There is currently a real opportunity to set the EU on a path to a low carbon, resource efficient economy. It is an appropriate moment to discuss priorities for this decade and to look forward to 2030 and beyond, particularly with the recent launch of the 7th Environment Action Programme (7th EAP).
On 4 December, IEEP will host a high-level conference in Brussels on ‘Stepping up action for Europe’s environment’. This conference will bring together representatives from Member States, EU institutions, business, civil society, and academia, to reflect on the challenges and opportunities facing the EU at this critical point in time and the role and relevance of environmental policy.
Confirmed speakers and panellists include among others: Janez Potočnik (DG Environment), Jo Leinen(European Parliament), Peter Bakker (World Business Council on Sustainable Development), Jeremy Wates (European Environmental Bureau), Frank Convery (University College Dublin), Christian Hey(German Advisory Council on the Environment), Kumi Kitamori (OECD), Ulrika Hasselgren (Ethix SRI Advisors), Peter Vis (DG Climate Action), Jason Anderson (WWF European Policy Office), Andreas Spiegel(Swiss Re), Martin Bursík (Renewable Energy Chamber, Prague), Jacqueline McGlade (EEA), Gerben-Jan Gerbrandy, (European Parliament), Joaquin Andreu Álvarez (Universidad Politécnica de Valencia) and Kersten-Karl Barth (Siemens AG).
The full programme can be found here.
Participation at the conference is by invitation only and spaces are limited. For enquiries, please contact Sirini Withana.
Funding from the Villum Foundation is gratefully acknowledged.