Global Eco Forum

VI Eco Meda Green Summit

Global Eco Forum

28th of November 2014. Casa Llotja de Mar, Barcelona

The Global Eco Forum gathers opinion leaders, decision and change makers to promote dialogue and collaboration towards the sustainability of the Mediterranean region. This year edition focuses on emerging global issues such as green economy, green finance, eco-entrepreneurship and sustainable resources management (raw materials, water and energy). The Eco Forums are organized annually by eco-union, an independent non-profit association, and hosted for the first time by the Mediterranean Week of Economic Leaders.



08:00 Registration
09:15 Official Opening
  • Jérémie Fosse, President, Eco-union
  • Antoni Vives, Urban Habitat Councillor, City of Barcelona
  • Mireia Canals, General Secretary, Euroregion Pyrénées-Mediterranée (tbc
  • Anwar Zibaoui, Coordinator, Association of Mediterranean Chambers of Commerce and Industry
10:00 The Resource, Energy and Water Dialogue
In the climate change era with unsecure access to water, energy and raw materials, how to promote the sustainable use of natural resources in our territories and industries without harming the economic and social development of the region?
  •  Malek Kabariti, Former Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources of Jordan
  •  Narciso Berberana, CEO, Aqualogy Environment
  • Alessandro Galli, Director, Mediterranean-MENA Program, Global Footprint Network
  • Hugues Ravenel, Director, Plan Bleu
  •  Ester Sarsa, Sustainability Director, Danone
 Moderator: Stuart Reigeluth, Director, Revolve Magazine
11:30 Coffee Break & Networking
12:00 The Green Finance Dialogue
After one of the strongest crisis of the current financial system, how to influence the international and local financial flows to integrate the sustainability principles while sustaining greener businesses and sound job creation?
  • Charles Arden-Clarke, Acting Head, 10YFP Secretariat, UNEP
  • Roderick Egal, President, iesMed
  • Sean Kidney, CEO, Climate Bonds Initiative
  • Giles Dickson,Vice-president Environmental Policies and Global Advocacy, Alstom Group
Moderator: IEMed  (tbc)
13:30 Lunch Break
15:00 Participative workshops (in parallel)
 – Financing eco-entrepreneurs and green SMEs (by SCP/RAC & Switch Med)
 – Water Management and governance in the euro-region (Gota project)
17:00 The Green Economy Dialogue
What are the barriers and opportunities to implement a green and inclusive economy in the Mediterranean region? Who would be the main actors and change makers to engage with? How to accelerate this necessary transition?
  • Pascal Canfin, Senior adviser, World Resource Institute
  • Charles Arden-Clarke, Acting Head, 10YFP Secretariat, UNEP
  • Nathalie Girouard, Coordinator, Green Growth Strategy, OECD
  • Raymon Van Ermen, Director, European Partner for Environment
Moderator: TBC
18:30 Conclusions & Closing Remarks
  • Santi Vila, Minister, Territory and Sustainability, Government of Catalonia (tbc)
  • Naser Tahboubm, Deputy Secretary General for Environment and Water, Union for the Mediterranean (tbc)
  • Jérémie Fosse, president, eco-union& director, Global Eco Forum
NB: The above programme is provisional and may be subject to change due to the availability of speakers

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