Green Growth matinee
Developing investment in the green economy: opportunities, strategies and services in the Mediterranean - Développer les investissements dans l'économie verte: opportunités, stratégies et services en méditerranée
20 May 2021
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Green Growth has become a major policy objective for the European Commission, Member States and a broad range of relevant stakeholders. In this direction, 188 countries and the European Union have ratified the Paris Agreement to combat global warming, being committed to reduce greenhouse gases and to develop new sectors that contribute to green growth. Since then, many initiatives leading to green growth have been launched across Europe and Mediterranean. Through these initiatives, jobs were created, innovation and research were enhanced, new collaborative approaches to the energy economy ware designed and economic growth was achieved in several regions.

However, there is still a lot of discussion around the financial resources and the funding opportunities that are available for supporting the development of green growth strategies and tools.

The Green Growth matinee will be organized by ANIMA Investment Network and Dynamic Vision in the framework of Interreg MED Green Growth project. This matinee aims to inform participants about the major global trends in these sectors that contribute to the fight against pollution, climate change, environmental degradation and the opportunities for the development of green and circular economy in the Mediterranean countries. It will also present the measures and strategies implemented to mobilise private sector investments to achieve this and will be extended by an online debate on financial resources in the field of the green economy. The debate will explore leverage effects on financial resources to complement missing funding opportunities for transferable tools and the policy change request. Particular attention will be placed to complementarities with Cohesion and EU Policies’ funding.

part 1: Webinar

20 May 11:00 - 12:00 Europe/Athens

// Moderator

Emmanuel Noutary
Managing Director of ANIMA Investment Network, The Next Society

// Speakers

Merce Boy Roura
EU Project Manager - Interreg MED Green Growth coordinator at BETA Technological Center / UVic-UCC, Spain
Matthew Stephenson
Policy and Community Lead for International Trade and Investment, World Economic Forum
Hicham Boudraa
Moroccan Investment and Export Development Agency
part 2: Debate

20 May 12:00 - 13:30 Europe/Athens

// Moderator

George Kremlis
Principal Advisor to the Prime Minister for energy, climate, environment and circular economy, Honorary President of Circular Clima Institute, Honorary Director, European Commission, Mandated by DG ENV for Circular Economy and Insularity

// Speakers

Andrei Geica
Chief Policy & Impact Officer of Sporos Platform
Giancarlo Puddu
Expert Advisor of University of Turin for finMED project
Alessandro Paglia
Transizione Ecologica Solidale
Hicham Boudraa
Moroccan Investment and Export Development Agency
José Manuel Durán Cuevas
CDTI-Spanish Agency of Innovation
Zoé Luçon
Senior Expert at ANIMA

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