Financing the green transition in times of economic recovery
A joint initiative of the Belgian Federal Council for Sustainable Development (FRDO-CFDD) and the European Commission, in collaboration with the European network of Advisory Councils on Climate Change, the Environment and Sustainable Development (EEAC Network), the European Investment Bank and the Belgian regional sustainable development councils
The corona virus has shaken Europe and the world to its core. To help repair the economic and social damage, kick-start European recovery, and protect and create jobs, the European Commission has proposed a major recovery plan for Europe, Next Generation EU. Reforms as well as significant investments, both from the private and public sector, are at the heart of this plan, which builds on Europe’s growth strategy, the European Green Deal, to a more sustainable, digital, fair and resilient Europe.
The EU has already taken several initiatives to facilitate the financing of the green transition. We will take stock of these, as well as the particular challenges and opportunities in Belgium, during a two-day seminar on 18 and 25 September 2020, organized by the Federal Council for Sustainable Development and the European Commission, in collaboration with the European Investment Bank, the EEAC network and the Belgian regional sustainable development councils.
The following questions will be on the agenda:
18 September | What are the EU initiatives to facilitate green transition financing in times of economic recovery? | Agenda - Register now
25 September | How to address the green transition financial challenges and opportunities in Belgium in times of economic recovery? | Agenda - Register now
Confirmed speakers are: Jean-Pascal van Ypersele (UCL), Veerle Nuyts (EU Commission), Emmanuel Buttin (EU Commission), Thomas Verheye (EU Commission), Michèle Lacroix (EFRAG), Philippe Lamberts (MEP), Sirpa Pietikäinen (MEP), Pierre-Emmanuel Noël (EIB), Xavier Vanden Bosch (EU Commission), Yelter Bollen (Arbeid en Milieu, Fairfin), Pierre Vanheuverzwijn (Pacte national d’investissements stratégiques), Agnès Giner Lloret (Sowalfin), Pierre Hermant (Finance Brussels), Johan Reynaert (PMV), Jan Verheeke (Minaraad).
We hope you can join us for what promises to be a highly engaging debate.
Marc Depoortere, Director, FRDO-CFDD, Veerle Nuyts, European Semester Officer for Belgium, Pierre-Emmanuel Noël, EIB Representative for Operations in Belgium and Arnau Queralt-Bassa, Chairman of the EEAC Network