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13: Climate and Energy – Key Questions for the Future

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Hauptschule
Breakout / International Law
english language

Governments are focusing on growth and employment, but we must not lose sight of the longer-term climate and energy questions. How can we protect jobs and maintain competitiveness over the period of transition to a low-carbon economy? What instruments do we have at our disposal and what do we know about what works and what does not? The energy and investment forecasts show that public spending will not be able to reach the goal, so how can we best empower the private sector? What has to happen to attract long-term money from institutional investors and what financial innovations are on the horizon?

Speakers

Associate Director and Head, International Climate Finance, E3G - Third Generation Environmentalism, London
Head, Climate Change & Environment Division, European Investment Bank, Luxembourg
Chairman, Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change Ltd., London
Chief Editor, Bloomberg New Energy Finance, London
Head of Unit, Directorate General Climate Action, European Commission, Brussels
Chief Executive Officer, Climate Bonds Initiative, London Chair

Dr. Amal-Lee AMIN

Associate Director and Head, International Climate Finance, E3G - Third Generation Environmentalism, London

2001-2002 Policy Advisor, Energy Markets, Sustainable Energy Policy, DETR/Defra, London
2002-2003 Energy Policy Advisor, Prime Minister s Strategy Unit, Cabinet Office, London
2003-2004 Head, REEEP Policy & Strategy, Environment Policy Department, Foreign & Commonwealth Office, UK Government, London
2004-2007 Head, Technology, Investment and Development, International Climate Change Policy, Defra, UK Government, London
2007-2008 Head, International Strategy, International Strategy and Campaigns Unit, Defra, UK Government, London
2008-2010 Team Leader, Climate Investment Funds (CIF), Lead Specialist Climate Change, Inter-American Development Bank, Washington D.C.
2010-2011 Deputy Head, Green Investment Bank, Commercial Team, Department Energy and Climate Change, UK Government, London
since 2011 Associate Director, Third Generation Environmentalism (E3G), London

Christopher KNOWLES

Head, Climate Change & Environment Division, European Investment Bank, Luxembourg

1976-1978 Lesotho National Development Corporation - Project Department
1979-1980 EU Commission Delegation in Malawi (Economic Advisor)
1981 Lazard Bros London
 Positions held at EIB:
since 1982 European Investment Bank, Luxembourg
1982-1985 Economist for the ACP - African, Caribbean and Pacific - countries
1986-1989 Loan Officer for the ACP countries
1990-1997 Head of Division for the CE Europe Operations
1998-1999 Head of Division for Greece and Finland Operations
2000-2004 Associate Director for Spain Infrastructure Lending Operations
since 2005 Associate Director for Energy, Environment and Funds

Donald MACDONALD

Chairman, Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change Ltd., London

1995-1999 National Executive Council, Communication Workers Union
1999-2004 Telecom Organising Officer, Communication Workers Union
2006-2008 Chair, Principles for Responsible Investment

Angus MCCRONE

Chief Editor, Bloomberg New Energy Finance, London

1984-1985 Assistant Economist, Pieda Consultants, Edinburgh
1985-1988 Reporter and then News Editor, Computing Magazine, London
1988-1991 Business Reporter, The Scotsman, London
1991-1993 Economics and Business Reporter, Sunday Telegraph, London
1993-1997 Economics Correspondent, London Evening Standard
1998-2006 Financial writer and senior economist, Sunday Times, Sunday Business, Evening Standard, Centre for Economics and Business Research, London
since 2007 Chief Editor, Bloomberg New Energy Finance, London

Dr. Peter WEHRHEIM

Head of Unit, Directorate General Climate Action, European Commission, Brussels

1994 Doctorate in Agricultural Economics, University of Giessen
1994-1998 Affiliation with the University of Kiel; Consultant for World Bank, the FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, EUROSTAT - Statistical Office of the European Commission
2001 Habilitation in Agricultural Policy, University of Bonn
2001-2002 Temporary Professor for Economic and Agricultural Policy, University of Bonn
2002-2003 Heisenberg Scholar, DFG - German Research Foundation, Department of Economics, University of Maryland
since 2004 Various positions, European Commission
2004-2010 Responsibility for various rural development programmes, work on the mid-term reform of the CAP - the Common Agricultural Policy 2008, Directorate General Agriculture and Rural Development, European Commission
since 2013 Head of Unit, responsible for climate finance and forestry, Directorate General Climate Action, European Commission

