Speakers

  • Bosse, Thomas

    Head of Programmes
    Dubai Carbon Center of Excellence

    Thomas Bosse has more than 12 years of international working experience as project/programme manager and team leader in various areas of energy, environment, sustainability, green economy and climate change. 

    Currently he holds the position of Head of Programmes / Officer in Charge at the Dubai Carbon Centre of Excellence, developing and managing the company’s business in the areas of:

    • Solar PV rooftop (consultancy, turnkey / build-own operate)
    • Greenhouse gas accounting, management and offsetting (e.g. inventories, carbon foot printing, IPCC, GPC, ISO 14064, PAS2050 etc.) 
    • Strategies and frameworks (sustainability, green economy, resource efficiency, carbon abatement, waste management, water efficiency etc.)
    • Energy Management
    • Monitoring management and quality assurance systems and frameworks, MRV
    • Emission reduction projects and programmes (CDM, SDM, GS, PoA etc.)
    • Renewable Energy Certificates (I-RECs)
    • Capacity building and development

     

     

    Presentation
    Tuesday 12 March 2019 15:30 - 16:30 Session 4b - Subsidy free developments

  • Braslawsky, Jared

    Secretary General
    RECS International

    As Deputy Secretary-General of RECS International Jared primarily focuses on the consumer driven market for renewable electricity in Europe and abroad. He is a leading expert in the European market for guarantees of origin and other international electricity tracking mechanisms. Jared works on behalf of the electricity end-user and is currently focused on scope 2 carbon accounting and the claims that can be made by electricity purchasers.

     

    Presentations
    Wednesday 13 March 2019 Speakers include:

    Tuesday 12 March 2019 09:30 - 11:00 Opening session 1 - Looking ahead

    Monday 11 March 2019 14:00 - 16:30 Pre-conference session 3: Introduction to the I-REC Standard

    Tuesday 12 March 2019 16:45 - 17.15 Keynote Session 5 - Developments in cap-and-trade and the effect on consumer driven electricity market

  • Clausen, Ivar

    Manager – Certifcate Unit
    Statnett

    Ivar M. Clausen is the head of the certificate unit at Statnett SF, the Norwegian issuing body. The Norwegian GO registry is the largest GO registry in Europe. The Norwegian GO registry issues roughly 140 million GOs every year (140 TWh) and the total volume transferred through the system was in 2018 about 500 million GOs.

    Before joining Statnett, Ivar worked for the Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate (NVE). At NVE Ivar worked mostly with retail marked regulation, and was active in a work group in CEER. Ivar has also worked for a trade union and a PR company.

    Ivar holds a Master's in Economics from NTNU - Norwegian University of Science and Technology.

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    Tuesday 12 March 2019 Speakers include:

  • Dam, Henrik (invited)

    Policy Officer
    European Commission, DG Energy

    Henrik Dam graduated in 1990 as M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from Aalborg University, Denmark. He has worked with the European Commission since 2003 on the areas Renewable Energy, smartgrids, active demand, electric vehicles, energy storage technologies, innovation, and SMEs. He is currently policy officer in DG ENERGY in the unit Renewables and CCS policy. He deals with both the present and the upcoming EC directive on Renewables with particular focus on wind energy, hydropower, guarantees of origin and member state achievement of RES targets.

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  • de la Cruz, Maria

    Director, Latin America
    I-REC Standard

    Maria has worked in the power industry for more than 20 years. She has valuable experience from her time in Chile and the UK where her career to date has spanned strategic and management roles. She is currently Director of Latin America for the International REC Standard (I-REC Standard) from where she is empowering electricity purchasers to choose the type of renewable electricity they want. Also, she is a board member of the Latin American and Caribbean Council on Renewable Energy (LAC-CORE), a non-profit organization to promote the usage of Renewables along the region.

    Maria lately worked for the KfW Development Bank as project coordinator for Chile and before in the public sector, where she led Chile's Renewable Energy Centre.

    She holds a BSc. in Industrial Engineering from the Universidad de Concepción (Chile) and a MSc. in Carbon Management form the University of Edinburgh (Scotland).

    Presentation
    Tuesday 12 March 2019 15:30 - 16:30 Session 4a - Latin American market developments

  • Debay, Ivan

    CEO
    Origo

    Ivan Debay founded Origo, a company specialized in the marketing and selling of guarantees of origin to electricity end-users.

    Origo has established itself by accompanying French based multinational companies in their path toward green power consumption throughout the world.

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  • Douglas, Bruce

    Coordinator
    RE-Source Platform

    Bruce Douglas has been working in renewable energy for 20 years. He is currently the Deputy CEO of SolarPower Europe, a member-led association based in Brussels representing over 200 organisations active along the whole solar value chain.

    He is also the Coordinator of the RE-Source Platform – the European alliance for corporate sourcing of renewable energy – and the Co-Chairman of the Global Solar Council (GSC), the representative body for the entire global solar PV sector at an international level, representing over 2000 solar companies around the world.

    Previously he was Chief Operating Officer at WindEurope for 10 years, founding Secretary General of the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and Managing Director of FLiDAR, an offshore wind company.

    He has a Master degree in renewable energy systems technology and is fluent in English and French.

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  • Drevermann, Sarah

    Manager Renewable Energy
    First Climate Markets

    Sarah works on providing solutions for corporate clients, their Renewable Energy strategies and sourcing options across international markets as Manager Renewable Energy at First Climate Markets AG. She works on raising awareness and the implementation on how companies can reduce their Scope 2 emissions by using solutions such as Guarantees of Origin in Europe, RECs in North America, I-RECs globally as well as Power Purchasing Agreements. She is based in Frankfurt, Germany at First Climate Markets AG, a globally leading provider of green energy, carbon offsetting and water management solutions for businesses and organizations.

