25/09 | Financing the green transition in times of economic recovery

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25/09/2020 - 09:30 to 12:30

How to address the green transition financial challenges and opportunities in Belgium in times of economic recovery?


The seminar will be chaired by Brent Bleys  (UGent)


09:30 – 09:40 am | Introduction

  • Pierre-Emmanuel Noel (EIB Representative for Operations in Belgium)


09:40 – 10:10 am | Part I – The green transition in Belgium in times of economic recovery: what challenges and opportunities for Belgium and what support from Europe (EU Recovery Plan)?

  • Veerle Nuyts and Xavier Vanden Bosch (European Commission, European Semester Officers for Belgium)


10:10 – 10:42 am | Part II - Financing the green transition in Belgium in the context of the economic recovery: zoom on support from the European Investment Bank

  • Pierre-Emmanuel Noël (EIB Representative for Operations in Belgium); Yelter Bollen (Arbeid & Milieu and Fairfin)


10:42 am – 11:30 pm | Discussion

  • Martin de Brabant (SFPI-FPIM), Pierre Hermant (Finance & Invest Brussels); Véronique Léonard (Sowalfin); Johan Reynaert (PMV); Camille Callens (BECI); Jan Verheeke (Minaraad), Yelter Bollen (Arbeid en Milieu, Fairfin)


11:30 am - 11:50 am | Part III - Putting investments on the way towards the SGDs in Belgium

  • Marek Hudon (ULB)


11:50 am | Conclusions


This seminar will be held in Dutch and in French.



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