Closing session

On the road to Kunming

This session will reflect on the main lessons of the week, drawing conclusions from the multitude of speeches, debates and workshops that have shaped Green Week 2020. It will seek to answer the big questions that have arisen, looking for areas in which greater cooperation will deliver the protections we need to safeguard our precious natural resources.

Questions might include, Why is it so difficult to get political leaders to take biodiversity loss seriously, when natural capital plays such a fundamental role in our lives? What are the short-term priorities for action?  And what can citizens do to speed the process of change?

As the curtain comes down, participants will discuss how the EU can lead the way on protecting biodiversity, deliver the Green Deal, and pave the way to a genuinely ambitious deal for nature at the upcoming global biodiversity summit Kunming, China.

Welcome:

Florika Fink-Hooijer Director-General, Directorate General for Environment, European Commission

Statement from President Ursula Von Der Leyen

Panel:

Virginijus Sinkevičius, Commissioner for Environment, Oceans and Fisheries, European Commission

Inger Andersen, Executive Director, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

Jochen Flasbarth, State Secretary at the Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, Germany

Pascal Canfin, Chair of the Environment Committee, European Parliament

Marjeta Jager, Deputy Director-General, Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development, European Commission

Moderator:

Chris Burns, Burnstorm Communications

Streaming

Our principal priority is the health, safety and wellbeing of our speakers, moderators, exhibitors and participants, and so we have been monitoring the situation concerning the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak constantly. Due to the current situation and restrictions, it has been decided that EU Green Week 2020 will be available exclusively online.

You will have the opportunity to join the EU Green Week in a new immersive virtual experience. Not only will you be able to watch all the sessions live and interact with the speakers, but you will also have the possibility to explore the exhibitions and network with the other attendants just as if you were there !
The virtual event platform will be soon open - all you have to do is to register and you will gain access to the event from your home or office.
If you are interested in attending the virtual event, you can leave your e-mail address here and we will contact you as soon as the registration platform is available.