Business Day Programme

Tuesday 6th June 2017

09.00: ECCA 2017 and Business Day Joint Opening Plenary – Setting the challenge

Confirmed speakers for the ECCA 2017 Joint Opening Plenary include:

  • Andrea Tilche, Head of Unit, Climate Action and Earth Observations, Direcotrate-General for Research and Innovation, European Commission
  • Roseanna Cunningham, MSP Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform, Scottish Government
  • Hans-Otto Pörtner, Co-Chair IPCC WGII, Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research
  • Stephanie Lyons, Global Policy Team, WaterAid
  • Jack Dudgeon, Scottish Youth Parliament
  • Moderated by Martin Watson and Marc Gramberger (Prospex)
11.00: Business Day Opening Plenary on the business case for climate readiness

This session will explore and discuss the need and added value for businesses becoming climate-ready with participation from the audience. Confirmed speakers in this session include:

  • Lady Susan Rice CBE, Chair of Scottish Water, Chair of Scotland’s 2020 Climate Group
  • Baroness Brown of Cambridge DBE FREng, Chair UK Adaptation Sub-Committee
  • Miroslav Petkov, Head of Financial Services Environmental and Climate Risk Research, Standard & Poor’s
  • Craig Davies, Head, Climate Resilience Investments, Energy Efficiency & Climate Change Team, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
  • Diogo de Gusmao-Soerensen, Head of Climate Services, Climate Action and Earth Observations, Direcotrate-General for Research and Innovation, European Commission
13.45: Business solutions for climate readiness

In a series of parallel sessions, the business day focusses on four different sectors highly affected by upcoming climate change, identifying possible business solutions. Interactive, parallel, and professionally facilitated sessions will include presentations, contributions and discussions among others by the following confirmed speakers:
Infrastructure and water
– Paris Sansoglou, Secretary-General, European Dredging Association
– Pieter de Boer, representative of the Central Dredging Association, CEDA, Ministry of Infrastructure & Environment, the Netherlands
– Alan Hendry, Jacobs, Director of Sustainability
– Dr Mark Williams, Head of Environmental Science and Regulation, Scottish Water
– Peter Murphy, Operations Director, UK Water and Scottish Hydro Nation Water Innovation Service

Bio-economy
Andy Griffiths, Sustainability Manager, Nestlé
Liz Bowles, Head of Farming, Soil Association
Dr. Marta Modelewska, Principal, Climate Resilience Investments, Energy Efficiency and Climate Change team, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
Ms. Morag Garden, Head of Sustainability and Innovation, Scotch Whisky Association

Health
Roxane Feller, Secretary-General, International Federation for Animal Health Europe
– Vladimir Kendrovski, Technical Officer, World Health Organisation
– Diane Duncan, Head of Low Carbon, Highlands and Islands Enterprise
– Dr. Sari Kovats, Associate Professor, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Risk management and consulting
Miroslav Petkov, Head of Financial Services Environmental and Climate Risk Research, Standard & Poor’s
– John Firth, CEO and co-founder, Acclimatise
– Dr. David Viner, Global Practice Leader – Climate Resilience, Mott MacDonald
Dickie Whitaker, Chief Executive, Oasis Loss Modelling Framework

16.00: Opportunities for climate readiness: market demand & finance

What opportunities are there for businesses to prepare for a world facing climate change? In this interactive session, we will explore market demand and financing for demand and supply. Confirmed speakers:

  • Kirsten Dunlop, CEO, Climate-KIC
  • Wolfgang Teubner, Regional Director Europe,ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability
  • Mr Claus Kondrup, Acting Head of Adaptation Unit, DG CLIMA, European Commission
  • Craig Davies, Head, Climate Resilience Investments, Energy Efficiency & Climate Change Team, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
Enabling market development for climate readiness

Market development for products and services in climate readiness will be key for successful business solutions. This session explores different top-level showcases on how to develop concerted cross-society support as a basis for market uptake.

  • Developing shared regional adaptation plans across society
  • Preparing society for high-end climate change
Evening: Business reception, networking and introducing the ECCA Innovation Day

At the end of the programme, Dr. Marc Gramberger, Managing Director of Prospex, will wrap up the ECCA business day, and hand over to Tom Mitchell, Director at Climate-KIC UK & Ireland, to introduce the ECCA Innovation Day on Wednesday 7 June. Participants will be invited to join the ECCA 2017 evening reception, providing ample opportunities for networking.

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