8:30 – 9:00 | Registrations and welcome coffee

9:00 – 9:10 | Opening remarks

  • Peter Schmidt (replacing Ester Vitale as President of the study group)
  • Toni Vidan, rapporteur of the opinion

9:10 – 9:40 | Policy panel

Moderated by Toni Vidan

  • Elena Višnar Malinovská, Head of Unit, Adaptation to climate change, DG CLIMA
  • Philip Owen, Head of Unit for Climate Finance, DG CLIMA
  • Nataša Kačić Bartulović, Croatian Permanent Representation
  • Pierre Larrouturou, Member of the European Parliament

9:40 – 11:00 Green and Social Deal for Europe: Financing the low-carbon transition and climate change adaptation

Moderated by Peter Schmidt, President of the Sustainable Development Observatory

  • Elettra Agliardi, Professor in Economics, University of Bologna
  • Wouter Vanneuville, Expert Climate Change Adaptation, European Environment Agency
  • Maria Kleis Walravens, Head of Energy, Client Earth
  • Monica Peña Sastre, Policy Officer, Climate and Energy, European Investment Bank

Q&A and debate

11:00 – 11:30 | Coffee break

11:30 – 13:00 | Involvement of non-state actors – interactive discussion

Moderated by Dimitris Dimitriadis, co-rapporteur of the opinion

  • Gerhard Huemer, Director for Sustainable Development, SME United
  • Benjamin Denis, Policy Adviser, industriALL
  • Markus Trilling, Finance & Subsidies Policy Coordinator, CAN Europe

Q&A and debate


  • Toni Vidan, rapporteur
  • Dimitris Dimitriadis, co-rapporteur of the opinion

Participants can speak in FR-EN-IT-EL-HR and listen to FR-EN-IT-EL-HR