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ECR Party

3 April 2019, Solvay Library, Brussels

Blue-Green Summit III

“Conservatives are natural conservationists. On 3 April, 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.” 

Water and Waste Management 
Discussing the power of market competition to inspire clean and efficient water and waste. 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.

Clean Energy Panel 
Discussing the power of private and corporate ownership to inspire the sustainable management of natural resources in the energy sphere. This panel will discuss the power in the processes of the market itself; particularly the ways in which new technology is encouraging sustainable stewardship.  Particular focus will be on Carbon Capture Schemes and the use of natural resources. Other trusteeship-based market concepts such as natural capital, carbon trading schemes and catch-shares will also be discussed here.

Location

Speakers

Jan Zahradil MEP

ACRE President, Vice-Chairman, International Trade Committee, European Parliament

web / @ZahradilJan

Richard Milsom

ECR Party Executive Director

Amjad Bashir MEP

Member of the Foreign Affairs Committee, European Parliament

@AmjadBashirMEP

Javed Faisal

Senator

Angel Garcia

Lawyer and Director for the Young Conservatives for Energy Reform

Megan Richards

DIRECTOR, DG ENER, EUROPEAN COMMISSION

Douglas Sheil

Professor at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences

Anna Michalčáková

Legislation and Policy analyst for B&P Research

Bohdan Stejskal

Assistant Professor, Mendel University

Olav Aamlid Syversen

DEPUTY HEAD EU AFFAIRS, EQUINOR

Christian Schwarck

DEPUTY DIRECTOR EU AFFAIRS, INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF OIL AND GAS PRODUCERS (IOGP)

Joseph Dutton

POLICY OFFICER, E3G

Jan-Justus Andreas

POLICY MANAGER, BELLONA

Ross Mckenzie

Head of Public Affairs at Drax Group

Agenda

09.30

Welcome Remarks - Richard Milsom acre's Chief Executive

09.35

Keynote Speech - Jan Zahradil MEP, ACRE Lead Candidate

09.45

Keynote Speech - Prof. Douglas Sheil

10.00

Panel 1 - Water and Waste Management

Moderator: Jan Zahradil MEP, ACRE Lead Candidate

Panelists: 

  • Angel Garcia, Lawyer and Director for the Young Conservatives for Energy Reform
  • Anna Michalčáková, legislation and policy analyst for B&P Research
  • Bohdan Stejskal, Professor at Mendel University

10.50

Keynote Speech - Senator Faisal Javed

11.00

Coffee Break

11.20

Keynote Speech - Ross McKenzie, Drax Power Ltd

11.30

Panel 2 - IOGP pannel

- Moderator: Amjad Bashir MEP

Panelists:

  • Megan Richards, Director Energy Policy at the European Commission
  • Olav Aamlid Syversen, from Equinor
  • Christian Schwarck, IOGP
  • Joseph Dutton, Policy Officer E3G
  • Jan-Justus Andreas, policy manager, Bellona

12.30

Lunch & End