National Summit on the European Green Deal

Friday 6 March 2020, Goulandris Natural History Museum (13 Levidou Str, Kifisia) & Monday 9 March 2020, Piraeus Port Authority (Main Conference Hall)

06-03-2020 to 09-03-2020

URGENT  ANNOUNCEMENT - NATIONAL SUMMIT ON THE EUROPEAN GREEN DEAL

After close consultation with our Co-Chairs we have made the difficult decision to postpone the National Summit on the European Green Deal until early June this year.
 
Our decision is based on current facts and guidance from international authorities including the World Health Organization which last week upgraded the global risk of the coronavirus outbreak to "very high".
 
We regret any inconvenience caused. However, the safety and health of all our visitors, speakers, employees and the citizens of the region we operate, has the utmost priority for us.
 
We would like to thank all our speakers, sponsors, participants, programming partners and members from all over the world who over the past few days and weeks have stood by us and showed trust to our team.
 
We look forward to continuing the trusted relationship with all of our partners.
 
New dates will be announced soon.
 
 
On behalf of the Organising Committee of the National Summit on the European Green Deal.

 
 
The opening session of the Summit will take place at Goulandris Natural History Museum (13 Levidou Str, Kifisia) on Friday, 6 March 2020, while the main part of the Summit will be held at the Main Conference Hall of Piraeus Port Authority S.A. on Monday, 9 March 2020. This National Summit aims to gather the research and innovation ecosystem, together with the financial and policy institutions of the country in order to accelerate the much-needed sustainability transition.
 
According to Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change latest report, we have 10 years to limit climate change catastrophe and keep global warming to a maximum of 1.5C, beyond which even half a degree will significantly worsen the risks of drought, floods, extreme heat and poverty for hundreds of millions of people. Becoming the world’s first climate-neutral continent by 2050 is the greatest challenge and opportunity of our times. To achieve this, the European Commission presented the European Green Deal, the most ambitious package of measures that should enable European citizens and businesses to benefit from sustainable green transition. Measures accompanied with an initial roadmap of key policies range from ambitiously cutting emissions, to investing in cutting-edge research and innovation, to preserving Europe’s natural environment. The Greek National Summit aims to gather the research and innovation ecosystem, together with the financial and policy institutions of the country in order to accelerate the much-needed sustainability transition.
 
EIT Climate-KIC is Europe’s largest public-private partnership focused on the rapid, broad-based systems innovation we now need to tackle climate change and build resilient, net zero-carbon societies. EIT Climate-KIC is a knowledge and innovation community established and funded by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) in 2010 aiming to tackle climate change through innovation bringing together large and small companies, scientific institutions and universities, city authorities and other public bodies, start-ups, and students.
 
ATHENA RC is leading EIT Climate-KIC Hub Greece aiming at a prosperous and climate-resilient society based on the circular economy model through accelerating innovation and developing synergies.
 

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Friday 6 March 2020 - Opening Ceremony Agenda

Goulandris Natural History Museum
13 Levidou Str, Kifisia (map details)
09:30 - 10:00
REGISTRATION AND OPENNING OF THE EXHIBITION OF 40 START-UPS ON GREEN INNOVATION

10.00 - 10:05

WELCOME
 
  • Phoebe Koundouri, Professor Athens University of Economics and Business, President elect of the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, Director EIT Climate-KIC Hub Greece, co-chair UN SDSN Greece
10.05 - 10:20

REMARKS

 
  • Panagiotis Pikrammenos, Vice-President of the Government
  • Emmanuel Giakoumakis, Professor and Rector at Athens University of Economics and Business
  • Vassilis Katsouros, Vice President of Athena Research Center
  • Fali Voyatzaki, President of the Gourlandris Natural History Museum
10:20 - 12:00
EUROPEAN GREEN DEAL LEADING THE SUSTAINABILITY TRANSITION

 

 
Chair:
Phoebe Koundouri, Professor Athens University of Economics and Business, President elect of the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, Director EIT Climate-KIC Hub Greece, co-chair UN SDSN Greece
 
