Commission Director-General for Climate Action Frank Rijsberman, Director-General at the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), Seoul Dominique Ristori, European Commission Director-General for Energy Bernard Salha, Senior Executive Vice President of EDF Group; and President of EDF Research and Development Ovais Sarmad, Deputy Executive Secretary at the UNFCCC Marco Waas, Director of RD&I and Technology at AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals

Full programme here