Sean KIDNEY

Chief Executive Officer, Climate Bonds Initiative, London

1988-2002 Proprietor, Pluto Press Australia
1988-2002 CEO and founder, Social Change Media
1996-2007 CEO and co-founder, Social Change Online
2007-2009 Europe Manager, Climate Risk Ltd
since 2009 CEO and Co-founder, Climate Bonds Initiative

Political Symposium

show timetable

24.08.2014

11:00 - 12:30Not Just an IslandCulture
14:00 - 15:30OpeningPlenary
16:00 - 17:30The EU and Its Neighbours: Opportunities and Challenges for the Eastern PartnershipPlenary
18:00 - 19:30The European Union in Search of a New NarrativePlenary
19:30 - 20:00Curator's Talk: Art in the Margin of War - War in the Margin of ArtCulture
21:00 - 22:30"Kakanien - New Homelands" Goes Alpbach: And Nobody's There to Understand the Language You're Screaming In...Culture

25.08.2014

09:30 - 12:00Breakout Session 01: Citizens' Trust vs Distrust: Scenarios for the Future of DemocracyBreakout
09:30 - 12:00Breakout Session 02: Social Cohesion in a Wider EuropeBreakout
09:30 - 12:00Breakout Session 03: The EU and Turkey: Energising CooperationBreakout
09:30 - 12:00Breakout Session 04: The European Union and Its NeighboursBreakout
09:30 - 12:00Breakout Session 05: Never Mind the Gap - Overcoming the East-West Divide in the OSCEBreakout
09:30 - 12:00Breakout Session 06: International Disaster Preparedness and Response to Emergency and CrisisBreakout
09:30 - 12:00Breakout Session 16: A Young Look at EuropeBreakout
09:30 - 12:00Breakout Session 17: Success! The Do's and Don'ts of Contemporary AdvocacyBreakout
12:00 - 13:00Lunch ReceptionSocial
13:00 - 15:30Breakout Session 07: Europe's Next Generation in the Elections and BeyondBreakout
13:00 - 15:30Breakout Session 08: Brain Drain - Brain Gain: The Economic Potential of Migration in Modern Europe and in the PastBreakout
13:00 - 15:30Breakout Session 09: Beyond European CommunicationBreakout
13:00 - 15:30Breakout Session 10: Digital Europe - Between Security and CooperationBreakout
13:00 - 15:30Breakout Session 11: Europe's Periphery at the Crossroads - Consequences for the Common Security and Defence PolicyBreakout
13:00 - 15:30Breakout Session 12: EU Enlargement Between Boldness and FatigueBreakout
13:00 - 15:30Breakout Session 13: Climate and Energy - Key Questions for the FutureBreakout
13:00 - 15:30Breakout Session 14: Future Energy Needs vs. Non-Proliferation PoliciesBreakout
13:00 - 15:30Breakout Session 15: The EU and the Post-2015 Development Agenda: Balancing Growth, Inclusiveness and Sustainability?Breakout
16:30 - 18:00From Reconciliation to Integration: What the Young Can Contribute to a Common FuturePlenary
18:30 - 20:00Post-Conflict Countries in Transition: Reforming the Security SectorPlenary
20:30 - 22:00Bringing Ideas to Power: Towards a Democratic Consensus of Tomorrow?Plenary
22:00 - 23:30Integrated in Austria, Successful in the World - How Austrian Success Stories Are WrittenPartner

26.08.2014

09:00 - 09:10Inequality and Sustainable Global Governance: IntroductionPlenary
09:10 - 10:30Generational InequalityPlenary
11:00 - 12:15Inequality in Energy and ClimatePlenary
12:15 - 12:30Closing RemarksPlenary