Tuesday 21 Nov. 2023

Evolving Perceptions: CCS and the Road to a Just Transition  

Event Time: 10:00-11:30  
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This event organised by Bellona Europa in the lead-up to the 2023 CCUS Forum by the European Commission, seeks to set the stage for CCS, evolving perceptions and the road to a just transition. The aim is that this event will contribute positively as a preparatory session to the Forum, and to conversations on the same topic taking place at the forum in Aalborg.

The topics of public perception and Just Transition and inherently linked when it comes to CCS. Understanding the technology, opportunities and challenges associated with CCS is crucial for large-scale deployment, and very often starts at the local level.  Further, CCS can bring significant benefits to a community through decarbonising local industrial activities, helping to generate acceptance and support for the deployment of the technologies. Such deployment benefits not just the climate but boosts job creation and the local economy.

The event will tackle the question of public perception of CCS, the importance of public engagement and how it can contribute to a just transition for the regions where harder-to-abate industries operate. We will discuss public engagement strategies that can facilitate successful cooperation between CCS project developers and local communities. Our speakers will discuss the plentiful factors that can influence public perception of CCS projects including distinct regional characteristics as well as best practices regarding public engagement around each element of the CCS value chain to generate public acceptance and support for the deployment of the technologies.

Finally, our panel will discuss how the European Commission should address the question of public perception in their upcoming Industrial Carbon Management Strategy in order to facilitate the Europe-wide large-scale deployment of CCS technologies in the harder-to-abate sector, especially those operating in just transition territories.


10:00 – 10:10 Welcome and Introduction by Hanna Biro, Bellona Europa

10:10 – 10:20 Findings and ongoing studies on public perception by Volker Oye, NORSAR

10:20 – 10:30 The Danish case of Public Perception by Pil Krogh Tygesen, Danish Energy Agency

10:30 – 10:40 Public perception of CCUS by Luciana Miu, Energy Policy Group

10:40 – 10:50 Q&A


10:50 – 11:30 Panel Discussion (moderated by Hanna Biro, Bellona Europa)

Judith Kirton-Darling, Deputy General Secretary at IndustriAll

Luciana Miu, Co-chair of WG Public Perception of CCUS, Head of Clean Economy at EPG

Volker Oye, Head of Research / Head of Department Applied Seismology at NORSAR

Sandra Malovic Vladic, Project Manager for CCS at Holcim Croatia

Pil Krogh Tygesen, Chief Advisor at the Danish Energy Agency

Tuesday 06 Jun. 2023

The Path to Net-Zero: Accelerating CCS in Central and Eastern Europe

Location: PASSAGE ROOM, Residence Palace Brussels, 155 Rue de la Loi, 1000 Brussels
Event Time: 09:00 - 16:00

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The conference will also be live-streamed with consideration to those not able to attend in person.


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The conference will bring together CCS stakeholders from Central and Eastern European (CEE) countries. The stakeholders will represent a wide range of activities across the CCS value chain in the region. This includes industry representatives, representatives of relevant national ministries in the region, EU officials, as well as civil society and academia. The purpose of the conference is to update regional actors on the EU-level CCS policy developments, as well as to enable and encourage communication and cooperation among interested parties. We will also be showcasing pilot CCS projects emerging in the CEE region. The event will also build on the success of the project’s first Brussels conference held in September last year.
The event is organised as part of the ongoing CCS4CEE project that Bellona Europa is engaged in as an expert partner.

More information about the agenda and the speakers coming soon!

Monday 15 May. 2023

2023 CEE Sustainable Finance Summit

Location: Prague
Event Time: 09:00

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Event Date: Monday, 15 May 2023, 09:00 – Friday, 19 May 2023, 18:00

The CEE Sustainable Finance Summit is the largest specialised event focused on sustainability in finance and business in Central and Eastern European (CEE) region. It aims to ignite discussions about what opportunities sustainable finance and a pivot to sustainability integration offer to the wider region. It represents a unique opportunity for the region’s stakeholders to gain more insight into sustainable finance topics, and solutions to share knowledge, and to get support for the challenges they face.

The Summit is hosted by like-minded organisations from the region, inviting senior decision makers from the private sector, finance, policymaking, and experts from various fields to join the discussion about how to unleash the potential of sustainable finance.

This Summit also serves as a space for networking and exchange between the different countries of the region.

The Summit showcases best practices in business and finance, and offers access to a unique range of experts and professionals working on the EU Green Deal, Fit for 55 Package, Sustainable Finance Agenda (EU Taxonomy, SFDR, CSRD, and Green Bond Standards). The 2021 and 2022 editions of the Summit saw thousands of online viewers, over 800,000 social media impressions, and hundreds of in person attendees.

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Tuesday 13 Sep. 2022

CO₂operation Conference

Location: Square Brussels (at Brussels Central station)
Event Time: 9:30 to 17:30
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Among other sectors, heavy industry faces significant challenges in transforming and aligning with international and European climate targets. Some 18% of the EU’s emissions originate from the production of basic materials like steel, cement, lime, and chemicals. A substantial part of Europe’s production of these materials takes place in industrial clusters in North-Western Europe. The ARRRA (Antwerp-Rotterdam-Rhine-Ruhr Area) cluster produces 40% of all chemicals in Europe. Steel and cement companies also show a high degree of regional integration. The mutual interdependence of companies operating in the cluster translates into everyday needs and similar emissions reduction challenges.

To act on climate change, fulfil their societal role, and stay competitive in the future, companies in the ARRRA cluster must comply with the net-zero and circularity objectives of the European Green Deal. Given its highly interconnected nature, the cluster needs a renewed joint strategy toward net-zero emissions in 2050 for all sectors. The cross-border nature of some of these industries calls for cross-border government efforts to decarbonise.

This conference will focus on how The Netherlands, Belgium and North Rhine-Westphalia can collaborate to speed up the decarbonisation of the ARRRA cluster; one of the biggest industrial conglomerations in Europe. In the morning, the event will feature discussions on the different industrial decarbonisation policies, the most significant challenges, and how to realise cross-border infrastructure. In the afternoon, we will bring together expert speakers to review different tools to decarbonise industry.

