Thursday 11 May 2017

The Journey to Green Growth… Seeking Solutions to the Challenges

Zenon Kitievs A, Level 0, Filoxenia Conference Centre

This event, organised by EBRD’s Environment and Sustainability Department, begins with a dynamic presentation of the Bank’s impact as we launch the EBRD’s Sustainability Report 2016, highlighting the accomplishments of the Bank and its clients during the year. 

A panel discussion then explores the concept of green growth and its relevance to EBRD’s countries of operations, the Bank’s role promoting effective green and inclusive growth, and the solutions necessary to achieve positive sustainable development. 

The event concludes with the 2017 EBRD Sustainability Awards which recognises achievements in four categories: Sustainable Energy; Climate Change Adaptation; Environmental and Social Best Practice; and Environmental and Social Innovation.

Meet our sustainability award judges.

Learn more about the Green Quality.

Moderator

Jonathan Charles

Managing Director, Communications, EBRD

Speakers

Cameron Hepburn

Director of Economics of Sustainability Programme, Institute for New Economic Thinking at the Oxford Martin School

Ms Jacqueline McGlade

Division Director, United Nations Environment Programme

Dimitri Zenghelis

Joint-Head Climate Policy, London School of Economics

Jonathan Charles

Managing Director, Communications, EBRD

Jonathan Charles is the Managing Director of the Communications department at the EBRD and is a member of the Bank’s Executive Committee.

Mr. Charles came to the Bank in 2011 after a long and distinguished career at the BBC, winning several awards for his journalism. As a BBC presenter and foreign correspondent, he has appeared on BBC1 and BBC World News television, as well as the BBC’s main radio channels.

His specialist areas include economics, Russia, the EU and international diplomacy; he has a keen interest in issues surrounding the single currency.

He established television operations for the BBC in Brussels and Frankfurt, and operated in many conflict zones throughout the world. He holds an MA (Oxon) and BA in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from Oriel College, Oxford University.

Cameron Hepburn

Director of Economics of Sustainability Programme, Institute for New Economic Thinking at the Oxford Martin School

Professor Cameron Hepburn is Professor of Environmental Economics at the Smith School and a Fellow at New College, University of Oxford.  He is the Director of the Economics of Sustainability Programme at the Institute for New Economic Thinking and Co-Director of the Net Zero Carbon Investment Initiative at the Oxford Martin School. He has degrees in law and engineering, a doctorate in economics, and over 30 peer-reviewed publications in economics, public policy, law, engineering, philosophy, and biology. Cameron has advised governments (e.g. China, India, UK and Australia) and international institutions (e.g. OECD, UN organisations) on energy, resources and environmental policy.  He is a member of the Economics Advisory Group (with Lord Stern and Professor Helm) to the UK Secretary of State for Energy & Climate Change.

Ms Jacqueline McGlade

Division Director, United Nations Environment Programme

Jacqueline McGlade is currently Director of UN Environment’s Science Division. Prior to joining UNEP as Special Advisor to the Executive Director on knowledge management and science, Professor McGlade was Executive Director of the European Environment Agency from 2003-2013. Her activities continue to be focused on participatory knowledge systems and citizen science, the dynamics of ecosystems and planetary systems, sustainable development and the governance of natural resources, environmental informatics with particular reference to socio-economic transitions, technological innovation and policy analysis.

Dimitri Zenghelis

Joint-Head Climate Policy, London School of Economics

Dimitri Zenghelis is Joint-Head Policy at the Grantham Research Institute at the LSE. In 2014 he was Acting Chief Economist for the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate. He was recently Senior Economic Advisor to Cisco's long term innovation group and an Associate Fellow at the Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House. Previously, he headed the Stern Review Team at the Office of Climate Change, London, and was a senior economist on the Stern Review on the Economics of Climate Change, commissioned by the then Chancellor Gordon Brown. Before working on climate change, Mr Zenghelis was Head of Economic Forecasting at HM Treasury. He has provided regular briefings to the Chancellor Gordon Brown and Prime Minister Tony Blair. He has also worked at Oxford Economics, the Institute of International Finance, Washington DC, and Tokai Bank Europe, London.