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ECR Party

24 May 2018, Brussels, Belgium

Blue-Green Summit II

“Conservatives are natural conservationists. On 24 May, in Brussels, ACRE will be organising a one day seminar looking at how we can best improve our environment using market mechanisms; the innovation that comes from capitalism, and the natural sense of trusteeship that is part of Burkean conservatism. Do please come along. Environmentalism, and the world we live in, are altogether too important to be left to the left.” – Daniel Hannan MEP

Panels

Innovation Panel
Discussing the power of market competition to inspire clean and efficient innovation. Recognising that government regulation and individual benevolence, alone, are forecast to be insufficient to face the environmental challenges ahead, this panel will discuss the need for breakthroughs in green technology, and the regulatory structures that best allow these to take place. Significant innovation breakthroughs will make the green option the cost-effective one; such that economic development and environmental improvement can be concurrent phenomena as often as possible.

Trusteeship Panel
Discussing the power of private ownership to inspire the sustainable management of natural resources. While the first panel explored the power in what the market is able to produce, this panel will discuss the power in the processes of the market itself; particularly the ways in which private ownership can incentivise sustainable stewardship - and the “Tragedy of the Commons” that awaits its absence. Other trusteeship-based market concepts such as natural capital, carbon trading schemes and catch-shares will also be discussed here.

Location

Speakers

Sir Roger Scruton

Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington DC

Adina-Ioana Vălean MEP

Chairwoman of the Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI)

Professor Hannes Gissurarson

Professor at the University of Iceland

@Hannesgi

Dato’ Lee Yeow Chor

Chairman of the Malaysian Palm Oil Council

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András Inotai

Advisor to the Commissioner for Environment, Karmenu Vella

Daniele Capezzone

Member of ACRE Board and Director of New Direction Italy

@Capezzone

Debbie Dooley

Tea Party Movement Co-Founder and Environmental Activist

@Crimsontider

Sam Hall

Head of Research at We Are Bright Blue

@samuelhall0

Richard Milsom

ECR Party Executive Director

Nick Wood-Dow

Founder of The Tory Green Initiative

@NickWoodDow

Datuk Franki Anthony Dass

Chief Advisor & Value Officer, Sime Darby Plantation

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Dave Keating

Journalist

@DaveKeating

Zoltan Reng

Agenda

9:30 AM

Welcoming Remarks

  • Dave Keating, Senior Political Journalist and Editor

9:40 AM

Keynote Speech

  •  Sir Roger Scruton, Writer and Philosopher

9:55 AM

Keynote Speech

  • Debbie Dooley, Tea Party Movement Co-Founder and President of Conservatives for Energy Freedom

10:10 AM

Keynote Speech

  • Dato’ Lee Yeow Chor, Chairman of the Malaysian Palm Oil Council

10:25 AM

Panel Discussion

On Innovation:

  • Dave Keating, Moderator
  • Nick Wood-Dow, Founder of The Tory Green Initiative
  • Sam Hall, Head of Research at Bright Blue (UK)
  • Dato’ Lee Yeow Chor, Chairman of the Malaysian Palm Oil Council
  • András Inotai, Senior advisor to the Commissioner for Environment, Karmenu Vella (Hungary)

Discussing the power of market competition to inspire clean and efficient innovation. Recognising that government regulation and individual benevolence, alone, are forecast to be insufficient to face the environmental challenges ahead, this panel will discuss the need for breakthroughs in green technology, and the regulatory structures that best allow these to take place. Significant innovation breakthroughs will make the green option the cost-effective one; such that economic development and environmental improvement can be concurrent phenomena as often as possible.

11:15 AM

Coffee Break

11:35 AM

Keynote Speech

  • Adina-Ioana Vălean MEP, Chairwoman of the Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety

11:50 AM

Keynote Speech

  • Hannes H. GissurarsonUniversity of Iceland, Professor

12:05 AM

 

Panel Discussion

​On Trusteeship:

  • Dave Keating, Moderator
  • Datuk Franki Anthony Dass, Chief Advisor & Value Officer Sime Darby Plantation (Malaysia)
  • Debbie Dooley, Tea Party Movement Co-Founder and President of the Conservatives for Energy Freedom
  • Zoltan Reng, CEO at Hungrana, (HU)

Discussing the power of private ownership to inspire the sustainable management of natural resources. While the first panel explored the power in what the market is able to produce, this panel will discuss the power in the processes of the market itself; particularly the ways in which private ownership can incentivise sustainable stewardship - and the “Tragedy of the Commons” that awaits its absence. Other trusteeship-based market concepts such as natural capital, carbon trading schemes and catch-shares will also be discussed here.

13:00 PM

Closing Remarks:

Daniele Capezzone, ACRE Board Director 

13:10 PM

Lunch and End