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Business leadership for a climate neutral economy

This webinar took place on Friday 16 July, 10am-12pm (CET).

In order to revise and update its climate and energy legislation in light of the new greenhouse gas emissions reduction target of at least 55% by 2030, the European Commission presented a Fit for 55 Package on 14 July. Its elements included a revision of the EU emissions trading scheme (ETS), Effort Sharing Regulation (including buildings and transport), renewable energy, energy efficiency and land use. A successful design and delivery of the package will be crucial to enable the EU to achieve its climate objectives in a way that contributes to its economic recovery.

Against this backdrop, this high-level Green Growth Partnership (GGP) webinar was an opportunity for high-level representatives from the Green Growth Group, Members of the European Parliament and business to provide initial reactions to the publication of the Package and formulate recommendations on the way forward to achieve climate objectives and the transition towards a prosperous, competitive and climate neutral Europe.

Speakers included:

  • Andrej Vizjak, Minister of the Environment and Spatial Planning, Slovenia
  • Jochen Flasbarth, State Secretary, BMU, Germany
  • Mauro Petriccione, Director-General, DG CLIMA, European Commission
  • Michael Bloss, MEP, Committee on Industry, Research and Energy, Greens
  • Jessica Polfjärd, MEP, Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety, EPP
  • Andreas Regnell, Chairman of HYBRIT Development AB and Senior Vice President, Strategic Development, Vattenfall
  • Ana Struna Bregar, CEO, CER Slovenia
  • Gonzalo Sáenz de Miera, Global Director of Climate Change and Alliances, Iberdrola
  • Charlotte Glassco, EU Public Affairs Leader Ingka Group I IKEA
  • Harry Verhaar, Head of Global Public and Government Affairs, Signify, CLG Europe Chair
  • Miha Movrin, Secretary, Ministry of the Environment and Spatial Planning, Slovenia
  • Ursula Woodburn, Head of EU relations, CLG Europe
  • Eliot Whittington, Director, CLG Europe

Please find the summary note here.

The Green Growth Partnership (GGP) is a joint initiative between members of CLG Europe and ministers of the Green Growth Group (GGG). It provides a forum to promote positive exchange between progressive European governments and businesses, with regular involvement of like-minded parliamentarians, and other key stakeholders and opinion formers, determined to support the development of a climate neutral and prosperous Europe.