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Program, presentations and Chair's Summary

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Monday May 21    
Day 1
Chair: Anders Wijkman
Introduction Setting the Stage
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17:30-17:40

Welcome – Introduction

Knut M. Ore, Chairman of the Board of Kings Bay and Chairman of the Ny-Ålesund Symposium Board

17:40-17:55

Opening Speech

Trond Giske, Minister of Trade and Industry, Norway

 

17:55-18:15

Setting the Stage: Global and Arctic Climate Change (Via video)

Rajendra Kumar Pachauri, Chairman of the IPCC, India

18:15-18:45

Climate Change in the Arctic and its Implications for the Globe

Robert W. Corell, Principal for the Global Environment and Technology Foundation, USA

18:45-19:00

Q & A, Discussion

 

20:00-

Dinner

 

Tuesday May 22
Day 2
Chair: Anders Wijkman
Session 1:
Climate Technology Innovation

07:30-08:30

Breakfast in the service building

 

08:15-08:35

IPCC Special Report on Renewable Energy Sources

Kristin Seyboth, Senior Scientist at Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research and IPCC,  Germany

08:35-08:55

IEA-Scenarios for Developing a More Sustainable Technology Future

Bo Diczfalusy, Director of the IEA’s Directorate of Sustainable Energy Policy and Technology, Sweden

08:55-09:10

The Global Energy Assessment

Robert W. Corell, Principal for the Global Environment and Technology Foundation, USA

09:10-09:25

Desertec: Technologies for a Sustainable Energy Mix

 

Bernd Utz, Head of the Project Desertec Initiative, Siemens, Germany

09:25-09:40

North Sea Wind Farms, Supergrid, and Norway as the Green Battery of Europe

Christian Rynning-Tønnesen, CEO of Statkraft, Norway

09:40-09:55

Coffee & tea

 

09:55-10:10

The Future of Battery Driven or Chargeable Hybrid Cars

Christian Kunstmann, Senior Manager of GME Electrification, Germany

10:10-10:25

Energy Efficient Future for Buildings

Svein Richard Brandtzæg, CEO of Hydro, Norway

10:25-12:00

Discussion

 

12:00-13:00

Lunch break

 

Session 2: Policies and Regulatory Framework for Low-Carbon Growth 

13:00-13:20

Policies for Innovation and Implementation of Renewable Technologies

Bert Metz, Fellow at the European Climate Foundation, The Netherlands

13:20-13:35

European Policies to Promote Climate Technology

 

Hans van Steen, Head of Unit Regulatory Policy & Promotion on Renewable Energy, Directorate-General for Energy of the European Commission, Belgium

13:35-13:50

Can We Invent Our Way to the Green Economy / a Sustainable Future?

Daniel Reifsnyder, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Environment and Sustainable Development, US State Department, USA

13:50-14:05

The Swedish Experience

Erik Brandsma, Director General at the Swedish Energy Agency, Sweden

14:05-14:20

Why California has Managed to Keep Stable Electricity Consumption per Capita?

Daniel M. Kammen, Class of 1935 Distinguished Professor of Energy at the University of California, USA

14:20-14:50

Coffee & tea

 

14:50-16:00

Discussion

 

16:00-16:15

Official Symposium picture to be taken outside

 

17:00-19:00

Boat trip on Kongsfjorden. Illustration of climate change.

 

19:30 -

Dinner at Mellageret

 

Wednesday May 23

Day 3: Policies and Regulatory Framework for Low-Carbon Growth

Chair: Anders Wijkman

07:15-08:00

Breakfast in the service building

 

07:45-08:00

Coffee & tea

 

08:00-08:30

How Can Business Contribute and Which Framework Conditions are Required?

Johannes Teyssen, CEO of E.ON AG, Germany

08:30-09:00

China's Path Towards Sustainable Development

Bernice Lee, Research Director, Chatham House, UK

09:00-10:00

Discussion

 

10:00-10:15

Coffee & tea 

 

10:15-10:45

Chair's Summary and Closing Remarks

Anders Wijkman, Senior Advisor Stockholm Environmental Institute, Sweden
Trond Giske, Minister of Trade and Industry, Norway

11:30 and 12:00

First and second departure from Ny-Ålesund to Longyearbyen

Time of departure will be announced Wednesday morning. Lunch packages will be provided

11:30-12:30

Lunch

 

13:00 and 13:30

Third and the last departure from Ny-Ålesund to Longyearbyen

Time of departure will be announced Wednesday morning

14:45

Departure from Longyearbyen to Oslo

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Last updated: May 30, 2012