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Thank you for joining our event at the European Parliament !

Thank you for joining our event at the European Parliament !

As Mayors, we have to mobilize and engage our communities - most importantly the youth - to achieve resilient, low-emission, circular, nature-based equal and healthy cities. The City of Strasbourg, as one of the Capitals of Europe, is particularly committed to inventing a new urban development model for tomorrow. To do so, our "common language" should be the new framework of the SDGs that we must localize.

Hosted by MEP Fredrick Federley

5 November, 15:00 – 17:00

European Parliament

As momentum builds for the EU to agree a long term strategy on climate neutrality, join MEP Federley, representatives from the Step Up Now platform and EU policymakers to discuss how to deliver an ambitious package for a European Green Deal.

Hear from those who have already transformed their approach and operations, on what lessons they have learned and what agenda should be set for the new Commission.


15:00 - 15:15 - Introductions

  • Fredrick Federley, Member of the European Parliament
  • Ursula Woodburn, Head of EU Relations, CLG Europe                  

15:15 -15:30 - What can a European Green Deal offer cities and citizens?

  • Moderated by Kathleen Van Brempt, Member of the European Parliament (tbc)
  • Mieke Hullebroeck, General Director, The City of Ghent
  • Anna Lisa Boni, Secretary General, Eurocities                    

15:30 - 15:45 - How to shift more investment into the clean economy?

  • Moderated by Martin Hojsík, Member of the European Parliament (tbc)
  • Gonzalo Sáenz de Miera, Climate Change Director, Chairman Area, Iberdrola
  • Harry Verhaar, Head of Global Public and Government Affairs, Signify
  • Gerrit Ledderhof, Responsible Investment & Public Affairs at Aegon Asset Management (tbc)

15:45 - 16:05 - What role for policymakers?

  • Constance Kann, Director International Relations and Public Affairs, European Investment Bank (EIB)
  • Sami Andoura, Team Leader at the European Political Strategy Centre (EPSC) European Commission
  • Niels Fuglsang, Member of the European Parliament (tbc)

16:05 - 16:20 - Respondents to the discussion

  • Clara Salarich Ortega, Head of Public Policy EU, Corporate Public Policy, METRO
  • Helena Viñes Fiestas, Deputy Global Head of Sustainability, Global Head of Stewardship and Policy, BNP Paribas (tbc)
  • Enel (tbc)
  • Maria da Graça Carvalho, Member of the European Parliament

16:20 - 16:50 - Q&A

16:50 - 17:00 - Closing remarks

  • Fredrick Federley, Member of the European Parliament

The event will be on the record.

Step Up Now is built in partnership with existing coalitions. It is facilitated by the European Climate Foundation, and the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL)'s Corporate Leaders Groups. CISL brings together business, government and academia to find solutions to critical sustainability challenges.

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