Speakers
  • Jeffrey Sachs, Professor and Director of the Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia University, Director of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (UN SDSN)
  • Ioannis Plakiotakis, Minister for Maritime and Island Policy
  • Christos Staikouras, Minister of Finance, Professor Athens University of Economics and Business
  • Kostis Hatzidakis, Minister of Environment and Energy
  • Yannis Stournaras, Governor of Bank of Greece, Professor University of Athens
Announcement
Riccardo Lambiris, Chief Executive Officer of the Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund (HRAF)  
“Promoting sustainability on HRAF port portfolio in collaboration with UN SDSN and EIT Climate-KIC”
 
12:00 - 12:20
DISCUSSION
12:20 - 14:30
EXHIBITION OF 40 START-UPS ON GREEN INNOVATION

Monday 9 March 2020

Piraeus Port Authority (Main Conference Hall)
Akti Miaouli 10, Pireas 185 38 (map details)

09:00 - 09:30

REGISTRATION AND OPENNING OF THE EXHIBITION OF 40 START-UPS ON GREEN INNOVATION

09:30 - 09:50

WELCOME REMARKS

 

  • Phoebe Koundouri, Professor Athens University of Economics and Business, President elect of the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, Director EIT Climate-KIC Hub Greece, co-chair UN SDSN Greece
  • Kirsten Dunlop, CEO EIT Climate-KIC
  • Andreas Papandreou, Professor at University of Athens and Co-chair of UN SDSN Greece
  • Yannis Ioannidis, Professor University of Athens and President and General Director of Athena Research Center
09:50 - 10:50

THE ECONOMICS OF THE SUSTAINABILITY TRANSITION IN GREECE

 

 

Moderator:
Phoebe Koundouri, Professor Athens University of Economics and Business, President elect of the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, Director EIT Climate-KIC Hub Greece, co-chair UN SDSN Greece
 
Speakers:
  • Nikos Vettas, Director General Foundation for Economic & Industrial Research, Professor Athens University of Economics and Business
  • Diomidis Spinellis, Professor Athens University of Economics and Business
  • Theodora Antonakaki, Climate Change Impact Study Committee and Scientific Secretary for the Bank of Greece
  • Nikitas Pittis, Chief Economist AssetWise Capital Management, Professor University of Piraeus
  • Kostas Karras, Co-founder of ELLINIKI ETAIRIA - Society for the Environment & Cultural Heritage, committee member
  • Errikos Mouatsos, CEO of AXA Insurance

10:50 - 11:50

FINANCING THE SUSTAINABILITY TRANSITION

 
Moderator:
  • Spyros Arsenis, NBG Business Seeds Coordinator, National Bank of Greece
Speakers:
  • Vera Alexandropoulou, Vice president Thalassa Foundation, Founder Blue Green White Fund (under establishment)
  • Evangelos P. Kalamakis, Manager of Investment Banking Division, Alpha Bank
  • Dimitris Kalavros, Co-Founder & General Partner, Velocity.Partners Venture Capital
  • Georgios Karantonis, Partner, Metavallon Venture Capital
  • Andrei Geica, Chief Policy & Impact Officer, Sporos Platform
  • Katerina Pramatari, Associate Professor at Athens University of Economics and Business and partner at Uni.Fund
  • Georgios Protopappas, General Director, Green Fund
11:50 - 12:10

COFFEE BREAK

12:10 - 13:10

THE CLIMATE CHANGE COMMITTEE OF THE GREEK MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT AND ENERGY
 
Moderator:
Katerina Christofilidou, SKAI
 
Speakers:
  • Konstantinos Aravosis, Associate Professor, National Technical University of Athens, General Secretary of Natural Environment & Water at the Greek Ministry of Environment and Energy
  • Costas Synolakis, Professor, Natural Hazards Management and Coastal Engineering  Natural Hazards, Technical University of Crete
  • Phoebe Koundouri, Professor Athens University of Economics and Business, President elect of the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, Director EIT Climate-KIC Hub Greece, co-chair UN SDSN Greece
  • Evangelos Gerasopoulos, Physicist, Research Director at the Institute of Environmental and Sustainable Development Research, Athens National Observatory
  • Nikos Mantzaris, Policy Analyst and co-founder of Green Tank, an independent environmental think tank
Commentators:
  • Nikolaos Charalampidis, Executive Director, Greenpeace Greece
  • Dimitris Karavellas, Director WWF Hellas

