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Wednesday 24 March, 2010


08:30 – 09:00

Registration and Welcome Coffee

09:00 – 09:30

Keynote Presentations

09:00 – 09:10

Welcome and Introduction of Keynotes

Nickolas Reinhardt, Senior Policy Advisor and Chair of International Financial and Regulatory Affairs, Fleishman-Hillard

09:10 – 09:20

Opening Keynote Address

Philip Lowe, Director-General, DG Energy, European Commission

09:20 – 09:30

Opening Keynote Address

Sharon Bowles, MEP and Chair of ECON Committee, European Parliament

09:30 – 11:00

Session 1: Financing Europe's and the World's energy needs

The International Energy Agency (IEA) estimates that between now and 2030 investment in cleaner and more secure energy infrastructures worldwide will amount to a breathtaking $20 trillion. What are the implications in terms of governments’ finances and international financial markets? How can we manage limited natural resources? What role could the asset management industry play? What roles are there for venture capital and innovative start ups? What role can and should the EU play through its budget, research programmes and regulatory framework? Are the CCS pilot projects a model for the future? What other innovative technologies are around the corner? What would be a realistic and appropriate policy mix (including nuclear policy)? Will the G20 lead to closer global coordination? How can Europe support the poorer regions of the World?

Lena Ek, MEP, European Parliament
Fatih Birol, Chief Economist, International Energy Agency
Javier Echarri, Secretary General, EVCA
Howard Chase, Director European Government Affairs, BP
Trevor Sikorski, Head of Environmental Markets Research, Barclays Capital
Johannes Kindler, Vice President, BNetzA

11:00 – 11:30

Coffee Break

11:30 – 13:00

Session 2: The legacy of Copenhagen - Its impact on the carbon markets

Carbon trading is set to become an ever important feature of major corporations’ financial performance. What will be the implications of the EU implementing the ETS revisions? How do these relate to US plans for a cap and trade scheme? Where does the rest of the World stand on this? What is the role of financial markets in combating climate change?

Louis Redshaw, Head of Environmental Markets Trading, Barclays Capital
Andrzej Błachowicz, International Co-operation Manager, Polish National Administration of the Emissions Trading Scheme / National Centre for Emission Management
Delia Villagrasa, Senior Advisor Climate Change Diplomacy, European Climate Foundation (ECF)
Russel Mills, Global Director, Energy & Climate Change Policy, Dow Europe

13:00 – 13:30

Closing Keynote Address

Jos Delbeke, Director-General, DG Climate Action, European Commission


13:30 – 14:30

Buffet Lunch & Final Networking Opportunity



Wednesday 24 March, 2010
08.30 to 14.30




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