Watch the recording of Day 1
Moderators: Ben Chu and Lizzy Burden
Session One – Green Dealing
While the original New Deal was famously experimental in nature – with the Roosevelt administration trying everything, keeping what worked, and abandoning what didn’t – today’s proposed Green Deals have already been fully mapped out.
9:00AM – Opening Remarks: Werner Hoyer, President of the EIB
9:05AM – Panel Discussion and Q&A with international media
10:10AM – Break
Session Two – The Return(s) of Nature
While the COVID-19 crisis has highlighted one of the major threats posed by nature, achieving widespread buy-in for biodiversity efforts demands that policymakers also recognise the far-reaching benefits natural systems offer.
10:30AM – Opening Remarks: Juan Manuel Santos, former President of Colombia (2010-18), Nobel Peace laureate
10:35AM – Panel Discussion and Q&A with international media
- Christiana Figueres, former Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, co-founder of Global Optimism Ltd
- Anne Larigauderie, Executive Secretary of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services
- Jennifer Morris, CEO of the Nature Conservancy
- Johan Rockström, Director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact