October 15-16, 2015
With negotiations to seal the much hoped-for global climate agreement in their final leg, Friends of Europe’s 12th annual Climate and Energy Policy Summit will discuss the main challenges ahead for global leaders in view of ensuring affordable and secure energy in line with reducing CO2 emissions. Questions will include:
- Will the new global climate agreement force businesses to shift their investment decisions?
- What is the best way to finance the world’s low-carbon transition?
- What new policies, technologies and actors will shake up the energy landscape in the years to come?
- How different will the global energy-mix be in 2030 and where will gas, oil and coal fit into the low-carbon future?
- What reforms are needed to fix Europe’s electricity market(s)?
This summit has a long-standing reputation as the ‘must-attend’ conference in Brussels and top-level personalities have always joined this platform as speakers. The few hundred participants will include EU and national policymakers, senior officials from international organisations, business representatives, NGO leaders, experts from the academic world and members of the international press from Brussels and throughout Europe.
US Climate Scientist and Head of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (1981-2013)
Luxembourg Minister for the Environment and current President of the EU Environment Council
Chair of the European Parliament Committee on Industry, Research and Energy and former Polish Prime Minister
Executive Director of FuelsEurope
Member of the European Parliament Committee on Industry, Research and Energy and Substitute of the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety
Head of Europe, Middle East & Africa at Bloomberg New Energy Finance
Christian Pilgaard Zinglersen
Deputy Permanent Secretary at the Danish Ministry of Energy, Utilities and Climate and Vice-Chair of the Governing Board of the International Energy Agency
Vice President for Climate and Environment at the European Investment Bank (EIB)
08.30 – 09.00 Welcome coffee and registration of participants
09.00 - 10.00 - Session I - Financing the world’s low-carbon transition
10.00 – 10.30 Coffee break
10.30 – 11.00 Conversation with James Hansen / US climate scientist and head of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (1981-2013)
11.00 - 12.00 - Session II - The energy landscape 15 years from now
12.00 – 12.30 Coffee break
12.30 - 13.30 - Session III - Fixing Europe’s electricity market(s)
13.30 End of the summit
Danuta Slusarska, Programme Manager
Tel.: +32 2 893 98 23
You can register to this debate here.