18/09 | Financing the green transition in times of economic recovery

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18/09/2020 - 09:30 to 12:00

EU initiatives to facilitate the green transition financing in times of economic recovery


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The seminar will be chaired by Jean-Pascal van Ypersele (UCL)


09:30 – 10:00 am | Introduction | VIDEO

  • The EU Recovery Plan and the green transition - Veerle Nuyts (European Commission, European Semester Officer for Belgium) (presentation Nuyts)
  • Building social, economic and environmental resilience with the European Green Deal - Arnau Queralt-Bassa (EEAC network)


10:00 – 10:15 am | Part I -  How to stimulate sustainable finance in Europe after the COVID-19 outbreak ? The EU renewed sustainable finance strategy | VIDEO

  • Emmanuel Buttin (European Commission, DG FISMA, Policy Officer Sustainable Finance)


10:15 – 10:30 am | Part II - How to ensure efficient management accounting  of businesses’ total environmental impact?  EU support for standardized corporate green accounting practices. | VIDEO

  • Thomas Verheye (European Commission, DG ENV, Principal Adviser Green Finance and Investments) (presentation Verheye)


10:30 – 10:40 am | Q & A | VIDEO


10:40 – 11:15 am | Part III -  How to improve disclosure by businesses and financial institutions on their social and environmental performance? | video 1.15.18

  • Michèle Lacroix (EFRAG European corporate reporting Lab); Yvonne Zwick (Rat für Nachhaltige Entwicklung, Germany)


11:15 am – 11.55 am | Discussion | VIDEO

  • Philippe Lamberts (MEP, Greens-European Free Alliance); Sirpa Pietikäinen (MEP, EPP)


11.55 am | Conclusions | video 2.31.02


This seminar will be held in English with no translation.





Joint initiative of the Belgian Federal Council for Sustainable Development (FRDO-CFDD) and the European Commission in collaboration with the European Environment and Sustainable Development Advisory Councils Network (EEAC Network) and the European Investment Bank