Preliminary Programme

• 9:00: Registration
• 9:20: Welcome – Jonas Helseth, Director, Bellona Europa

Part 1: Challenges of industrial decarbonisation

• 9:30: Industrial climate policy in Flanders – Jo Brouns, Flemish Minister, Economy, Innovation, Work, Social Economy and Agriculture
• 9:45: Realising the EU Green Deal: the need for industrial decarbonisation and cross-border  collaboration – Tomas Wyns, Senior Researcher, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
• 10:15: Realising the necessary infrastructure projects – Steven Van Caekenberghe, Head of H2 and CO2 program, Fluxys
• 10:30: Coffee break & networking

Part 2: National policies in the ARRRA cluster

• 11:00: Industrial climate policy in the Netherlands – Tom Mikunda, Senior Policy Advisor, Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy
• 11:15: Industrial climate policy in Belgium – Maxime Saliez, Policy Advisor, Belgian federal  Ministry of Energy
• 11:30: Industrial climate policy in North Rhine-Westphalia – Dr Michael Walther, Team Leader, NRW.Energy4Climate’s industry department
• 11:45: Panel discussion with Tom Mikunda, Maxime Saliez and Dr Michael Walther (moderator: Laurien Spruyt, Senior Climate and Industry Policy Manager, Bellona Europa)
• 12:30: Lunch break

Part 3: Technologies to realise net-zero emissions in industry

• 13:30: CCU and accounting of emissions – Dr Andrea Ramírez Ramírez, Professor of Low Carbon Systems and Technologies in the Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management, Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands
• 14:15: CCS governance model in the Netherlands – Tom Mikunda, Senior Policy Advisor, Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy & Michelle Prins, Programme Lead on Sustainable Industries, Natuur & Milieu
• 15:00: Coffee Break
• 15:30: Role of ports as hydrogen and circular economy hubs – Tycho Van Hauwaert, Policy  Officer on Industry and Circular Economy, Bond Beter Leefmilieu & Jakob Petutschnig, Policy Manager, Zero-Carbon Fuels, Clean Air Task Force
• 16:15: Just transition and the role of the unions in Europe, the Netherlands, Belgium and North  Rhine-Westphalia – Benjamin Denis, Senior Policy Advisor, IndustriAll, Bas van Weegberg, Executive Board Member,  FNV, Wim Careel, Advisor, ABVV  Metaal, Sophia Schönborn, IGBCE (moderator: Jeroen Fonteyn, Project manager circular economy and industry, Bond Beter Leefmilieu)
• 17:00: Apero with wine and Belgian beers
• 18:00: Closing


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Tuesday 06 Sep. 2022

Building momentum for CCS deployment in the CEE region Conference

Location: Residence Palace Brussels
Event Time: 9:00 to 15:00
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On the 6th September 2022, Bellona Europa is organising a CCS Conference in Brussels. The purpose of the conference is to establish familiarity of regional actors with the EU-level CCS policy initiatives, to introduce funding opportunities that could be used to facilitate and accelerate the deployment of CCS projects in the region, as well as to enable and encourage communication and cooperation among regional stakeholders and EU representatives. We will host speakers and panellists representing the EU institutions (i.e. the European Parliament, and the European Commission) and Member States, CCS project developers from the CEE region, as well as civil society.

Please register to the event in order to confirm your participation. If you are not able to attend the conference in person, you can follow the event online.

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Tuesday 28 Jun. 2022

The Taxonomy CDA’s misalignment with the path to net-zero and REPowerEU, and the CEE perspective

Location: Brussels
Event Time: 10:30 - 12:00 CET
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Date: 10:30-12:00 Tuesday, 28 June

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Bellona EuropaCAN Europe and E3G have the pleasure of inviting you to the virtual event “Taxonomy CDA’s misalignment with path to net-zero and REPowerEU and the CEE perspective”. This is the fourth and last event of the Bellona Europa event series on the Taxonomy CDA, co-hosted by a range of cooperative partners.

The European Commission’s REPowerEU strategy set the path to end Europe’s problematic dependency on fossil fuels, and in particular Russian fossil gas. The solution identified: to accelerate the continent-wide deployment of renewable and low carbon technologies. Rather, the Taxonomy CDA makes these very solutions compete for sustainable funding with fossil gas. Join us for a discussion on how the CDA, if it remains unchanged, risks hindering the aims of the REPowerEU, locking in Europe’s fossil assets by green-lighting more investments into new fossil gas project. This event will also delve into the CEE perspectives, and how the Taxonomy CDA will influence the CEE region in particular.


  • Welcome by moderator – Esther Bollendorff, EU Gas Policy Coordinator, CAN Europe
  • Introduction of main conclusion event series – Lina Strandvåg Nagell, Senior Manager Projects & EU Policy, Bellona Europa
  • Remarks from MEP Christophe Hansen, Group of the European People’s Party
  • Aligning the EU’s green taxonomy with the new geopolitical reality – Tsvetelina Kuzmanova, Policy Advisor, E3G
  • CEE perspective – Mihnea Catuti, Head of Research, Energy Policy Group
  • Q&A

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Thursday 02 Jun. 2022

The EU Taxonomy CDA: Proposed criteria fail to safeguard climate impact, instead increase emissions and Europe’s fossil gas dependency

Location: Online
Event Time: 12:30-14:00
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Co-organiser: Climate Bonds Initiative

Date: 12:30-13:00 Thursday, 2 June

The Taxonomy CDA introduces several fossil gas-specific exemptions to the technology neutral emission criteria meant to safeguard the Taxonomy’s contribution to net-zero by 2050.
Research shows however that the “strict conditions” under which investment in fossil gas were justified as sustainable are not sufficiently stringent to safeguard Europe’s energy transition on the path to climate neutrality by 2050. Join our discussion on why the CDA’s reliance on promises of future action without warranty or verifiability is insufficient and how it risks locking Europe in decades of continued CO2 emissions while generating efficiency losses in the long-term use of renewables.

