ENDS Europe Debate

ENDS EuropeEYC: Creativity and Innovation European Year 2009CEFIC

Can innovation lead us out of the climate crisis?

ENDS Europe is pleased to present the first live debate to be held in Brussels in partnership with the European Chemical Industry Council – Cefic to discuss the role that innovation should play in finding our way out of the climate crisis.

Taking place on the 4th June, on the eve of the World Environment Day, the debate will explore the relationship between innovation and climate in light of the current economic situation.

Attendance at the event, which is being held at the Residence Palace in Brussels, is free for an invited audience that is expected to make a vital contribution to the debate. The European Commission has approved it as part of the European Year of Creativity and innovation events.

Four high-level speakers will make short presentations, followed by a moderated Q&A session. After the debate we hope you will enjoy with us cocktails kindly provided by Cefic.

Date Thursday 4th June 2009
Time 17.30 - Welcome Speech, Dr Wolfgang Plischke
17.45 - 18.30 – Speaker presentations
18.30 - 19.30 – Moderated Q&A session followed by cocktails
Venue The Polak Room, Residence Palace, Brussels


  • FEDRIGO Doreen, Policy Officer, European Environmental Bureau
  • KOOPMAN Gert-Jan, Director, European Commission   
  • MELI Luigi, CECED, European Committee of Domestic Appliances Manufacturers
  • Vitelli, Alessandro, Director, IDEAcarbon

The debate will be moderated by Nadia Weekes, Editor, ENDS Europe

To reserve your place at this free debate, please email or complete and submit this form (pdf download 116K). Places will be allocated on a first-come-first served basis so please reserve as soon as possible.

We do hope you can join us for what promises to be a very valuable and interesting evening.

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