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Green Growth Summit 2019, Luxembourg, 3 October 2019

Please save the date for the Green Growth Summit which will take place on Thursday 3 October 2019 in Luxembourg in the afternoon.
When Oct 03, 2019
from 02:55 PM to 11:55 PM
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Achieving a prosperous and climate neutral future: From vision to reality

As the need to transition towards a climate neutral economy is gaining  momentum with broad support across society, Europe already has to start setting the course for net zero emissions by 2050 through concrete political and private sector action. Achieving a prosperous and climate neutral future will require economy-wide and society-wide changes, addressing emissions from all economic sectors, and the involvement of all stakeholders.

The Summit brings together high level representatives from EU member states, the European institutions, business and experts to reflect on how the EU can achieve a climate neutral European economy by 2050. Three panel sessions will address the growing momentum behind, and benefits associated with, this systemic transformation; how to move towards a competitive, climate neutral industrial model in the EU; and the investments required to achieve this transition.

Speakers and attendees will include:

  • Carole Dieschbourg, Minister for the Environment, Climate and Sustainable Development, Luxembourg
  • Krista Mikkonen, Minister of the Environment and Climate Change, Finland
  • Norbert Kurilla, State Secretary of the Ministry of Environment, Slovak Republic
  • Maria Patek, Federal Minister for Sustainability and Tourism, Austria
  • Juris Pūce, Minister for Environmental Protection and Regional Development, Latvia
  • Lord Ian Duncan, Minister for Climate Change, United Kingdom
  • Dr Karsten Sach, Director General, Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, Germany
  • Eva Svedling, State Secretary for Climate, Ministry of the Environment and Energy, Sweden
  • Brune Poirson, State Secretary, Ministry of the Ecological and Solidary Transition, France
  • Mauro Petriccione, Director General, Directorate-General for Climate Action, European Commission
  • Fredrick Federley, MEP
  • Emma Navarro, Vice-President, European Investment Bank
  • Martin Lindqvist, President and Chief Executive Officer, SSAB
  • Seppo Parvi, Chief Financial Officer, Deputy to the CEO, Stora Enso
  • Harry Verhaar, Head, Global Public and Government Affairs, Signify
  • Simon Connell, Chair of the BEI, Head of Sustainability Strategy, Standard Chartered
  • Sam Van den plas, Policy Director, Carbon Market Watch
  • Geanne van Arkel, Head of Sustainable Development, Interface EMEA
  • Dr André van Wageningen, Director Public Affairs EU/NL, DSM
  • Monica Mireles Serrano, Head of European Affairs, IKEA Group
  • John Scott, Head of Sustainability Risk, Zurich Insurance Group

Themes to be discussed during the Summit include:

  • The growing momentum behind, and benefits associated with, this systemic transformation across energy, mobility and buildings.
  • How to move towards a competitive, climate neutral industrial model in the EU.
  • The investments required to achieve this transition.

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


To register interest and for further information, please contact .

Read more about the Green Growth Partnership.


3 October 2019



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