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  • Welcome by moderator – Sean Kidney, CEO Climate Bonds Initiative
  • Remarks from MEP Michal Bloss, Groups of the Greens
  • Presentation and main findings of E3G report “Align the EU’s green taxonomy with the new geopolitical reality” – Tsvetelina Kuzmanova, Policy Advisory E3G
  • “Taxonomy CDA Fossil Gas Inclusion: relies on promises in bad faith” – Jonas Helseth, Director Bellona Europa
  • Title TBD –  Elia Trippel, Policy Analyst OECD
  • Q&A session
Tuesday 24 May. 2022

Taxonomy CDA: Implications on financial markets and the role of fossil gas in EU green transition

Location: Online
Event Time: 09:00-10:30
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Co-organiser: Climate Bonds Initiative

Date: 9:00-10:30 Tuesday, 24th May

The very Regulation meant to boost investments for renewable and low carbon technologies now potentially risks slowing down their widespread rapid deployment. Investments are likely to divert towards fossil gas, arguably coming with fewer risks to investors than many low carbon solutions. The Taxonomy CDA seem to have been side-tracked from its original ambition: to be the gold standard for sustainable investments. Come join us for a discussion on the initial aim of the Taxonomy Regulation and the implications of the CDA on the financial markets and the role of fossil gas in the green transition.

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  • Welcome by Moderator Lina S. Nagell, Bellona Europa
  • Philippe Lamberts, MEP, Group of the Greens/EFA
  • Sean Kidney, CEO, Climate Bonds Initiative
  • Victor Van Hoorn, Executive Director, Eurosif, the European Sustainable Investment Forum
  • Q&A session
Monday 16 May. 2022

CEE Sustainable Finance Summit 2022

Location: Virtual

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From 16 May to 20 May 2022, the International Sustainable Finance Centre (ISFC) is organising the CEE Sustainable Finance Summit, where Bellona’s Michał Wendołowski will be speaking about CCS deployment in Central and Eastern Europe.

Visit the Summit’s website to REGISTER for the online sessions and find out more information about the panels and speakers.  

After last year’s success, with 74 speakers and over 1000 registrations, with experts from various sectors engaging in 5 days of online discussions, this year the conference will be hybrid with both online and in-person (invite-only) participation.

The aim of this 5-day conference is to contribute to the discussion about sustainable finance and the opportunities for the CEE region created by the EU’s greater focus on carbon neutrality. The great variety of panels, featuring some of the most well-regarded experts in Europe will explore different dimensions of sustainability in finance applied to energy, banking, business, and innovation.

CEE Sustainable Finance Summit at a glance: 

  • 5 days, 16 – 20 May 2022
  • 15 panel discussions 
  • 10 Focus groups (not available online)
  • Co-hosted by 4 organisations from the CEE region in partnership with over 20+ organisations in Europe
  • 5 main topics: Sustainable Finance, Energy, Business, Banking, and Innovation.

You can also follow the summit on the Summit’s Facebook and LinkedIn pages for the most recent updates. In case of any questions, please contact


Wednesday 11 May. 2022

Fossil gas in the EU Taxonomy CDA: breach of laws and non-respect of democratic processes?

Location: Brussels
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Bellona Europa and ClientEarth have the pleasure of inviting you to the virtual event “Fossil gas in the EU Taxonomy CDA: Breach of laws and non-respect of democratic processes?”. The first of a 4-part series on the Taxonomy CDA arranged by Bellona Europa together with a range of cooperative partners.

The European Parliament has raised concerns over the democratic deficit of the CDA and non-respect of the Taxonomy Regulation that was adopted by the co-legislators. Civil society also raised the alarm due to the Commission’s disregard for the Sustainable Finance Platform’s recommendations and very limited stakeholder consultation. Member States have threatened to challenge the Act if adopted. Does the adoption of the CDA risk creating a dangerous precedent on the poor quality of the delegated acts adoption procedures and circumvention of powers delegated by the legislators?

Join us for a discussion about the potential legal shortcoming of the recently proposed Taxonomy CDA. For information on the full event series please see our brief explainer.

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– Welcome by moderator – Lina S. Nagell, Bellona Europa
– How the Commission exceeded powers conferred on it by the legislator in relation to fossil gas – Marta Toporek, ClientEarth
– Non-respect of democratic processes in the adoption of the CDA – Sirpa Pietikäinen, MEP EPP
– Austrian perspective on the legality of the CDA – Stefan Sengelin, Federal Ministry for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology
– Q & A

Moderated by Lina S. Nagell, Bellona Europa

Friday 11 Dec. 2020

Exhibition: Waste, time to end the invasion?

Location: Geopolis, Brussels
Event Time: 19:30

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IMG5_k-159 The K-159. Credit: Bellona

The radioactive relics of the K-159, the Soviet attack nuclear submarine before sinking to a depth of 200 meters under the Kara Sea, where its reactors are loaded with uranium fuel. – C: The Bellona Foundation

Géopolis is a cultural venue in Brussels dedicated to photo-reporting of current affairs and history. Offering background knowledge about geopolitical issue to the general public as well as to schools, we partnered with them for the realisation of their next exhibition on Waste and Waste Management entitled Les déchets, en finir avec l’invasion?.

Aside of two photo stories on the topic selected by the Géopolis team, we support the project on the educational side by providing a didactic overview on the history and danger of specific waste, such as nuclear one. The exhibition will also discuss current solution and positive examples on waste management across the globe.
The exhibition will run from the 5th til  20 th of December.
Geopolis – Rue de la Source, 30 – 1060 Bruxelles
Wednesday 18 Nov. 2020

Workshop: Defining real and credible Carbon Dioxide Removal

Location: Online
Event Time: 14:00 - 16:30
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Virtual Workshop


Organizers: Negem, Bellona Europa, Carbon Market Watch
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The IPCC 1.5°C Special Report states that, in addition to the urgent need to cut CO2 pollution, significant carbon dioxide removals (CDR) will be necessary over this century. However, there are potentially risks involved in getting CDR policies wrong. Counting on removals that fail to materialise or are easily reversible could undermine climate efforts, and/or provide a dangerous distraction from prioritising and investing in emission reductions.

CDR is also high on the EU’s political agenda. The Climate Law makes it legally binding for the EU to achieve a balance between greenhouse gas emissions and carbon removals at the latest by 2050. The European Commission also included CDRs in its proposal for the 2030 headline climate target. In addition, the Commission is continuing its work on carbon farming and a ‘carbon removal certification mechanism’.

A first step to avoid pitfalls related to CDRs is to set a robust but flexible definition that will allow policymakers to determine which technologies and practices lead to real carbon removals, and which ones do not.

