to Content
Header Image

13: Climate and Energy – Key Questions for the Future

-
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?

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

Dr. Amal-Lee AMIN

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

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

Christopher KNOWLES

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

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

Donald MACDONALD

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

National Executive Council, Communication Workers Union Telecom Organising Officer, Communication Workers Union
1995-1999
1999-2004

Angus MCCRONE

Chief Editor, Bloomberg New Energy Finance, London

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

Dr. Peter WEHRHEIM

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

Doctorate in Agricultural Economics, University of Giessen 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 Habilitation in Agricultural Policy, University of Bonn Temporary Professor for Economic and Agricultural Policy, University of Bonn Heisenberg Scholar, DFG - German Research Foundation, Department of Economics, University of Maryland Various positions, European Commission 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
1994
1994-1998
2001
2001-2002
2002-2003
since 2004
2004-2010

Sean KIDNEY

Chief Executive Officer, Climate Bonds Initiative, London

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

Political Symposium

show timetable

24.08.2014

09:00 - 10:30 Not Just an Island Culture
12:00 - 13:30 Opening Plenary
14:00 - 15:30 The EU and Its Neighbours: Opportunities and Challenges for the Eastern Partnership Plenary
16:00 - 17:30 The European Union in Search of a New Narrative Plenary
17:30 - 18:00 Curator’s Talk: Art in the Margin of War – War in the Margin of Art Culture
19:00 - 20:30 “Kakanien – New Homelands” Goes Alpbach: And Nobody’s There to Understand the Language You’re Screaming In… Culture

25.08.2014

07:30 - 10:00 Breakout Session 05: Never Mind the Gap – Overcoming the East-West Divide in the OSCE Breakout
07:30 - 10:00 Breakout Session 06: International Disaster Preparedness and Response to Emergency and Crisis Breakout
07:30 - 10:00 Breakout Session 04: The European Union and Its Neighbours Breakout
07:30 - 10:00 Breakout Session 02: Social Cohesion in a Wider Europe Breakout
07:30 - 10:00 Breakout Session 01: Citizens’ Trust vs Distrust: Scenarios for the Future of Democracy Breakout
07:30 - 10:00 Breakout Session 03: The EU and Turkey: Energising Cooperation Breakout
07:30 - 10:00 Breakout Session 16: A Young Look at Europe Breakout
07:30 - 10:00 Breakout Session 17: Success! The Do’s and Don’ts of Contemporary Advocacy Breakout
10:00 - 11:00 Lunch Reception Social
11:00 - 13:30 Breakout Session 10: Digital Europe – Between Security and Cooperation Breakout
11:00 - 13:30 Breakout Session 07: Europe’s Next Generation in the Elections and Beyond Breakout
11:00 - 13:30 Breakout Session 11: Europe’s Periphery at the Crossroads – Consequences for the Common Security and Defence Policy Breakout
11:00 - 13:30 Breakout Session 14: Future Energy Needs vs. Non-Proliferation Policies Breakout
11:00 - 13:30 Breakout Session 12: EU Enlargement Between Boldness and Fatigue Breakout
11:00 - 13:30 Breakout Session 09: Beyond European Communication Breakout
11:00 - 13:30 Breakout Session 15: The EU and the Post-2015 Development Agenda: Balancing Growth, Inclusiveness and Sustainability? Breakout
11:00 - 13:30 Breakout Session 13: Climate and Energy – Key Questions for the Future Breakout
11:00 - 13:30 Breakout Session 08: Brain Drain – Brain Gain: The Economic Potential of Migration in Modern Europe and in the Past Breakout
14:30 - 16:00 From Reconciliation to Integration: What the Young Can Contribute to a Common Future Plenary
16:30 - 18:00 Post-Conflict Countries in Transition: Reforming the Security Sector Plenary
18:30 - 20:00 Bringing Ideas to Power: Towards a Democratic Consensus of Tomorrow? Plenary
20:00 - 21:30 Integrated in Austria, Successful in the World – How Austrian Success Stories Are Written Partner

26.08.2014

07:00 - 07:10 Inequality and Sustainable Global Governance: Introduction Plenary
07:10 - 08:30 Generational Inequality Plenary
09:00 - 10:15 Inequality in Energy and Climate Plenary
10:15 - 10:30 Closing Remarks Plenary