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12th Brussels Wednesday Social

About the Event

Climate Change and Business: Time to Act!

Climate change will change everything; our environment, our societies, our economies. Nobody will be free of its consequences. The recent report from the IPCC has once again reminded us that time is running out if we are to limit temperatures rises to levels beyond which would be unacceptable. Indeed, President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Accord has refocused attention, emphasising the necessity for global cooperation to protect against climate change.

The theme for this latest edition focussed on the need for immediate action on climate change, and the responsibilities that policymakers and the business community in particular have in driving such action.

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Confirmed Speakers

Eva Maydell

Eva Maydell

MEP; PRESIDENT, EUROPEAN MOVEMENT INTERNATIONAL

Sandrine Dixson-Declѐve

Sandrine Dixson-Declѐve

CO-PRESIDENT OF THE CLUB OF ROME

Linus Steinmetz

Linus Steinmetz

ACTIVIST, FRIDAYS FOR FUTURE

Edmond Alphandery

Edmond Alphandery

FORMER FINANCE MINISTER OF FRANCE

Veronika Pountcheva

Veronika Pountcheva

GLOBAL DIRECTOR CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY & SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, METRO AG

Beatriz Yordi

Beatriz Yordi

DIRECTOR, EU AND INTERNATIONAL CARBON MARKETS, DG CLIMA, EUROPEAN COMMISSION

Marie-Christine von Hahn

Marie-Christine von Hahn

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR EXTERNAL AFFAIRS, AURUBIS AG

Christian Verschueren

Christian Verschueren

DIRECTOR GENERAL, EUROCOMMERCE

Moderators

Joe Lynam

Joe Lynam

PRESENTER, BBC

Katrina Sichel

Katrina Sichel

COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST

Agenda

18:00 – 18:30      Registration

18:30 – 18:35      Welcome & Introductory Remarks

Eva Maydell, MEP; President, European Movement International

18:35 – 19:00      Interview

Edmond Alphandery, Former Finance Minister Of France

Linus Steinmetz, Activist, Fridays For Future 

Interviewed by: Joe Lynam, Presenter, BBC 

19:00 – 20:00      Panel Discussion

Moderated by: Katrina Sichel, Communications Specialist 

Marie-Christine von Hahn, Executive Director External Affairs, Aurubis AG 

Veronika Pountcheva, Global Director Corporate Responsibility & Senior Vice President, METRO AG  

Linus Steinmetz, Activist, Fridays For Future

Beatriz Yordi, Director for EU and International Carbon Markets, DG Clima, European Commission

Sandrine Dixson-Declѐve, Co-President Of The Club Of Rome

20:00 – 20:10     Closing Remarks

Christian Verschueren, Director General, EuroCommerce 

20:10 – 22:00     Dinner (walking buffet)

Partners

For more information on our partners, please click on the logos below.

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Venue

Concert Noble
Rue d’Arlon 84
1040 Brussels

Concert Noble
Rue d’Arlon 84
1040 Brussels

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Contact

For more information on any aspect of this event, please contact Forum Europe using any of the details below.

Mair Carter
Event Manager
Forum Europe

mair.carter@forum-europe.com

Tel: +44 (0) 2920 783 072