At this event, organised by Bellona and Carbon Market Watch (as members of the European Horizon 2020 NEGEM project), we will test and receive feedback on how to define the ‘negative’ in negative emissions. Our proposed definition is based on a paper by  Tanzer and Ramírez, and builds upon four crucial principles any technology or practice must uphold before it can deliver carbon dioxide removals:

  1. Carbon dioxide is physically removed from the
  2. The removed carbon dioxide is stored out of the atmosphere in a manner intended to be permanent.
  3. Upstream and downstream greenhouse gas emissions, associated with the removal and storage process, are comprehensively estimated and included in the emission
  4. The total quantity of atmospheric carbon dioxide removed and permanently stored is greater than the total quantity of carbon dioxide emitted to the atmosphere.


14:00 – 14:10 Welcome by Bellona

14:10 – 14:25 Opening by Terhi Lehtonen, Environment State Secretary, Finland

14:25 – 14:55 Principle 1 – Removal of CO2 from the atmosphere

  • Christoph Buettler, ClimeWorks (Direct Air Capture and Storage)
  • Lorie Hamelin, University of Toulouse (Soils and biochar)
  • Heidi Sorensen, Head of Oslo Climate Agency (Waste-to-Energy with CCS)

14:55 – 15:35 Principle 2 – Storing CO2 in a manner intended to be permanent

  • Graeme Sweeney, Zero Emissions Platform (CO2 Capture and Storage)
  • Kelsey Perlman, Fern (Forestry Management)

15:35 – 15:50 Break from our screens to stretch our legs

15:50 – 16:20 Principle 3 & 4 – Getting the accounting right

  • Andrea Ramirez, TU Delft
  • Peter Zapfel, European Commission, DG Clima

16:20 – 16:30 Wrap up by CMW – which problems can a good definition solve?

Tuesday 17 Mar. 2020

Marine Energy Transition Forum 2020

Location: Antwerp, Belgium
Event Time: 9:00
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Marine Event

This year edition of the  Marine Energy Transition Forum  will focus on how established and new industry players are collaborating to deliver commercially viable and scalable ‘solutions’, with the support of research organisations, port authorities as well as political institutions. Global energy experts discuss how shipping will fuel its future and to discover what the marine energy transition really means for the economy.

Bellona Europa is represented by our Director Jonas Helseth whom will present our vision and work done so far in the context of finding solution in the maritime sector.

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Monday 09 Dec. 2019

Sailing to Zero: Solutions for Clean Shipping

Location: Nordic Pavilion, COP25 Madrid
Event Time: 15:00-16:00

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Monday, 9th December; 15:00-16:00
Nordic Pavilion, COP25 Madrid

Maritime transport is responsible for about 2.5% of global GHG emissions and could grow by about 50% to 250% by 2050. Additionally, shipping contributes significantly to harmful air pollution in port cities. We see COP25 as a great opportunity to contribute with a slot on the decarbonisation of shipping, gathering key players from the shipping sector who will present their work and current developments which pave the way for zero emission shipping.


Thursday 20 Jun. 2019

Sailing towards Paris: Can shipping be zero-emission?

Location: Brussels
Event Time: 9:00-10:30
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In the context of EUSEW Bellona Europa will be hosting a discussion about how to decarbonise the shipping sector.


The conference will look at current developments on lowering emissions in the short sea as well as the deep sea shipping sectors. According to the International Maritime Organisation (IMO), maritime transport is responsible for about 2.5% of global GHG emissions, and emissions from shipping could grow from between 50% to 250% by 2050. We see this event as a timely intervention where different key players in the shipping sector can present their work and current developments which pave the way for zero emission shipping. In light of this, our conference will gather policy makers, industry representatives and NGOs. Both –short and deep sea- panels offer the possibility to form a common dialogue where policies and solutions will be discussed, as well as barriers and lessons learnt, for going towards a decarbonised shipping sector.

Our event at the EUSEW 2019 offers the unique opportunity to kick-start this important discussion at the EU level.

Given the European Commission’s strategic long-term vision for a climate-neutral economy by 2050, a discussion on the potential of alternative technologies, based on current examples of their deployment, could help shed light on which solutions are available to the EU in order to lead the way in mitigation in this sector.

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Wednesday 12 Jun. 2019

Contributions to Decarbonising German and European Industries

Location: Düsseldorf, Germany
Event Time: 10:30-16:00
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Factories along the Rhine river at sunset in Germany Factories along the Rhine river at sunset in Dusseldorf, Germany Credit: thinkstock

How can German and European industry become compatible with a net zero emission society? What technologies and policies are needed? What kind of infrastructure is necessary? Which EU funding is available? How can we ensure a just transition of energy intensive industries, protecting jobs and the economy?


The Northern Light CO2 storage project, HeidelbergCement and Fortum – with support of the Bellona Foundation – invite industry, decision makers, unions and other stakeholders for an update on the development of carbon capture and storage (CCS) in Europe. This seminar will discuss the current challenges, milestones and potential for a greener industry in Europe.


Venue: European Cement Research Academy /ECRA)/ Verein Deutscher Zementwerke (VDZ), Tannenstrasse 2, 40476 Düsseldorf

Date & Time: June 12, 2019; from 10:30 – 16:00, including lunch

Language: The seminar will be held in English


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The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) states in their latest 1.5-degree report that CCS is necessary to meet the goals in the Paris agreement. CCS is therefore an important foundation for future sustainable industry growth in Europe. Speakers will present background and reasoning for CCS, present a status on current European projects and pilots as well as financing and the politics concerning CCS.

(Timing is subject to adjustments)
10:00 – 10:30 Arrival, registration and coffee
10:30 – 11:50 Approaches to decarbonisation 

  • Dr. Martin Schneider, Chief Executive, VDZ
  • Rikard Gaarder Knutsen, State Secretary, Ministry of Petroleum and Energy, Norway
  • Dr Lukas John, project manager, IN4Climate. NRW 
  • Guido Nelissen, Senior Policy Adviser, IndustriAll European Trade Union
  • Are Tomasgard, Confederal Secretary, Norwegian Confederation of Trade Unions (LO)
  • Dr. Joachim Hein (tbc), Senior Manager Energy and Climate, BDI – Bundesverband der Deutschen Industrie

11:50 – 12:35 Lunch
12:35 – 13:35 Carbon capture and storage – how and why?