13:10 - 14:10

RESEARCH AND INNOVATION: EUROPEAN INSTITUTE OF INNOVATION AND TECHNOLOGY

 
Moderator:
Yannis Ioannidis, Professor University of Athens and President and General Director of Athena Research and Innovation Center
 
Speakers:
  • Giannis Geragotellis, CEO of KiNNO Consultants ltd. and the coordinator of the EIT InnoEnergy Hub in Greece and Cyprus
  • Neofytos Kolokotronis, Innovation Associate, Found.ation, EIT Digital Greece Partner
  • Athanasios Polychronopoulos, Executive Director, Polyeco Group
  • Dimitris Mavrikios, University of Patras, EIT Manufacturing Partner
  • George Megas, HORIZON2020 National Contact Point, EIT Health Hub Greece Coordinator, EKT & Enterprise Europe Network Innovation Expert
  • Vassilios Nikolopoulos, Head of Applied Research and Development, Innovation, Digital Transformation at Protergia, MYTILINEOS
  • Ioannis Paspaliaris, Vice-Rector of the National Technical University of Athens and Scientific Officer at the EIT Raw Materials Regional Center of Greece
  • Roza Tzima, Operations Manager, EIT Food Hub Greece
  • Alexandros Charalambidis, Associate Professor, Cyprus University of Technology, EIT Climate-KIC Hub Coordinator
14:10 - 15:10 LIGHT LUNCH

15:10 - 16:10

ENERGY, WATER, PORTS and SHIPPING
 
Moderator:
Andreas Papandreou, Professor at University of Athens and Co-chair of UN SDSN Greece
 
Speakers:
  • Costas Vlachos, COO, LATSCO
  • Nikolaos Theodosiou, Professor of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Chair UNSDSN Black Sea
  • Angelika Kemene, Co-founder and CEO, Optima-X
  • Vassilis Krokidis, Chairman of the Piraeus Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • Zisimos Mantas, Senior Business Development Officer, Eunice Energy Group
  • Vassilis Pateras, President of Axion Hellas
  • Charis Sahinis, Managing Director, Executive Board Member, EYDAP (TBC)
  • Dimitris Spyrou, Consultant, Piraeus Port Authority
  • Maria Christantoni, Sustainability Officer Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund

16:10 - 17:10

EUROPEAN GREEN DEAL
 
Moderator:
Asterios Pliakos, Professor at Athens University of Economics and Business
 
Speakers:
  • Kostas Bakogiannis, Mayor of the city of Athens
  • Socratis Famelos, Former Deputy Minister of Environment and Energy, member of the Hellenic Parliament
  • Louka Katseli, Professor of National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, former Minister Economy, Competitiveness and Shipping
  • Yiannis Maniatis, Former Minister of Environment, Energy and Climate Change
  • Petros Kokkalis, Member of the European Parliament of Greece
  • Emmanouela Doussi, Associate Professor of National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
  • George Kostakos, Executive Director, Foundation for Global Governance and Sustainability (FOGGS)
  • Konstantinos Kartalis, Professor at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

17:10 - 17:30

COFFEE BREAK AND EXHIBITION OF 40 START-UPS ON GREEN INNOVATION

17:30 - 20:30

THE BLUE GROWTH INNOVATION COMPETITION FOR THE BLUE ECONOMY

20:30

RECEPTION THE BLUE GROWTH INNOVATION COMPETITION FOR THE BLUE ECONOMY

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