in collaboration with
EESC, Rue de Trèves 74, Brussels
Welcome speech by:
President of the Various Interests Group, EESC
Introductory speech by:
Ulrike Lunacek *
Vice President of the European Parliament
Keynote Speech by:
Francesca Romana Medda
London University College
Which economic policies to foster Green Growth?
Towards the Energy Union. Which kind of policies to regulate emissions, electricity supply and gas security of supply into a connected European market?
How is it possible to define the market for renewables in terms of innovation rather than deployment?
The European Union needs a consistent strategy to respond to the changing energy policy challenges, developing reliable frameworks: should it encourage the investment that will enable stable energy services at the lowest direct and external cost?
Which is the role of a single, efficient and functioning internal energy market?
Coordination of the Energy union actions, Deputy Head of Cabinet of the Vice President of the European Commission for the Energy Union
Director Pöyry Management Consulting
President of the European Greens
Senior Policy Analyst, Europe’s Political Economy Programme, EPC
Open discussion and Q&A
Case History: Case History: Lorenzo Robustelli interviews a Pierpaolo Antonioli, CEO of General Motors Powertrain Europe Srl, Executive Director Global Diesel Sector.
The effectiveness of a technological shift led by public policies towards a Green Economy.
In the past decades, public policies instruments to support a shift towards a green - at least, greener - economy have been developed, both through direct and indirect financial aid. Which kind of tool proved itself more effective?
How important it is for a government, and for the entire EU, to remove structural impediments for private companies and public bodies to invest in “green” research and development?
Which has been the true role of Member States and the EU in the green shift, compared with private initiatives? And which is its future?.
Correspondent of La Stampa
Member of the Cabinet for Key Enabling Technologies of Commissioner Bieńkovska
Director of the CEPS Digital Forum
Member of the European Parliament
Statistician and Data Analyst at ELS, OECD
National coordinator of zerospreco.net - Italian zero-waste initiative
Chief of the European Students’ Union ESU
Open discussion and Q&A with stakeholders, students, members of the academic world (reservation required).
President of e-qo, confers the biannual e-qo green awards.
Francesco La Camera*
Director General for Sustainable Development, Environmental Damage and Relationship with the European Union
Green bio-economy? The role of biotech in the development of sustainable products.
Are future green jobs already here?
The true future of the the green economy lies in biotech: which are the examples of excellence?
It not all about GMOs: how are Member States coping with this kind of challenge, both economically and ethically?.
Case History: Boeing and the use of green-diesel.
Brussels correspondent for Askanews
Jerzy Bogdan Plea
Director-General for Agriculture and Rural Development
Dario Tamburrano *
Member of the European Parliament
Managing Director, Environmental Strategy and Integration, Boeing Commercial Airplanes
Can eco-sustainability be coupled with excellence in both products and profits in food & beverage industry?
How are sustainable and green production chains aligned with a profit-oriented company?
What is the role of innovation in the various steps of the production chain?
What is the added value of a green-oriented organisation, compared with “traditional-only” production?
Special Advisor EDSO for Smart Grids
Italian Vice Minister of Agriculture
Deputy Director of the Development Centre, OECD
Member of the Various Interests Group and former President of the EESC
DG SANTE’s Head of Unit “Innovation and Sustainability”
* subject to speaker confirmation