| || Wednesday, November 30th 2016 |
| 08:00 || Registration and refreshments |
| 09:00 ||Chairpersons' opening remarks: |
THE ECONOMIST’S FORECAST:
WHAT WOULD THE REPERCUSSIONS BE IF US PRESIDENT-ELECT DONALD TRUMP
“CANCELLED” THE PARIS AGREEMENT?
John Andrews, consultant editor, The Economist
Miranda Johnson, environment correspondent, The Economist
THE GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT AGENDA TO 2030 AND BEYOND
▪ Embedding the 2030 UN agenda
▪ The importance of the circular economy
Ibrahim Thiaw, deputy executive director, UNEP, assistant secretary-general, United Nations
PUTTING GREECE’S OBJECTIVES IN MOTION
▪ Redefining the agenda on the debt crisis and sustainability
▪ Incorporating SDGs into business strategy
Socrates Famellos, alternate minister of environment and energy, Greece
Konstantinos Skrekas, MP, head of energy, environment & climate change sector, New Democracy party, former minister of development and competitiveness, Greece
IN CONVERSATION WITH CEOs:
Emmanuel Panagiotakis, chairman & CEO, Greek Public Power Corporation
Mihalis Theodorakopoulos, vice-president & managing director, Hellas Gold
Nikolaos Chatziargyriou, chairman & CEO, Hellenic Electricity Distribution Network Operator (HEDNO)
A YEAR AFTER THE PARIS CLIMATE CHANGE AGREEMENT:
▪ Should we expect changes in the new US administration policies?
▪ Is the world on track to end poverty by 2030?
▪ How long will we live?
▪ What is the UK’s position on sustainability after the referendum on Brexit?
▪ What environmental risks are we facing?
Graeme Maxton, secretary-general, The Club of Rome
Wolfgang Fengler, lead economist, The World Bank
Nick Molho, executive director, Aldersgate Group, UK
Spyros Kouvelis, former vice-minister for foreign economic, cultural and environmental affairs, former MP
▪ Debt relief for a living economy in Greece: the WWF response
Demetres Karavellas, executive director, WWF Greece
|12:15||TURNING SUSTAINABILITY CHALLENGES INTO OPPORTUNITIES|
Yiannis Tsironis, alternate minister of rural development and food, Greece
Rintaro Tamaki, deputy secretary-general, OECD
▪ The role of the institutions:
Andreas Andreadis, president, Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE)
Yanni Paniaras, chairman, SEV Council for Sustainable Development
George Stefanopoulos, general manager, Greek Mobile Operators Association (EEKT)
▪ The business response:
Athanasios Polychronopoulos, executive chairman, Polyeco Group
Tassos Vassilopoulos, CIO, DHL Express Greece, Cyprus, Malta
Panagiotis Skiadas, sustainability director, Viohalco, Cenergy Holdings
|13:15|| Discussion |
|13:40||THE STATE OF CLIMATE DIPLOMACY FOLLOWING THE US PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION|
▪ The NGO perspective
▪ Achievements and challenges: What next?
▪ Disrupting economies and business plans in meeting climate goals
▪ One year after the Paris agreement: are we still on track?
Nikos Charalambides, executive director, Greenpeace Greece
Vasilis G. Gregoriou, director & chairman of the board, National Hellenic Research Foundation (NHRF)
Michael Spanos, managing director, Global Sustain Group
|14:20||TECHNOLOGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT GO HAND IN HAND|
▪ Special presentation of the: Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon Glass Bridge, China
Haim Dotan, founder & CEO, Haim Dotan Ltd. Architects & Urban Designers, Tel Aviv, Israel
Guest of honour and keynote speaker:
George Stathakis, minister of environment and energy, Greece
|16:30||End of conference sessions|