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European Green Growth Summit

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28 October 2013 – The Ministerial Green Growth Group (GGG) hosted a European Green Growth Summit in Brussels on the 28 October, 2013 in the European Parliament. The event brought together Ministers, Commissioners, business leaders, investors, senior economists, officials and experts to explore and promote the economic and wider opportunities that ambitious and immediate EU low carbon ambition can offer the EU.

Panel at Green Growth Summit 2013
Carmen Becerril, CIO, Acciona S.A.; Daniele Violetti, Chief of Staff of Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary UNFCCC; Rt Hon. Edward Davey MP, Secretary of State for Energy & Climate Change, UK; Jill Duggan, Member of The Executive Committee, Doosan Babcock; H.E. Jorge Moreira da Silva, Minister for Energy & Environment, Portugal. Photo © Dana Schou 2013

At the Summit, the Ministerial GGG released a Joint Publication (pamphlet) which sets out the over-arching case for why the EU needs to take ambitious and immediate EU low carbon action, co-signed by GGG Ministers. Secretary of State Ed Davey, UK (initiator of the Ministerial Green Growth Group) also announced the Green Growth Platform concept.

Read the press release from the CLG.

Read the press release from the Department of Energy & Climate Change: Ministers make joint case for ambitious & immediate EU low carbon action.

Green Growth Summit
Afonso Lobato de Faria, CEO, ADP (Water of Portugal); H.E. Keit Pentus-Rosimannus, Minister for the Environment, Estonia; Philippe Joubert, CLG Chair and Former President Alstom Power; Rear Admiral Neil Morisetti, Former Foreign Secretary’s Special Representative for Climate Change; Alex Bowen, Economist & Principal Research Fellow, Grantham Research Institute, LSE. Photo © Dana Schou 2013


Green Growth Summit
Laurence Tubiana, Economist & Director, Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI); Thomas Reynaert, President, United Technologies International Operations, Europe; Gianfranco Incarnato, Diplomatic Adviser to the Minister, Ministry of the Environment and Protection of Land and Sea, Italy; H.E. Federico Ramos de Armas, Secretary of State for the Environment, Spain; Antti Peltomäki, Deputy Director General, DG Enterprise & Industry, European Commission. Photo © Dana Schou 2013


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