National Summit on the European Green Deal

Friday 6 March 2020, Athens University of Economics and Business (Antoniadou Amphitheater) & Monday 9 March 2020, Piraeus Port Authority (Main Conference Hall)

06-03-2020 to 09-03-2020

EIT Climate-KIC Hub Greece in collaboration with the ATHENA Research Center, the Athens University of Economics and Business and the UN SDSN Greece are organizing the National Summit on the European Green Deal.
 
The opening session of the Summit will take place at Athens University of Economics and Business on Friday, 6 March 2020 (Antoniadou Amphitheater), 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

Antoniadou Amphitheatre, Athens University of Economics and Business,
Patision 76, 104 34 Athens
09:30 - 10:00
ARRIVAL OF DELEGATES-REGISTRATION
10.00 - 10:30 WELCOME REMARKS
 
  • Emmanuel Giakoumakis, Professor and Rector at Athens University of Economics and Business
10:30 - 12:00
EUROPEAN GREEN DEAL LEADING THE SUSTAINABILITY TRANSITION
 

Moderaror: 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

  • Jeff Sachs, Professor and Director of the Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia University, Director of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (UN SDSN)
  • Christos Staikouras, Minister of Finance
  • Kostis Hatzidakis, Minister of Environment and Energy
  • Yannis Stournaras, Governor of Bank of Greece
12:00 - 13:00
DISCUSSION
13:00 - 14:30
EXHIBITION OF START-UPS ON GREEN INNOVATION AND LIGHT LUNCH

Monday 9 March 2020

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

09:00 - 09:30

ARRIVAL OF DELEGATES-REGISTRATION

09:30 - 10:00

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
  • Yannis Ioannidis, Professor University of Athens and President of Athena Research and Innovation Center
  • Andreas Papandreou, Professor University of Athens and co-chair UN SDSN Greece
10:00 - 10:45

COMMISSION FOR THE 10-YEAR DEVELOPMENT PLAN OF THE GREEK ECONOMY

 

 

Keynote Talk

Christoforos Pissaridis, Professor at LSE and University of Cyprus, Chairman of the Commission for the New Development Plan of the Greek Economy

Panel Discussion

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

  • Diomidis Spinellis, Professor Athens University of Economics and Business, member of the Commission for the New Development Plan of the Greek Economy
  • Nikolaos Vettas, Professor Athens University of Economics and Business, Deputy chairman of the Commission for the New Development Plan of the Greek Economy

10:45 - 11:30

SYSTEM BANKING AND SUSTAINABLE FINANCE

 

Moderator: Andreas Papandreou, Professor at University of Athens and Co-chair of UN SDSN Greece

Speakers

  • Γεώργιος Ζανιάς, Πρόεδρος του Διοικητικού Συμβουλίου, Μη Εκτελεστικός Σύμβουλος της Τράπεζας Eurobank Ergasias AE
  • Χρήστος Μεγάλου, Διευθύνων Σύμβουλος της Τράπεζας Πειραιώς (TBC)
  • Παύλος Μυλωνάς, Διευθύνων Σύμβουλος της Εθνικής Τράπεζας (TBC)
  • Bασίλειος Ψάλτης, Διευθύνων Σύμβουλος της Alpha Bank (TBC)

11:30 - 12:15

CLIMATE CHANGE COMMISSION
 

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:

  • Konstantinos Aravosis, Associate Professor, National Technical University of Athens, General Secretary of Natural Environment & Water at the Greek Ministry of Environment and Energy
  • 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
  • Costas Synolakis, Professor, Natural Hazards Management and Coastal Engineering  Natural Hazards, Technical University of Crete

12:15 - 13:00

RESEARCH. INNOVATION AND FUNDING

 

Moderator: Spyros Arsenis, NBG Business Seeds Coordinator, National Bank of Greece

Speakers:

  • Θεοδώρα Αντωνακάκη, Επιστημονική Γραμματέας Επιτροπής Μελέτης Επιπτώσεων Τράπεζας της Ελλάδος
  • Yiannis Ioannidis, President and Director of the Athena Research Center, Professor at National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
  • Dimitris Kalavros-Gousiou, Co-Founder & General Partner at Velocity.Partners Venture Capital
  • George Karantonis, Partner, Metavallon
  • Alexandros Karydis, SPOROS Circular Solutions
  • George Megas, EIT Health Hub Coordinator
  • Katerina Pramatari, Associate Professor at Athens University of Economics and Business and partner at Uni.Fund
  • Αλέξανδρος Χαραλαμπίδης, Αναπληρωτής Καθηγητής του Τεχνολογικού Πανεπιστήμιου Κύπρου, Συντονιστής EIT Climate-KIC Hub Κύπρου

13:00 - 13:45

SUSTAINABLE CITIES, PORTS AND SHIPPING
 

Moderator: Andreas Papandreou, Professor at University of Athens and Co-chair of UN SDSN Greece

Speakers:

  • Kostas Bakogiannis, Mayor of the city of Athens
  • Ageliki Kamene, Co-founder & CEO, Optima X
  • Vassilis Pateras, President of Axion Hellas
  • Dimitris Spyrou, Consultant, Piraeus Port Authority
  • Μαρία Χρησταντώνη, Υπεύθυνη Τμήματος Αειφορίας Ταμείου Αξιοποίησης Ιδιωτικής Περιουσίας του Δημοσίου Α.Ε.

13:45 - 14:30

EUROPEAN GREEN DEAL FOR GREECE
 

Moderator: Asterios Pliakos, Professor at Athens University of Economics and Business

Speakers:

  • Louka Katseli, Professor of National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, former Minister
  • Petros Kokkalis, member of the European Parliament
  • Γεώργιος Κωστάκος,Executive Director,Foundation for Global Governance  and Sustainability (FOGGS)
  • Γιάννης Μανιάτης, πρ. Περιβάλλοντος, Ενέργειας & Κλιματικής Αλλαγής (TBC)
  • Μίριαμ Ντάλι, Ευρωβουλευτής της Μάλτας
  • Εμμανουέλα Δούση, Αν. Καθηγήτρια Εθνικού και Καποδιστριακού Πανεπιστημίου Αθηνών

14:30 - 16:00

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