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Overview of my speaking engagements

September 2016 – September 2017


Name of event/ Subject

Main Speakers

22 September 2016


« Beaulieu café » on Sustainable Development Agenda

With Former Director General Mr. Karl Falkenberg, author of the report "Sustainability now!”. Also present was Hans Bruyninckx, Head of European Environment Agency and Mr Pascal Lamy Hononary Chair of the Jacques Delors Institute.

27 September 2016


European Transport Forum/  CO² emissions from the transport sector

With Jean Dominique Senard, President of Michelin France, Violeta Bulc Commissioner Transport and Miguel Arias Cañete, Commissioner Climate Action & Energy.

11 October 2016

Business Europe/  Emissions Trading System  event

With Ivo Belet, ENVI Shadow Rapporteur of the EU-ETS and Member of the European Parliament, Markus J. Beyrer, Director General, BusinessEurope, Norbert Kurilla, State Secretary for Environment, Slovak Republic, Ian Duncan, ENVI rapporteur on the EU ETS reform,
Alexis Dutertre, Deputy Permanent Representative, Permanent Representation of France to the EU…

13 October 2016


Launch of SDG Watch/ 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development

With Vice President Timmermans and Jo Leinen MEP.

20 October 2016

Climate and Energy Summit, Friends of Europe.  Panel “Turning wish lists into practical policies”

With Gerard Mestrallet , chairman of the board of directors of Engie and  Dominique Ristori director-general of the Directorate-General for Energy.

30 November 2016

Tetra Pak dinner Roundtable discussion on achieving the Sustainable Development Goals

CEO and management team of Tetrapak

30 November 2016

16:00 onwards

ACE CEO presentation and dinner debate on Supply chains, deforestation and the circular economy

Hosted by MEP Nils Torvalds and Antti Peltomäki, Deputy Director-General Enterprise and Industry.

8 December 2016


Politico  “Energy Visions” event: The Road to Marrakesh: Turning the Paris Deal into Reality

With Miguel Arias Cañete, European Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy,  Charles O. Holliday, Chairman of Royal Dutch Shell plc and Chairman of the Sustainable Energy for All administrative board  and  Gerben-Jan Gerbrandy, MEP.

20 December

High-Level Summit on sustainable development/ How to

Mobilise Consensus to Deliver on the Transition?

Opened by  Queen Mathilde of Belgium and VP Timmermans , Speakers included

Janez Potočnik Co-Chair  for Intl. Resource Panel UNEP, Marco Buti,Director General for Economic & Financial Affairs for The European Commission and

Luca Visentini, Secretary General for European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC).

30 January 2017

Conference on International Ocean Governance – An agenda for the future of our oceans

Hosted by the European Parliament Intergroup on Seas, rivers, islands and coastal areas. Presentation on reducing pressure on oceans and seas and creating the conditions for a sustainable blue economy.

With interventions from Commissioner  for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, European Commission, Karmenu Vella, Ms Gesine MEISSNER, MEP, & MEPs  Mr José Inácio FARIA, , Ricardo SERRAO SANTOS  and Mr Tonino PICULA.

27 February 2017

Green Growth Summit V Future Proofing the EU Economy: A New Climate for Business. Panel discussion on “Moving to 2050 – Long term plans”


With Karsten Sach, German ENV Minister, Isabella Loevin, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Climate and International Development Cooperation Sweden,  Carole Dieschbourg, Minister Luxembourg.

27 February 2017

Green 10 pre-Environment Council reception/ Sustainable Development and the future of Europe

With Carole Dieschbourg, Minister for the Environment of Luxembourg and Miguel Arias Cañete, Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy

22 March 2017

The Water Framework Directive – Lifeline for European Waters – Launch of Living Rivers coalition at the European Parliament

With MEPs Ulrike Rodust, Frank Bogovic and Gerben-Jan Gebrandy and Daniel Calleja Crespo DG of DG Environment.

28 March 2017

Forum for the Future of Agriculture/ Session on “Driving sustainable food chain transition: how to turn challenges into opportunities?”

With Jyrki Katainen, Vice-President for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness and  Phil Hogan, Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, European Commission  and Daniel Calleja Crespo DG of DG Environment.

2 May 2017

Blue Economy Finance hosted by Commissioner Vella and organised by WWF & the Prince of Wales' Charities International Sustainability Unit


Commissioner Vella led a delegation from the Commission. The delegation from ISU was led by Justin Mundy, ISU Director .

9 May 2017

WWF Annual Conference/ How the European Network saved EU nature laws?

With the participation of several EU CEOs. Members of the international board attended.

6 June 2017

European Commission conference “An EU Action Plan for nature, people and the economy”

With the President of the Committee of Regions, Mr Lamberts and the first Vice President of the Commission, Mr Timmermans.

22 June 2017

Tackling deforestation and illegal logging conference

With  Kateřina Konečná, MEP,

Marco Albani, Director of the Tropical Forest Alliance 2020,

Artur Runge-Metzger, European Commission Director for Climate Strategy, DG CLIMA.

26th to 29th August

Alpbach Political  Symposium.

1.       Member of the jury: presentations by 8 students on “Globalisation and well-being”

2.       Participation to the Laxenburg group on “Conflict or cooperation”

3.       Speaker at the session on “climate and migrations”

1.       With the Vice President of Alpbach forum, Herr Raidl and Pascal Lamy.

2.       With present and former Austrian Presidents,  head of IIASA, President of IUCN, head of the  European Environment Agency…

3.       With the Austrian Minister of Environment




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