Bellona Climate Action Conference 2024

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Time and place

October 1, 2024


ACE Events, Brussels, Belgium

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Hanna Biro

On the occasion of Bellona Europa celebrating its 30th anniversary in Brussels, we are thrilled to host our first Bellona Climate Action Conference. This event will discuss strategies and solutions to accelerate industrial decarbonisation, focusing on the necessary steps at the policymaking level to achieve the EU’s climate objectives by 2030. With the EU’s climate targets for 2030 looming large, the EU’s next legislature must ensure that industrial policy developments align with Europe’s climate goals. This conference serves as a platform for constructive dialogue and collaboration, bringing together representatives from EU institutions, industries, civil society organisations, and trade unions.

The conference agenda encompasses a diverse array of panels aimed at comprehensively discussing the critical issue of industrial decarbonisation within a systematic framework, rather than in isolation. Throughout the event, participants will engage in discussions on transforming energy systems and building lead markets for low-carbon products, CO2 infrastructure as well as the economics of industrial decarbonisation looking at carbon pricing. Together we will delve into concepts such as embodied carbon and explore how climate solutions like electrification, CCS or hydrogen can contribute to decarbonisation efforts.


13:30-14:00 Registration

14:00–14:05 Opening remarks

14:05-14:15 Keynote speech by Kurt Vandenberghe, Director-General DG CLIMA (TBC)

14:15-15:00 Session 1 – Decarbonising Power Systems for an Industrial Transition 

15:00-15:40 Session 2 – Unlocking Markets for Low-Carbon Materials: The Role of Green Public Procurement  

15:40-16:10 Coffee break 

16:10-16:50 Session 3 – Clearing the Path for Industrial Decarbonisation Through CO2 Infrastructure Deployment 

16:50-17:30 Session 4 – Effective Carbon Pricing for European Low-Carbon Manufacturing: a Dialogue 

17:30-17:45 Closing remarks

18:00-20:00 Bellona’s 30th Anniversary Reception

Following the conference, we invite you to celebrate with us Bellona’s 30th anniversary. Our office will provide a space for networking and exchange among stakeholders working with us to drive the EU towards its net-zero target.

In case you cannot attend in person, there is also an option to watch it online on Zoom. Sign-up here.

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