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5 Oct. Green Growth Summit 2021

Green Growth Summit 2021

5 October 2021, 14.15-17.15 (CET)

Virtual event
The Annual Green Growth Summit is taking place at a crucial time when the EU and its partners have the unique opportunity to transform their economies and societies to adequately respond to the climate emergency while providing economic and social benefits in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Now that the European Commission has presented its Fit for 55 package and in the run-up to COP26, the Summit will feature the following sessions:


14.15-14.35 (CET)
: Fireside Chat: ‘Fast forward – Society and the economy in 2030’ 

Taking a forward-looking approach, speakers discuss what a climate friendly, resource efficient, prosperous and ideal society and economy should look like in 2030, the opportunities and challenges along the way, and how to turn this into reality.

  • Clare Shine, Director and CEO, Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership 
  • Sharan Burrow, General Secretary, International Trade Union Confederation 

14.35-16.05 (CET): Session 1: ‘A transformational change for climate, people and the economy - Can the Fit for 55 Package deliver?’ 

This session will look at the Fit for 55 Package and determine how it can put the EU on the right track to achieve the necessary transformational change to achieve its climate objectives, tap into the potential economic benefits of increased climate action and ensure a just transition.  

  • Frans Timmermans, Executive Vice-President, European Commission (video message) 
  • Krista Mikkonen, Minister of the Environment and Climate Change, Finland  
  • Andrej Vizjak, Minister of the Environment and Spatial Planning, Slovenia 
  • Carole Dieschbourg, Minister for the Environment, Climate and Sustainable Development, Luxembourg 
  • Annika Jacobson, State Secretary to Minister for Environment and Climate and Deputy Prime Minister Per Bolund, Sweden 
  • Pascal Canfin, Member of the European Parliament 
  • Rafael Mateo Alcalá, Chief Executive Officer, Acciona Energía 
  • Annette Stube, Executive Vice President of Sustainability, Stora Enso 
  • Petr Vítek, Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Change for the Better, Czech Republic 
  • Wendel Trio, Director, Climate Action Network Europe 
  • Doru Mitrana, Program Director, Sustainability Embassy Romania 
  • Eliot Whittington, Director, CLG Europe and the Green Growth Partnership (Chair)

16.05-17.05 (CET): Session 2: ‘The road to COP 26 – How can the EU contribute to a successful outcome?’  

Building on the previous session, speakers will address how the EU can arrive in a leadership position at COP26, incentivise other partners to increase their climate ambition and work with them to increase climate action at global level.

  • Matt Toombs, Director of Partnerships and Engagement, COP26 Unit, UK Cabinet Office
  • Dimitrios Zevgolis, Deputy Acting Head of Unit, International and Mainstreaming and Policy Coordination, European Commission 
  • Sveinung Rotevatn, Minister of Climate and the Environment, Norway 
  • Kaja Tael, Ambassador at Large for Climate and Energy Policy, Estonia 
  • Jytte Guteland, Member of the European Parliament  
  • Keith Anderson, Chief Executive Officer, ScottishPower 
  • Sophie Punte, Managing Director of Policy, We Mean Business Coalition 
  • Joanne Yawitch, CEO, National Business Initiative  
  • Thomas Lingard, Global Climate & Environment Director, Unilever 
  • Eliot Whittington, Director, CLG Europe and the Green Growth Partnership (Chair)

We hope you can join us for what promises to be an exciting set of discussions.

The Summit will be held virtually via GoToWebinar.

Please register via this link.


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