Mitigating and adapting to climate change are key challenges of the 21st century. The energy sector is a key contributor to climate change, accounting for more than two-thirds of global greenhouse gas emissions. The session will bring perspectives on all the aspects: scientific discovery, setting up policies and regulation, as well as the necessary infrastructures. We will notably focus on scientific state of play: from scientific findings to the development of new policies but also look at new clean energy sources & reducing fossil energy dependence: European Union & national policies and their important role in facilitating this energy transition.
Third Vice-President of the Government of Spain and Minister for Ecological Transition and Demographic Challenge
Co-Chair, Working Group I of IPCC, CEA Senior Scientist at LSCE of the Institute Pierre Simon Laplace for Climate Sciences
Director of the Energy4Climate Center
CEO of the European Climate Foundation
Chief Executive Officer, Veolia
A growing number of corporates, financial institutions and institutional investors are making increasing efforts to assess physical and transition risks, and to publish climate transition plans to achieve net-zero emissions. In turn, financial markets are beginning to integrate climate transition risks and opportunities into investment decision-making.
Financial markets across advanced and developing economies have a critically important role to play in helping to achieve these ambitious climate objectives every step of the way on our path to net zero. Actions by financial authorities and market participants can help strengthen market practices, confidence and integrity
Director for the Environment Directorate, OECD
Head of Institutional and Regulatory Affairs, La Banque Postale
Senior Policy Advisor at Reclaim Finance
Professor of quantitative finance at ENSAE Paris, IP Paris
Professor at École Polytechnique, IP Paris & Deputy Director of the Energy4Climate Center
Head of Socially Responsible Investing, Caisse des Dépôts Group
The consumer plays a key role in the fight against climate change as they are responsible for 60-70% of all direct and indirect emissions. The relationship between consumer behavior and climate change is complex and most consumers are not capable of determining which behavior changes are worth doing. European regulation helps ensuring industries provide sustainable goods & services to consumers.
Board member of the French Electronic Communications Regulatory Authority
Special advisor on decarbonization for Air France KLM group
Vice President of the French Competition Authority
Global Head of Environment, VINCI
Professor of Digital Economics at École Polytechnique, IP Paris
International cooperation and multi-stakeholders’ involvement in developing new regulations and adapting existing ones are crucial. A lot has already been done but a lot still needs to be done too. From global to local actors, from the whistle-blower to the decision-maker, all stakeholders have a role to play and can provide answers to this global issue.
Deputy Mayor Ljubljana, Slovenia
Founder of Green TERRE Foundation, Former Director UNEP, Coordinating Lead Author of the IPCC, which was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007
Co-Executive Director, Women’s Earth Alliance