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CEPS Low Carbon Economy Forum 2018

Energy, climate change and the environment

Day 1 - Monday
Day 2 - Tuesday
Crowne Plaza - Le Palace; Rue Gineste 3
1020 Brussels

Participation in this event is free of charge. Registration is required to participate.


CEPS Low Carbon Economy Forum 2018

Steps towards the EU Low-Carbon Economy


CEPS Energy Climate House invites you to the Low Carbon Economy Forum 2018 – Industrial challenges, actions & requirements, 4-5 June 2018. The event will start in the afternoon of June 4th from 14:30 to 18:30 and continue the next morning of June 5th from 9:00 to 13:30

The transition to a low-carbon economy presents both a significant opportunity and an immense challenge. The development and notably the commercialisation of low-carbon solutions, including clean energy technologies, can catalyse economic development, jobs and growth, and accelerate the transformation of business and industry. At the same time, this transition presents significant challenges in many cases related to scale: development and deployment of breakthrough technologies, infrastructure requirements and need for capital. This challenge is even greater when considering the requirement to make investments today for benefits in the future.  A successful transition will require close coordination between policy, technology and capital, at the core of which is a partnership between the public and private sector and countries around the world.

The conference opens with a panel discussion focusing on the opportunities offered by the energy transition and the industrial transformation, as well as the challenges that industry, policy and society at large will encounter in the process. This will be followed by three sessions:

  • Innovation, finance and regulation
  • The potential of circularity for industrial decarbonisation
  • The future global market for a decarbonised industry

Please note that CEPS-ECH cannot offer funding/reimbursement to attend this event.

Speakers list
Jyrki Kaitainen

Vice President, Jobs, Growth, Investment & Competitiveness, European Commission

Joaquin Almunia

CEPS Chairman & former Vice-President of the European Commission

Daniel Navia Simón

State Secretary for Energy , Ministry of Energy, Tourism and the Digital Agenda, Spain

Mauro Petriccione

Director General, DG CLIMA,European Commission

Mari Pantsar

Director, The Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra

Per Klevnäs

Partner, Material Economics

Tomasz Husak

Head of Cabinet Commissioner Elzbieta Bienkowska,Commissioner for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, European Commission

Martin Porter

Europe Group Coordinator, ECF

Paul Watkinson

Counsellor, Ministry for ecological and solidary transition, France, Chair of the Subsidiary body for scientific and technological advice of the UNFCCC.

Gilles Vermot Desroches

Chief Sustainability Officer, Schneider Electric

Carl De Maré

Vice-President, ArcelorMittal Group

William Todts

Executive Director, Transport & Environment

Khurram Gaba

Policy Planning Executive, ExxonMobil

Antoine Aslanides

Leader European Project Funding, EDF Group

Kirsten Dunlop

CEO, Climate KIC

Stefan Schleicher

Professor of Economics, University of Graz & WIFO, Vienna

Ronnie Belmans

CEO, EnergyVille & Professor Catholic University of Leuven