  • Frank Peter, Deputy Executive Director, Agora Energiewende
  • Eirik Folkvord Tandberg, Managing Director, Fortum Oslo Varme
  • Per Sandberg, Senior Advisor, Business Development, Equinor/Northern Lights CO2 project
  • Stuart Haszeldine, Professor of Carbon Capture and Storage, School of GeoSciences, University of Edinburgh

13:35 – 13:55 Coffee break
13:55 – 16:00 Projects and funding

  • Jan Theulen, Group Director Alternative Resources, HeidelbergCement
  • Per Ytterberg, Head of System Development, Stockholm Exergi
  • Christian Holzleitner, Head of Unit, Land Use and Finance for Innovation, The EU Commission’s Directorate-General for Climate Action
  • Alexander Schenk, Head of Office, Stockholm, European Investment bank
  • Panel discussion, moderated by Olav Øye, CCS Advisor, Bellona

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Wednesday 13 Feb. 2019

Zero Emission Cruise

Location: Oslo
Event Time: 10:00
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Zero emission cruise

 Date and time: Wednesday, February 13th 2019,  10:00-16:00
Venue: The hybridelectric vessel “Vision of the Fjords” (Langkaien, opposite Oslo Opera House)

Lunch will be served

  • NMA (Sjøfartsdirektoratet) will be enforcing regulations for the World Heritage Fjords starting starting 1st of March 2019.
  • The Parliament has adopted a resolution for Zero Emission in the same fjords from 2026.
  • Local politicians are developing new local environmental regulations for the busiest cruise ports and destinations.

How will the cruise and tourist industries adapt to cope with tighter regulations ?

How can involved stakeholders across industries cooperate to develop a sustainable business with shared value creation for all involved?

Welcome to the Bellona Forum and mini conference with politicians, cruise operators and technology providers to highlight and discuss some of these topics.

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10:00 Welcome

  • Jan Kjetil Paulsen, Senior Advisor Bellona

10:10-11:00 Part 1: Political Background

Presentations from leading politicians representing National Norwegian Government and local municipalities.

  • Atle Hamar, State Secretary, Ministry of Climate and Environment
  • Kjetil Lund, Vice Mayor for Business Development and Public Ownership, Oslo
  • Noralv Distad, Mayor Aurland Municipality

Coffe break

11:15-12:40 Part 2: Cruise Operators

A brief overview on environmental focus, current and future solutions.

  • Tom Strang, Senior Vice President, Maritime Affairs, Carnival Corp.
  • Nicolai Skogland, Director Port Operations, Viking Cruises
  • Tor E Svensen, Vice President, Marine Technology, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines
  • Tor Geir Engebretsen, SVP Maritime Operations & COO Hurtigruten ASA
  • Bud Darr, Executive Vice President, Maritime Policy and Government Affairs, MSC Cruises
  • Dagfinn Neteland, CEO Fjord 1 ASA / The Fjords


13:20-13:50 Part 4: Panel Discussion with Politicians and Cruise Operators

Introduction by Arild Molstad, Writer and advisor on sustainable tourism

Panel discussion will end approx. 13.50

Coffe break

14:20-15:50 Part 3: Zero Emission Technology Status for Maritime Applications

We have invited leading technology companies to present their solutions for zero emission shipping today and in the future.

  • Sondre Henningsgård, DNV GL / Maritime Battery forum
  • Ove Bjørneset, Vice President, VARD Electro
  • Jan Erik Granholdt, Becker Marine
  • Jostein Bogen, Vice President, ABB
  • Jørgen Kopperstad, Project Manager Havyard Group
  • Hege Økland, CEO NCE Maritime Cleantech

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Jan Kjetil Paulsen
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Wednesday 23 Jan. 2019

The Arctic Fuel Menu and the Northern Sea Route

Location: Tromsø, Norway
Event Time: 16:30_19:00

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Wednesday 23rd January 2019

 16:30 – 19:00

 Clarion Hotel The Edge – Arbeidskontoret 2

The Arctic Fuel Menu and the Northern Sea Route

Organised by BELLONA

The conditions in the Arctic are changing. Development of resources and consequent increased transport along the Northern Sea route might have severe consequences for the environment in the Arctic. What are the prognoses for such activity, and how can transport along the Northern sea route be as environmentally friendly as possible? Join Bellona, as we look at the potential future of resource exploration in Arctic and along the Northern Sea route, and decide how to make our choice from the Arctic Fuel menu.


Opening speech:

Frederic Hauge, Founder and General Director of the Bellona Foundation

Section 1: The future of the Arctic and the case of the Northern sea route

  • Nick Hughes, Norwegian Ice Service –Prognosis for ice coverage along the Northern Sea Route
  • Vyacheslav V. Ruksha, Deputy Director of ROSATOM and Director for the Northern Sea Route (NSR) Directorate of ROSATOM – Russian strategy for the northern sea route, perspectives and consequences
  • Dr. Mikhail Grigoryev, Co-owner and the director of the consulting company GECON – Implementation of the mineral and logistics potential of the Arctic. 

Section 2: The Arctic Fuel menu

  • Yury Malyshev, General Director, OOO “SCF Arctic” – Current regulation and perspectives for fuel use among operators along the Northern sea route
  • Anne-Marit Bjørnflaten, SVP Communications, Hurtigruten – The fuel menu for an Arctic explorer operator

Section 3: Questions and discussion

Short bios on the speakers and companies

Vyacheslav V. Ruksha, Deputy Director of ROSATOM and Director for the Northern Sea Route (NSR) Directorate of ROSATOM

V. V. Ruksha graduated from the Admiral S. O. Makarov Leningrad Higher Engineering Naval School of the Order of the October Revolution in 1976. He held positions of an adviser of the president of JSC Russian Railways, head of the Federal Marine and River Transport Agency, first deputy minister of transport of the Russian Federation, and director general of JSC Murmansk Shipping Company. Since the establishing of the company in 2008 and its merger with ROSATOM, he was the Director General of FSUE Atomflot, before taking the reins in the NSR Directorate of Rosatom in 2018.

