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Wednesday 2 March, 2011

Morning

08:30 – 09:15

Registration and Welcome Coffee

09:30 – 13:00

Session 1 - Morning Keynote Speeches

09:30 – 09:45

Chairperson's Opening Remarks


Christian Egenhofer, Senior Research Fellow, Centre for European Policy Studies

09:45 – 10:30

Integrating local and urban initiatives into EU and member state policies


Nicola Beer, Secretary of State for European Affairs, State of Hessen, Germany

10:30 – 11:15

Governance: do we need a new cohesion policy?


Jan Olbrycht, Member, European Parliament

11:15 – 11:45

Coffee Break

11:45 – 12:15

How to empower local governments to fight climate change


Denis Baupin, Deputy Mayor, Paris

12:15 – 12:30

Comments from Business


Alain Berger, VP European Affairs, Head of Brussels Office, Alstom

Afternoon

12:30 – 12:50

Discussion

12:50 – 14:30

Lunch

14:30 – 14:55

Afternoon Keynote Speeches


Günther Oettinger, Commissioner Responsible for Energy, European Commission
Mercedes Bresso, President, Committee of the Regions

14:55 – 15:00

Q&A

Question and answers with the keynote speakers

15:00 – 15:45

Session 2 - Emerging Initiatives

From theory to practice: Opportunities to reduce GHG emissions and achieve sustainability and how can this all be financed?

Willy Tomboy, Director Environmental Affairs, Toyota Motor Europe

15:45 – 16:05

Smart and IT solutions for the cities of the future


Göran Näslund, Global Business Development Manager Utilities, Vodafone

16:05 – 16:30

Sustainable LED lighting in local communities


Erwin Dolmans, Senior Director, Global Outdoor Lighting, Philips

16:30 – 16:45

Coffee Break

16:45 – 18:10

Meeting the financial needs

Roundtable discussion moderated by

Jorge Núñez Ferrer, Associate Research Fellow, CEPS
Kristina Dely, , Head of Covenant of Mayors Office
Jan Corfee-Morlot, PhD, Senior Analyst / Climate Change Project Manager, OECD
Roman Doubrava, DG ENER, European Commission
Edward Calthrop, Sector Economist for Energy, European Investment Bank

Evening

18:10 – 19:00

Cocktail Reception

Thursday 3 March, 2011

Morning

08:30 – 09:00

Registration and Welcome Coffee

09:00 – 09:15

Welcome and summary from day 1


Christian Egenhofer, Senior Research Fellow, Centre for European Policy Studies

09:15 – 11:15

Introductory Speeches for Panels

09:15 – 09:45

Theme 1: How can cities integrate environmental/climate objectives into long-term economically viable development plans?


Henrik Forsgren, Director for Public Affairs, Göteborg Energi
Soraya Smaoun, Program Manager Urban Environment, UNEP

09:45 – 10:15

Theme 2: Performance indicators for sustainability from cross-sector and cross-border perspectives


Christa Anderson, Junior Professional Associate, World Bank

10:15 – 10:45

Theme 3: New solutions to financing: Making public funding go further - maximising the leverage of private funding


Pedro Ballesteros, Principal Administrator, European Commission

11:15 – 13:00

Parallel Sessions

Delegates have the choice of attending 1 of following 3 sessions:

(1) How can cities integrate environmental/climate objectives into long-term economically viable development plans?
(2) Performance indicators for sustainability from cross-sector and cross-border perspectives
(3) New solutions to financing

11:15 – 13:00

How can cities integrate environmental/climate objectives into long-term economically viable development plans?


Erwin Dolmans, Senior Director, Global Outdoor Lighting, Philips
Myriam Boveda, Head of European Affairs, Energies Demain
Mathieu Fichter, Policy Analyst Environment, Thematic coordination, innovation, DG Regio, D.2, European Commission
Peter Friis Hansen, Senior Principal Researcher, DNV Research and Innovation, Energy Group, DNV
Arno Behrens, Head of Energy & Research Fellow, The Centre for European Policy Studies
Kristina Dely, , Head of Covenant of Mayors Office
Pekka Sauri, Deputy Mayor, Helsinki

11:15 – 13:00

New Solutions to financing: Making public funding go further - maximising the leverage of private funding


Jan Corfee-Morlot, PhD, Senior Analyst / Climate Change Project Manager, OECD
Edward Calthrop, Sector Economist for Energy, European Investment Bank
Christian Krämer, First Vice President Corporate Management, KfW
Jorge Núñez Ferrer, Associate Research Fellow, CEPS
Régis Meyer, Conseiller Technique, Covenant of Mayors - Grand Lyon

11:15 – 13:00

Performance indicators for sustainability from cross-sector and cross-border perspectives


Vanessa Sánchez Ortega, Project Coodrinator, Fundación Global Nature
Christian Egenhofer, Senior Research Fellow, Centre for European Policy Studies
Jean-Paul Peers, Vice President, Energy Policy, Siemens

Afternoon

13:00 – 14:30

Lunch

14:30 – 17:00

Concluding Session: Energy and the City

Chair:

Gérard Magnin, Executive Director, Energy Cities

14:30 – 15:00

Reports from the Parallel Sessions by Rapporteurs

15:00 – 16:30

Panel Discussion - Responses to the reports


Pedro Ballesteros, Principal Administrator, European Commission
Eirini Zafeiratou, Head of EU Affairs, Vodafone
Christian Egenhofer, Senior Research Fellow, Centre for European Policy Studies
Kristina Dely, , Head of Covenant of Mayors Office
Pekka Sauri, Deputy Mayor, Helsinki
Christa Anderson, Junior Professional Associate, World Bank

16:30 – 17:00

Conclusions and Recommendations


Gérard Magnin, Executive Director, Energy Cities

Logistics

When

Wed 2 March, 2011 09.00 to
Thu 3 March, 2011 18.00

CET

 

Where

The Committee of Regions

Rue Belliard 99-101
B - 1040 Brussels
Belgium

Tel: +32 228 222 11

 

Downloads

Denis Baupin

President Bresso

Vanessa Sánchez Ortega

Christian Krämer

Commissioner Oettinger

Erwin Dolmans

Christa Anderson

Willy Tomboy

Soraya Smaoun

Göran Näslund

 

 

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