03/07/2018 - 12:00

Sustainable finance: is green the new gold?

  • 03/07/2018 - 12:00
We are recycling household waste and are gradually switching to tap water. But did you know that the financial sector also has an important role to play in the transition to a greener economy and cleaner energy? The European Commission is planning a series of interventions to get the financial system on a more sustainable path. Come to VLEVA on Tuesday 3 July 2018 and get a clarifying look at sustainable finance by Julian McLachlan, Policy Officer for Green Finance and Green Investment at DG Environment of the European Commission. The Minaraad and the Liaison agency Flanders-Europe (VLEVA) are pleased to welcome you to their six-monthly inspiring information session. As always, an overview will be given of the current EU dossiers in the field of energy, climate and environment. Provisional program Moderator: Hubert David, former chairman of the Minaraad and secretary of the European Environmental Bureau (EEB) 10.00 am: Reception and registration 10.15 am: Welcome and introductionMelanie De Caluwé - VLEVA 10.20 am: Current EU energy policyJan Haers - Energy Attaché Department Environment / General Representation within the Permanent Representation of Belgium to the European Union (AAVR EU). 10.50 am: Current EU environment and climate policyMarjan Decroos - Environmental Attaché Department Environment / General Representation within the Permanent Representation of Belgium to the European Union (AAVR EU). 11.20 am: Keynote speechJulian McLachlan - European Commission (DG Environment) - speech in English 11.50 am: Question and answer session 12.20 pm: ConclusionsJan Verheeke - Secretary Minaraad 12.25 pm: Lunch Practical Where: VLEVA, Kortenberglaan 71, Brussels When: Tuesday 3 July 2018 - 10.00 am to 12.45 pm Language: Dutch, but the keynote speech is in English Participation: Free, but the places are limited More information: Event website Register quickly through this link! You may also forward this invitation to people in your network. Questions? Contact Melanie De Caluwé (E. melanie.decaluwe@vleva.eu - T. 0484 74 55 96) or Jan Verheeke (E. jan.verheeke@minaraad.be - T. 02 558 01 36).