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?


Chairs and moderators: Jean-Pascal van Ypersele (UCL), Brent Bleys (UGent)


09:30 – 09:40 am | Introduction

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


09:40 – 10:20 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)


10:20 – 11:00 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)


11.00 -11.15 am | Break


11:15 am – 12:30 pm | Discussion

  • Pierre Vanheuverzwijn ( SPF Chancellerie Prime Minister); Pierre Hermant (Economic Risk Management Group, Finance Brussels); Agnès Giner Lloret (Sowalfin); Johan Reynaert (PMV); NN (SPFI/FPIM) (TBC); Jan Verheeke (Minaraad); Representatives of Belgian socio-economic councils (TBC)


12:30 pm | Conclusions


This seminar will be held in Dutch and in French. An English translation will be provided (TBC).



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), the European Investment Bank and the Belgian regional sustainable development councils