Dr. Mikhail Grigoryev, Co-owner and the director of the consulting company GECON

Dr. Grigoryev is an experienced geologist, with background from Arctic Oil and Gas Geology Division, All-Russian Research Institute for Geology and Mineral Resources of the Ocean (Ministry of Geology / Ministry of Natural Resources of the Russian Federation), and field experience from 12 Arctic expeditions. He has also served as Director of the Institute for Geology and Development of Fossil Fuels (Ministry of Fuel and Energy of the Russian Federation), before he became Director of the consulting company GECON, heading up analysis of the current state and prospects for the development of mineral resources and hydrocarbons. Dr. Grigoryev is also a member of the Scientific council of Security council of the Russian Federation, as well as a full member of the oil and gas branch of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences.

Frederic Hauge

Frederic Hauge founded Bellona in 1986, at the age of twenty. Through academic work, legal action and non-violent activism, Bellona has changed the opinion and set the agenda on environmental issues in Norway for almost three decades. The work of the Bellona Foundation has led to concrete changes in environmental policy and awareness among political and business leaders, both in Norway and internationally.

The Norwegian Ice Service

The Meteorological Institute of Norway (MET) runs the Norwegian Ice Service, which is part of MET Norway’s Forecasting Division for Northern Norway in Tromsø. The Ice Service provides daily (working day, Monday-Friday) ice charts for the European sector of the Arctic, with an emphasis on Spitsbergen (Svalbard) which is covered in detail using different synthetic aperture radar satellites including the Copernicus Sentinel-1 SAR. The Ice Service analysts study the current conditions primarily from satellite data and provide ice charts, ice-edge information, and an overview of sea surface temperatures.


Sovcomflot is Russia’s largest shipping company, and one of the global leaders in the maritime transportation of hydrocarbons, as well as the servicing and support of offshore exploration and oil & gas production. The company’s fleet (owned & chartered) specialises in hydrocarbon transportation from regions with challenging icy conditions and includes 144 vessels with a combined deadweight of 12,484,320 tonnes with the average age of 8 years. A third of these vessels have a high ice class.


Hurtigruten is the world leader in exploration travel, and the world’s largest expedition cruise company. Hurtigruten is setting a new industry standard by building the world’s first hybrid-powered expedition cruise ships. These ships will be the backbone in a greener and more advanced fleet of expedition cruise ships than the cruise industry has ever seen before. Hurtigruten implemented a voluntary ban of heavy fuel oil a decade ago and is advocating for the rest of the world to follow.

Organised by BELLONA

For more information about this side event contact Maria Varteressian, Manager, Arctic Frontiers Arena,

Friday 14 Dec. 2018

Empowered Citizens and Cities Driving the Energy Transition

Location: Vienna Room, EU Pavilion, Katowice, Poland
Event Time: 10:30 - 12:00

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COP24 E-mobility

An official COP24 side event co-organised by The Bellona Foundation and 

WHERE: Vienna Room, EU Pavilion, Katowice, Poland

WHEN: 10:30 – 12:00, 14 December 2018



European transport today is almost exclusively fuelled by imported oil, accounts for a quarter of the European Union’s total emissions and is the only sector whose emissions are still on the rise. The shift away from fossil fuel driven private modes of mobility towards shared mobility based on human power and renewable energy sources therefore holds significant promise for the future. The ‘smart charging’ of electric vehicles will be key to enabling them to work in harmony with the grid while accelerating the uptake of self-consumption in residential buildings and lowering costs for consumers. In a decentralised and smart energy system, together with renewable energy sources, new technologies such as electro-mobility and its charging infrastructure are gaining importance. An ambitious and forward-looking EU policy framework will be key to ensuring a coherent approach and level playing field for all actors from national and local policy makers, to industry, and citizens.


10:30    Teodora Serafimova, Policy Manager Electromobility, Bellona Europa

10:40    Miapetra Kumpula-Natri, Member of European Parliament, S&D Group

10:50    Marcin Korolec, Head of Electric Vehicles Promotion Foundation, Poland  

11:00    Vaiva Indilaite, Project Manager, WiseGRID

11:10   Panel discussion and Q&A (50 mins)

  • Sara Tachelet, Communications Officer, and The Mobility Factory
  • Alicja Pawlowska, Head of Mobility Management Unit, City of Gdynia
  • Wojciech Dziwisz, Business Development Manager, eMobility, ABB

Moderated by Mark Preston Aragonès, Bellona Europa

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Wednesday 28 Nov. 2018

Understanding our Future: The Role of Europe in a Changing Climate for Research

Location: Room JAN 4Q2, European Parliament, Brussels
Event Time: 16:30 - 18:30
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The Role of Europe in a Changing Climate for Research

Wednesday 28th November 2018, 16:30 – 18:30

Room 4Q2, European Parliament, Brussels

Seb Dance MEP, Fredrick Federley MEP, the Bellona Foundation and the Center for American Progress are delighted to invite you to a Hearing on the global outlook for climate science.

Since President Trump took office in the United States, the future of U.S. funding for climate research and essential atmospheric and earth data collection has been thrown into turmoil. Proposals for the U.S. Federal Budget have seen funding cuts of as much as 16.8% between 2017 and 2018, which not only risks setting-back progress and understanding in the U.S., but has critical ramifications on the international stage, including for the European Union. Indeed, almost half of all satellites monitoring the climate are run by US Administrations and are at risk of funding cuts.

On Wednesday 28th November, John Podesta, Founder of Center for American Progress, will discuss latest developments in the U.S. and offer a call-to-arms to Europe to step-up it’s support for climate science. Drawing on his insights and experience as Chief of Staff to President Clinton, and as Counsellor to President Obama, Podesta is set to offer an invaluable perspective to Members of the European Parliament alongside a selection of other senior European stakeholders.


