Get ready for the second edition of this collaborative and transformational event, which unites cities, governments and industry to explore how technology and innovation can support Europe’s climate action goals.

Event Overview

Europe has long been at the forefront of global efforts to tackle climate change and following the publication of the IPCC’s synthesis report, the EU has reaffirmed its commitment to ambitious climate action and to continue leading on the path of climate neutrality. The EU acknowledges, however, that more must be done to accelerate efforts.

Through its vision set out in the EU Green Deal and the preparatory path offered by the Fit for 55 package, the EU’s climate policy is based on clear targets and measures that aim to reduce emissions, increase the use of renewable energy sources, and improve energy efficiency. Policymakers have also reiterated the importance of different technologies as an enabler of climate action efforts.

This year’s conference will again convene different stakeholder groups, including policymakers from the EU and Member States, local government, industry representatives, NGOs, and academia, to explore the role of technology and innovation more broadly in supporting Europe’s climate action goals.

The conference will give particular attention to the role of technology in its support for decarbonising different industries, the transition to clean energy, and increasing energy efficiency. We will also explore the wider support that is required to meet these goals and those set out more broadly in the Green Deal Industrial Plan and the Green Deal, including the type of regulatory environment that is required, easier and faster access to finance, as well as enhancing the necessary skills to enable the green and digital transition.

“Climate change is one of the most pressing long term challenges of our time. Technology and innovation have an important role to play in helping to address it, and this conference is an opportunity for relevant actors to come together and join forces.”

~ Virginijus Sinkevičius, EU Commissioner for the Environment, Oceans and Fisheries.

Key Discussion Themes

The role of the Tech sector in supporting EU Climate Action

European Climate Action Leadership

Government and Industry Collaboration

Building the Ecosystems for Clean Technologies

Speakers include

Virginijus Sinkevičius
Virginijus Sinkevičius

EU Commissioner for the Environment, Oceans and Fisheries

European Commission
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Stephen Quest

Director General,
Joint Research Centre (JRC)

European Commission
Markku Markkula

Vice President and Rapporteur for "A new Innovation Agenda for Europe"

European Committee of the Regions
Emma Wiesner
MEP Emma Wiesner

Shadow Rapporteur for EU ETS, (ENVI Committee), Renew Europe Group

European Parliament
Ville Niinistö
MEP Ville Niinistö

Rapporteur for LULUCF Regulation; and Shadow Rapporteur for Renewable Energy Directive; (ENVI Committee), Group of the Greens

European Parliament
Paula Pinho

Director, Just Transition & Innovation, DG ENER

European Commission
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Pearse O’Donohue

Director, Future Networks, DG CONNECT

European Commission
MEP Niklas Nienaß

(ITRE Committee), Group of the Greens

European Parliament
Britta Behrendt
Britta Behrendt

State Secretary for Climate Protection and the Environment

City of Berlin
Krista Kampus

Executive Director of Tallinn - European Green Capital 2023

City of Tallinn
Dušan Chrenek
Dušan Chrenek

Principal Advisor, Digital for the Green Transition, DG CLIMA

European Commission
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Paloma Aba Garrote

Director, The European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency (CINEA)

European Commission
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Gustav Kalbe

Director, Digital Excellence & Science Infrastructure, DG CONNECT

European Commission
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Maria Teresa Fabregas Fernandez

Director, Recovery & Resilience Task Force

European Commission
Jeremy Rollison

Head of EU Policy &
Senior Director, European Government Affairs

Rodrigo Fernandes

Director, Empowering Sustainable Development Goals

Bentley Systems
Albert Geuchies

CSR Advisor

Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture & Science
Aarti Holla
Aarti Holla-Maini

Incoming Director, Office for Outer Space Affairs

United Nations
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Joost De Kluijver


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Barton Finn
Barton Finn

Purchaser Engagement Manager

TCO Development


To discuss speaking opportunities at the event, please contact:

Tom Chinnock at / +44 (0) 7785 795 015.

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*Please note that fees do not include Belgian VAT @ 21%, and this amount will be added to the total price when you are invoiced.

This conference supports the Sustainable Development Goals

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Event Venue

Venue: Stanhope Hotel

Brussels, Belgium


For more information on any aspect of this event, please contact Tom Chinnock using any of the details below:

Tel: +44 (0) 7785 795 015

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