Business lunch, "Energy Security & the 2030 Policy: the Way Forward"
15 May 2014, Warsaw – the Business Lunch focused on energy security and the link with the 2030 package; and the impact of Russia’s energy trends and the Ukraine crisis on the country’s and Europe’s energy strategy. It was organised by the Corporate Leaders Group together with the Polish Platform and gathered business representatives, international organisations and senior government officials
High-level dinner, "Energy Security and the 2030 Climate & Energy Package"
28 May 2014, Prague – the high-level dinner focused on the key energy security challenges, energy diversification and energy efficiency solutions for the EU necessary to meet the Czech Republic’s energy needs. Discussions led to a clearer understanding from both sides of what was blocking further action, and what was needed to overcome difficulties and build a sustainable role for the Czech Republic within the CEE region.
Conference, "Collaborative action towards energy security for Poland: Energy Efficiency in Buildings"
12 June 2014, Warsaw – the Conference, organised by the Corporate Leaders Group together with the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) was part of a 3-day gathering of experts and businesses on energy efficiency. More than 80 participants joined the final plenary session, including business representatives, financial institutions, NGOs, academia, international organisations and Polish policymakers.
The focus of the Plenary was energy efficiency in buildings, with the ultimate aim of mobilising players within the sector to further decarbonise in both public and private buildings. Future plans include launching an awareness campaign, developing materials for education curricula, and further substantiate the business case for new and retrofit efficient buildings.
22 October 2014, Prague – discussions started in the morning with a breakfast debate among finance experts and businesses on "How to bring CEE countries into the new Low Carbon Energy Union Concept?". The debate focused on the key challenges of the current investment situation in low carbon technologies and energy efficient products and services, and how to create better links within the CEE region.
On the same day, Sandrine Dixson-Declève moderated a session at the "Great Energy" Summit organised by the UK government. The Summit included business representatives, legal experts and government officials The participants concluded that divestment in Europe is not driven by climate policies, but other factors such as red tape, lack of innovation and corruption. All participants agreed that further work could be done collectively to develop a joint strategy.