16:30 – 16:40              Introductory Remarks

  • Jonas Helseth, Director, Bellona Europa

16:40 – 16:50              Opening remarks

  • Fredrick Federley MEP

16:50 – 17:20              Keynote speech

  • John Podesta, Founder, Center for American Progress

17:20 – 17:40              Panel discussion

  • John Podesta, Founder Center for American Progress
  • Kai-Uwe Schrogl – Chief Strategy Officer, European Space Agency
  • Fredrick Federley – MEP
  • Seb Dance – MEP

17.40 – 18:00              Q&A

18:00 – 18:10              Closing Remarks

  • Seb Dance MEP

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Monday 26 Nov. 2018

Industry in a Changing Climate

Location: Representation of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia to the EU, Rue Montoyer 47, Brussels
Event Time: 9:00 - 11:30
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Did you know that European industry emissions are already larger than total coal power emissions in the EU? Did you also know that one in five jobs in Europe is in industry (50 million in total), which generates almost a quarter of Europe’s GDP? This means that 20% of Europe’s workforce and the basis of our welfare depend on a successful transition to a low-carbon economy.
As other sectors modernise and decarbonise, industry will increasingly be exposed to demands for steep and rapid emission cuts. While there are many options that appear to address the issue of industrial emissions, only few have the potential to reduce emissions and even fewer can do so at scale. None are silver bullets. One certainty is that EU industry, unions and political leaders need to provide the basic climate infrastructure today that enables the low-carbon future and safeguards jobs tomorrow.
We look forward to welcoming you to this important discussion.

Where: Representation of North Rhine-Westphalia, Rue Montoyer 47, 1000 Brussels

When: 26 November 2018, 09:00 – 11:30


09:00 – 09:30 Registration and breakfast

09:30 – 09:35 Welcome speech, Dr. Ralf Kuder, NRW Landesvertretung

09:35 – 10:00 Decarbonising the backbone of European economy, Justus Andreas, Bellona

Guido Nelissen, IndustriALL

10:00 – 10:20 Near term actions, long term vision, Ana Serdoner, Bellona

Antje Fiehn, BDI

10:20 – 10:50 Policy helping jobs, climate and industry, Keith Whiriskey, Bellona

Rob van der Meer, HeidelbergCement

Johnny Stuen, Fortum

10:50 – 11:25 Panel discussion and Q&A, Moderator: Jonas Helseth

Sam van den Plas, WWF

Guido Nelissen, IndustriALL

Manon Dufour, E3G

11:25 – 11:30 Concluding remarks, Jonas Helseth, Director of Bellona Europa


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Thursday 24 May. 2018

Building greener and more liveable cities: the role of zero emission construction sites

Location: Room A3G-2, European Parliament, 1000 Brussels, Belgium
Event Time: 14:00 - 16:00
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Bellona and MEP Seb Dance (S&D) have the pleasure of inviting you to a conference in the European Parliament, Brussels, on May 24th, ‘Building greener and more liveable cities: the role of zero emission construction sites’.

Confirmed Participants:
Lene Lad Johansen, Smart Oslo, Oslo Kommune
Matija Matokovic, Policy Officer for Innovation and Public Procurement, DG GROW;
Josefina Lindblom, Policy Officer for Sustainable Buildings, DG ENV;
Erik Sollerud, Managing Director, PON Equipment Norway;
Tim Pryce, Interim Programme Director for Energy and Buildings, C40 Cities;
Stefanie Wieland, Head of Group Brands, Marketing & Communications, Wacker Neuson Group;
Philipp Fleischer, Head of Product Management, Liebherr-Mischtechnik GmbH;
Christina Ianssen, Transport Advisor at Bellona Foundation;
Jonas Helseth, Director of Bellona Europa

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This conference, approved as an official EU Green Week 2018 Partner event, takes a closer look at zero emission construction sites: an important component to making cities greener and more liveable. Electric mobility is increasingly recognised, among policy makers and industry alike, as the most promising measure to lowering climate-warming CO2 emissions and tackling hazardous air- and noise-pollution in urban areas. Electrification is rapidly becoming an accessible decarbonisation option for not only passenger vehicles, but also buses, trains, urban duty vehicles, ships, and not least the machinery used in the construction and renovation of the built environment.

While it is well known that construction sites are the source of different forms of pollution – including material waste, visible dust, noise, and vibration – construction and demolition sites also produce less obvious pollutants which are of serious concern for human health, namely NO2 and particulate matter. According to the European Environment Agency, environmental noise has contributed to at least 900 000 additional prevalent cases of hypertension in 2011, 43 000 additional cases of hospital admissions and to 10 000 cases of premature mortality each year. The vast majority of this pollution comes from the thousands of diesel diggers, generators and other machines operating on construction sites.

Europe can rid itself of vast amounts of urban pollution by targeting the electrification of construction machinery. A recent Bellona-sponsored study shows that construction sites emit more than 400 000 tonnes of CO₂ per year in Norway alone. This corresponds to the emissions from all passenger cars and lighter vehicles in Oslo, in addition to 5,1 tons of NOx. In recognition of these vast, climate, environmental, and human health implications, Norway has placed ‘zero emission construction sites’ high on its agenda in recent months, and a number of public builders are already investing in and demanding emission-free construction sites. While 25% of emissions in Oslo are from construction machines, the city has a target of reducing emissions by 50% by 2020, and by 95% by 2030. What is more, since 2017, the City Council has set a minimum requirement of fossil-free construction sites in public procurement procedures.

EU Green Week 2018 offers the unique opportunity to kick-start this important discussion at the EU level.

The EU has already taken a first step to tackling these emissions. Regulation (EU) 2016/1628 aims to progressively reduce emissions from non-road mobile machinery and phase out equipment with the most polluting engines. Drawing on the Norwegian experience, decarbonising the EU construction sector, necessitates a common development course and dialogue between public authorities that are key to facilitating the right regulatory and financial framework, and market participants with hands-on expertise and the resources to deploy the solutions.

In light of this, our conference will gather policy makers, companies and NGOs in a common dialogue, building upon best practices from Norway. Representatives from the city of Oslo, voted European Green Capital in 2019, and construction companies will, together with Bellona discuss policies and solutions, as well as barriers and lessons learnt, for going towards zero emission construction sites.


