Wednesday 12 Jul. 2017

Bellona Europa Documentary Screening: “There Will Be Water”

Location: Mundo B, Rue d'Edimbourg 26, 1050 Ixelles, Belgium
Event Time: 18:30 - 20:30
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On 12 July at 18:30 Bellona Europa will be organising a movie screening evening of the documentary «There Will Be Water» in the Fairtrade Room of Mundo B. The documentary tells the story of the Sahara Forest Project, and its pursuit of the ambitious vision of greening desert areas whilst producing food, freshwater and clean energy at the same time.

The idea is simple – bring saltwater into the desert – evaporate it by means of the sun and create fresh water, food and energy in desert. But it is 50 degrees in the sun and it seems that every drop of fresh water requires a drop of sweat. The global demand for water is growing while at the same time the world’s available freshwater levels are dropping at alarming rates. More than a 1.5 billion people live in water stressed areas. And, the Middle East is drying up – water scarcity is causing severe political and regional tensions.

Following the movie, stay with us for a short discussion on sustainable growth of biomass. Bellona Europa published earlier this year a report looking into the opportunities and risks of using seaweed and algae cultivation for aviation bio-jetfuel.

See trailer of the documentary here.

Limited number of seats, please register here.



Tuesday 28 Mar. 2017

Energy on the move: Going forward with electro-mobility

Location: Brussels, European Parliament
Event Time: 17:30
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The Platform for Electro-mobility, of which Bellona is a founding member, is a growing collaborative, multi-stakeholder initiative to accelerate the transition towards sustainable transport by means of electro-mobility. In the framework of the discussions on the “Clean energy for all Europeans” package, our 25 members believe that electro-mobility is one of the main levers to achieve the European Union’s goals to decarbonise the economy, increase energy security and foster innovation and competitiveness in Europe’s core industries.

Bellona Foundation President Frederic Hauge will feature among the event’s panelists to share Bellona’s experience in fostering the electric revolution in Norway, and how EU countries can draw lessons and replicate best practices.

The event will bring together high-level representatives of the European Institutions, EU member states and experts to discuss the role of electro-mobility in Europe’s transition to a low-carbon economy and in fostering economic growth.


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When ? Tuesday 28 March 2017 from 5.30 to 8.00 pm

Where ? European Parliament, Members’ salon


17.30  Registration

18:00  Event starts with keynote speeches from MEPs and EU high level Rep.

18:30  Panel discussion followed by Q&A session

20.00  Event ends


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Thursday 13 Oct. 2016

Manufacturing Our Future: Industries, EU Regions and Climate

Location: Brussels, CEN CENELEC Meeting Centre, Avenue Marnix 17b,
Event Time: 12:30 - 17:00
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Manufacturing Our Future: Industries, EU Regions and Climate

When: 13 October 2016

Where: CEN CENELEC Meeting Centre, Avenue Marnix 17b, Brussels, Belgium

Lunch: 12:30 – 13:30

Time: 12:30 – 17:15

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Just and achievable industrial decarbonisation

2015 was the hottest year since records began, at 0.76° Celsius above the 1961-1990 average. In the same year, governments from around the globe concluded an ambition to halt global warming at 1.5° and a maximum 2° Celsius.

Industrial Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Storage (iCCUS) will be an important pillar in deeply decarbonising European industrial products. Sectors such as Steel, Cement, Refining, Fertiliser production, Waste to Energy and Chemicals all require CO2 transport, CO2 utilisation and storage networks to radically improve climate performance.   

Current EU and national policies have so far not given the needed signals for European industry to invest in CCUS projects. A societally and climactically disastrous choice is emerging; to decarbonise or to retain industrial production and employment: This is a false choice. A change in approach is required to enable the decarbonisation of strategic European industries.

Speakers from European industry, labour unions and regional and European policy makers will describe their approach to enabling decarbonisation of industry, while maintain competitiveness and advancing investment.


12:30 – 13:30              Lunch & coffee


13:30 – 13:40             Welcome introduction – Jonas Helseth, Director, Bellona Europa

13:40 – 13:50             Industrial decarbonisation – Martin Porter, Executive Director Industrial Innovation and EU Affairs, European Climate Foundation and i24c

13:50 – 14:00             Linking EU climate and industrial policies: ensuring a just transition – Jude Kirton-Darling MEP

14:00 – 14:15             Industrial regions and climate policies: trade union’s perspectives – Benjamin Denis, Advisor, ETUC

14:15 – 14:30             The European cement industry and climate action – Rob Van der Meer, Director Public Affairs, Global Environmental Sustainability, HeidelbergCement

14:30 – 14:45             The European steel industry and climate action – Robert Jan Jeekel, Head of EU Institutional Affairs, ArcelorMittal

14:45 – 15:00             General discussion / Q&A Session 1  led by Jonas Helseth


15:00 – 15:20             Coffee & Cake


15:20 – 15:40             Report launch: Manufacturing our Future: report on industries, EU regions and climate – Keith Whiriskey, Technology Manager, Bellona Europa

15:40 – 16:00             Norwegian CCS strategy –  Kristin Myskja, Assistant Director General, Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy

16:00 – 16:15             EU action to strengthen EU industries while enabling deep decarbonisation – Vladimir Zuberec, Policy Officer – New Energy Technologies, Innovation and Clean Coal, DG ENER, European Commission

16:15 – 16:30             Rotterdam CO2 cluster development –  Ernest Groensmit, Senior Advisor Business Development, The Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO)

16:30 – 16:45            Reigniting the debate on industrial decarbonisation through CC(U)S in Germany – Prof. Hans-Joachim Kümpel, Acatech

16:45 – 17:00             General Discussion / Q&A Session 2 –  led by Christoph Wollf, Managing Director, European Climate Foundation

17:00 – 17:15             Closing statements –  Jonas Helseth, Bellona Europa



CEN-CENELEC Management Centre

4th floor: CEN-CENELEC Meeting Centre

Avenue Marnix 17B

1000 Brussels


By public transport:

From any underground station reach Line N°2 or N°6 and get off at station

Porte de Namur / Naamsepoort


By train:

From Brussels South Station (Gare du Midi / Zuidstation),

  • Take a taxi to Avenue Marnix 17 (1000 Brussels) or
  • Take the underground
    • Line N°2 Simonis -Elisabeth or
    • Line N°6 direction Roi Baudouin / Koning Boudewijn – Elisabeth (6’ travel)
      • Get off at the 4th stop – station Porte de Namur / Naamsepoort.
      • You are at about 100 m from the CEN – CENELEC premises.