EURELECTRIC Conference

To Paris and beyond

16 September 2015

08.30

Registration

09.15

Welcome and Introduction

Hans ten BERGE
Secretary General, EURELECTRIC

09.30

Keynote Address

Paul WATKINSON
Chief Negotiator and Head of the climate Negotiations Team for the French Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy

10.00

Europe’s Climate Action & Diplomacy Plan for Paris

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Jos DELBEKE
Director General, DG Climate Action, European Commission

Session I: Views from the European Electricity Industry on the Paris Climate Change Agreement

 

Chair and Moderator

Sandrine DIXON-DECLÈVE
Executive Director, The Green Growth Platform
Director, The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group (CLG) & University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership, EU Office & Policy Platforms

10.30

Presentation of EURELECTRIC’s Position Paper on the Paris Climate Change Agreement

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Giuseppe MONTESANO
Head of European Energy Policy and Analysis, Enel; Chair of EURELECTRIC’s Environment & Sustainable Development Policy (ESDP) Committee

10.45

Panel Debate: Challenges and Opportunities for the European Power Sector and its Customers

 

David JONES
Climate Policy Analyst, Sandbag

Gwenaëlle HUET
Senior Vice President European and Regulatory Affairs, ENGIE

 

Sarah BLAU
Climate Counsellor, Permanent Representation of Luxembourg to the EU

Robert DURDILLY
President, UFE (Union Française de l'Electricité)

11.45

Coffee break

Session II: Market Mechanisms as Drivers for Low Carbon Investments – the EU as Forerunner

 

Chair and Moderator

Jeff SWARTZ
Director International Policy, IETA

12.00

Reforming the EU ETS – The Main Instrument to Achieve Europe’s Climate Change Targets

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Peter ZAPFEL
Head of Unit – Implementation of ETS, DG Climate Action, European Commission

12.25

International Carbon Market Analysis and Prospects

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Stig SCHJØLSET
Head of Carbon Analysis, Thomson Reuters

12.50

Panel Debate: Carbon Pricing Developments and Lessons learnt from the EU

 

Jean-Yves CANEILL
Head of Climate Policy, EDF

Esther BADIOLA
Senior Sector Economist-Climate Specialist, European Investment Bank

 

Maarten NEELIS
Principal Consultant, Expert on Carbon Pricing & ETS, Ecofys

Pavel REZABEK
Chief Economist, CEZ a.s.

 

Adrian RIMMER
President, Climate Finance & Investment Association;
CEO, European Environmental Markets

William GARCIA
Executive Director HSSE, Energy and Climate Change, The European Chemical Industry Council (CEFIC)

13.50

Closing keynote speech: the way forward to Paris and beyond

 

Hans ten BERGE
Secretary General, EURELECTRIC

14.00

Sandwich lunch