The Greens - EFA

A Greens/EFA conference:

Europe 2020 agenda: a path or barrier to the Green New Deal?

This Greens/EFA conference recorded stream is now available here.

Tuesday 3 March 2010, from 09.30 to 17.00

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09.30 - 11.15 Part 1: How to ensure the EU leads on green technologies?
Focus: Leaders in Green technologies in Europe

Moderation: Greens/EFA MEP - Rebecca Harms
Introduction: Greens/EFA MEP - Claude Turmes


  • Ditlev Engel - President and CEO, Vestas Wind Systems
  • Giuliano Monizza - Group Vice President Power Products and Power System, ABB
  • Harry Verhaar - Head of Strategic Sustainability Initiatives, Philips Lighting
  • Philip Cooke - Director, Centre for Advanced Studies
11:15 - 13:00 Part 2: What role for public and private investment in the Green New Deal?
Focus: Funds, Venture Capital, Banks, Semi-Public Investors

Moderation: Greens/EFA MEP - Philippe Lamberts
Introduction: Greens/EFA MEP - Pascal Canfin


  • Eoin McLoughlin - Comhar Sustainable Development Council
  • Christophe De Winter - Executive Director - Project Finance BNP Paribas Fortis
  • Guido Agostinelli - Senior Associate,Good Energies AG
  • Blaise Desbordes - Director of Sustainable Development, Caisse de Dépôts
15:00 - 17:00 Part 3: Is growth (even if it's green) sustainable?

How much growth is possible, wishful and necessary in a green economy?
How can we measure the success of a green economy?

Introduction: Greens/EFA MEP - Caroline Lucas

  • Moderation: Leigh Phillips - Reporter, EU Observer
  • Bernd Meyer - Institute of Economic Structures Research
  • Tim Jackson - Professor of Sustainable Development and Director of the Research group on Lifestyles, Values and Environment (RESOLVE).