Tuesday 10:45 - 12:45
Location: MR 201

Panel hosted by the European Union at GLOBE 2020

The concept

The European Commission announced its Green Deal in December 2019, to be followed by the introduction of the first “European Climate Law” by March 2020. Our ambition: to be the world’s first climate neutral continent by 2050.  Key to the Green Deal will be the EU’s circular economy action plan to be announced in the spring of 2020. The circular economy plan will include a ‘sustainable products’ policy to support the circular design of all products.  Also key is the Green Deal Investment Plan to attract at least one trillion euros (CAD 1.46 trillion) worth of public and private investment over the next decade.

This session will provide an overview of the Green Deal and the opportunity presented by carbon neutrality. Panelists from five European companies/organisations will share their personal and professional commitment to tackle climate change while fostering growth, innovation and competitiveness both in Europe and in Canada. Panelists will be available as of 10.15am for a coffee networking reception.

Who should participate?

Companies and investors with business interests in the EU.  Sustainability professionals wanting to hear stories from the trenches of the circular economy and green growth.  Government and policy leaders active in circular economy and net-carbon neutrality in water, chemicals and natural resource sectors. Think-tanks and civil society representatives.



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Note: This session is open to all GLOBE 2020 passholders, including Innovation Showcase visitors and Forum and Exchange delegates.