14:05   Opening remarks Host MEP, Seb Dance (S&D Group)

 14:15   Best practices from Oslo Green Capital 2019: How public authorities can play a catalytic role in stirring the transition to zero emission construction sites?  – Lene Lad Johansen, Project Leader Smart Oslo, Oslo Kommune 

 14:25   The full-chain decarbonisation perspective: zero emissions building materials, processes & cities. – Christina Ianssen, Transport Advisor, Bellona Foundation

 14:35   Current and future EU policy initiatives: a closer a look at innovative public procurement in fostering zero emission construction – Matija Matokovic, Policy Officer for Innovation and e-Procurement, DG GROW, European Commission

 14:45   The state of the art and what policy is needed to deliver zero emission technology – Erik Sollerud, Managing Director, PON Equipment Norway

 14:55   Panel discussion and Q&A (45 mins)

  • Josefina Lindblom, Policy Officer for Sustainable Buildings, Unit for Sustainable Production, Products and Consumption, DG ENV
  • Tim Pryce, Programme Director for Energy and Buildings, C40 Cities
  • Stefanie Wieland, Head of Group Brands, Marketing & Communications, Wacker Neuson Group
  • Philipp Fleischer, Head of Product Management, Liebherr-Mischtechnik GmbH

 15:40   Closing remarks Host MEP, Seb Dance (S&D Group)

Moderated by Jonas Helseth, Director of Bellona Europa

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Tuesday 27 Feb. 2018

One million electric vehicles just around the corner – What next?

Location: Member's Restaurant, European Parliament, Brussels
Event Time: 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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The Platform for Electro-Mobility, of which Bellona is an active member, together with MEP Matthijs van Miltenburg, have the pleasure of inviting you to a conference in the European Parliament, Brussels, on 27 February 2018, ‘One million electric vehicles just around the corner – What next?’


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In the coming months, Europe is set to pass the 1 million electric vehicles mark. Considering EVs were virtually absent from the market half a decade ago, this is a stunning achievement which must not hide the fact that electrification of transport will still require some support from policy makers in the coming years.

The European Commission’s mobility package, with the revision of the Clean Vehicles directive, an action plan for the deployment of alternative fuels infrastructure and new emission standards for cars and vans is a unique opportunity to lift obstacles to EV purchase.

During this event, speakers will discuss the current status of EV deployment in the EU, and share their insights on what still holds down consumers from switching to electric cars, where and how to deploy a charging infrastructure and what European policy-makers can do to support the transition towards electro-mobility.


  • 16:30 Registration
  • 17:00 Welcome address, Matthijs van Miltenburg, MEP
  • 17:10 Introduction, Marie-France van der Valk, Chair of the Platform for Electro-mobility
  • 17:20 Keynote speech, Violeta Bulc, Commissioner for Transport (tbc)
  • 17:30 Panel debate and Q&A with the audience – Can the EC transport package keep the momentum for electro-mobility?

Moderator – Greg Archer, Director Clean Vehicles, Transport & Environment

– Monique Goyens, Director General, BEUC
– Infrastructure provider (ABB)
– Benjamin Bailly, e-Bus Director, Alstom
– Public transport operator (UITP)
– Christopher Burghardt, Managing Director Europe, Chargepoint

  • 18:50 Concluding remarks, Hans-Jürgen Salmhofer, Executive Dept. Mobility Change & Decarbonisation, Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology (tbc)
  • 19:00 Networking Cocktail

Learn more about the Platform for Electro-Mobility here.

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Thursday 23 Nov. 2017

Bellona Europa Conference: Going Electric Towards Cleaner and Healthier Cities

Location: Room A3H-1, European Parliament, Rue de Trèves 3, Brussels
Event Time: 9:00 - 11:00 AM
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A European Parliament Conference on Air Pollution and Clean Mobility co-hosted by MEP Seb Dance, MEP Keith Taylor and Bellona Europa

Bellona Conference on Air Pollution and Clean Mobility Bellona Conference 'Going Electric Towards Cleaner and Healthier Cities', European Parliament, 23 Nov 2017 Credit: Bellona

On 23 November at 09:00 Bellona Europa will be co-organising together with MEP Seb Dance (S&D) and MEP Keith Taylor (Greens), a conference on air pollution and clean mobility in the European Parliament. 

Focus of the conference:

One in three Europeans living in cities today endure air quality deemed illegal under EU air quality standards: this entails significant financial and economic implications, in terms of increased expenditures on hospital charges, public health spending, reduced labor productivity and pre-mature deaths. Road transport is to blame for the lion’s share of health damaging local air pollution, being the largest source of NOx emissions as well as particulate matter. A recent Bellona report finds that if this heavy, yet unaccounted for, human health cost was to be borne by fossil auto makers we would see a doubling in the average internal combustion engine (ICE) car’s sticker price. This unaffordable personal and economic cost of air pollution underscores the need for strong policy action on EU, national and local levels.

This conference will take a closer look at the role of public authorities in tackling the air pollution-induced human health crisis through stimulating the uptake of zero emission mobility. World-wide 557,000 cities and communities spend roughly €4 trillion per year; the equivalent of 10% of global GDP. This makes cities key to boosting demand for sustainable zero emission mobility. The ongoing revision of the Clean Vehicles Directive offers a once-in-a-decade opportunity to redesign existing EU legislation into a user-friendly and effective tool for the procurement of zero emission electric vehicles and paving the way for cleaner, healthier cities.


09:15     Opening remarks Host MEP, Keith Taylor (Greens Group)

09:25     The tremendous human health cost of conventionally fueled road transport, and how public authorities can play a catalytic role in stirring the market for electro-mobility? Jonas Helseth, Director of Bellona Europa

09:35     A closer look at the city we live in: reflecting citizens’ voices in local and EU legislation. Lievin Chemin, Mobility & Air Quality, Brussels Citizens’ Initiative, BRAL

09:45     Transitioning from niche to mainstream: Getting the right regulatory framework in place & creating supply & demand for clean mobility. Felix von Pechmann, Head of Electric Bus Programme, RATP

09:55     Panel discussion and Q&A (25 mins)

Jef Van Damme, Member of Brussels Parliament (Socialists Group)

Jose Fernandez Garcia, Policy Officer, Clean Transport and Sustainable Urban Mobility, DG MOVE, European Commission

Representative from the Permanent Representation of Denmark to the EU

10:20     Closing remarks Host MEP, Seb Dance (S&D Group)

Moderated by Teodora Serafimova, Policy Manager Electro-Mobility at Bellona Europa

Coffee & tea will be served.

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Monday 06 Nov. 2017

The Bellona Foundation at UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn

Location: Bonn, Germany

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This year’s UN Climate Summit (COP23) will be held in Bonn, Germany 6 – 17 November. The conference will be convened under the Presidency of Fiji, determined to maintain the momentum of the 2015 Paris Agreement. Bellona will be present and arranging several events, notably on CCS and e-mobility.

A program for all Bellona events is available here.

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