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    Wednesday 13 March 2019 Speakers include:

  • Eccard, Thomas

    Head of Green Markets
    Agder Energi

    Presentation
    Tuesday 12 March 2019 14:00 - 15:00 Session 3a - European national market developments

  • Everson, Ed

    System Administrator
    I-REC Standard

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    Tuesday 12 March 2019 Speakers include:

  • Fernández Taborda, Oscar Alonso

    Research and New Business Specialist
    Empresas Públicas de Medellín (EPM)

    Oscar Alonso Fernández Taborda, Ingeniero Electricista en la universidad Nacional de Colombia; Maestría Economía de los Recursos Energéticos y Naturales, en la Universidad Nacional de Colombia; Especialista en Estudios Políticos de la universidad EAFIT. Experto en mercado eléctricos y su regulación, donde laboro alrededor de 12 años en las áreas de la Bolsa de Energía y Regulación. Fue el enviado especial de EPM a las cumbres de cambio climático: Copenhague (Dinamarca), Cancún (México) y Durban (Sudáfrica), así como en la cumbre de desarrollo sostenible Río +20.  Actualmente es especialista de Mercados en EPM, donde coordina los procesos asociados a los mercados de carbono y el mercado de Energía Verde.

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    Tuesday 12 March 2019 Speakers include:

  • Gaete, Rossana

    Head of Sustainable Development
    Ministry of Energy - Chile

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  • Gilbert, Chiara

    Renewable Energy Analyst
    RE100 - CDP

    Chiara Gilbert is a Renewable Energy Analyst at CDP and for the RE100 Campaign. She is a technical expert on renewable energy and greenhouse gas reporting, and guides companies in making credible claims of renewable energy consumption. Chiara is also is a leading contributor to thought leadership reports on the uptake of corporate renewable energy drawing from the annual analysis of thousands of CDP reporting companies. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Sustainable Development and Business Management from Columbia University.

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    Monday 11 March 2019 Speakers include:

  • Gunst, Andreas

    Partner
    DLA Piper

    Andreas Gunst is an experienced energy lawyer. His practice area covers the entire energy value chain and has advised governments and other parties at the negotiating table in Paris at the UNFCCC in 2015. He is DLA Piper's resident climate change expert and recently spoke at COP22 in Marrakech. In addition to being a Partner in DLA Piper's Finance and Projects team, Andreas advises clients on energy regulation and is leading DLA Piper's advice to the market on the impact Brexit may have on the energy sector and climate change. 

    Presentation
    Monday 11 March 2019 14:00 - 16:30 Pre-conference session 2: Legal workshop

  • Hall, Ben

    Associate Director
    Cornwall Insight

    Ben is a member of the executive team and leads Cornwall Insight's consultancy workstreams. For Cornwall Insight Ben has specialised in policy, regulation and market development in both wholesale and retail markets, with a particular focus on renewable energy. Areas of expertise include: the renewables support mechanisms (RO, FiT and CfD), wholesale and generation markets, routes to market (PPAs and intermediaries), retail market entry and emerging markets (including storage and small-scale flexibility). Ben is also co-chair of Cornwall's monthly hosted Green Generators Group, which debates issues of importance to independent renewables generators. He is a lead trainer for his subject specialisms, including renewables, routes to market and generation.

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    Tuesday 12 March 2019 Speakers include:

  • Jones, Todd

    Director of Policy and Climate Change Programs
    Centre for Resource Solutions (CRS)

    Todd Jones is Director of Policy and Climate Change Programs at Center for Resource Solutions (CRS) where he provides guidance and technical expertise to policymakers, regulators and functional support entities at all levels to support the design and development of policies and programs that increase renewable energy development and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. He focuses on credible accounting systems, protecting voluntary demand for renewable energy and emissions reductions, and maximizing positive interactions between markets. He holds a Master’s in Environmental Science from Yale University and a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science from the University of California, Berkeley.

    Presentation
    Wednesday 13 March 2019 10:30 - 11:30 Session 7b - Leadership in attribute procurement

  • Klesse, Eva

    Senior Account Manager
    KlimaInvest

    Eva Klesse is an experienced account manager and develops sustainable solutions for energy suppliers and corporate clients. Her focus is the transition to renewable energy and raising the awareness for reducing emissions. Since 2015 Eva works at KlimaInvest, a leading player for renewable energy in Germany, with the strategic focus for guarantees of origin, innovative renewable power, climate-neutral gas products and other carbon offsetting products.

    Eva holds a Master of Science in Sustainability Science and gained experience in international projects with GIT Development Services in Latin America and the German-African Business Association in Hamburg/Africa. Today she is an observer in the RECS International Board and a market expert for renewable electricity in end-customer products.

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    Tuesday 12 March 2019 Speakers include:

  • Leugers, Sarah

    Director of Communications
    Gold Standard

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  • Lindberg, Tom

    Managing Director
    ECOHZ

    Tom works to develop solutions that help companies and societies transition to renewable energy, while building profitable and sustainable business models. Corporates are coming together to collaborate and share best-practice in initiatives like RE100. Such corporate engagement impacts the demand for renewable energy, and is challenging the traditional power industry as we know it.  

    As Managing Director of ECOHZ, member of the Advisory Board of EKOenergy, board member of RECS International and The International REC Standard and the Chairman of the Board of ECOHZ Renewable Energy Foundation Tom works to raise awareness of how companies can become energy neutral by consuming renewable energy with Guarantees of Origin in Europe, RECs in North America and I-REC internationally. He also works to develop new and innovative financing mechanisms, like GO2, that contributes directly to building new renewable power plants. 

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    Tuesday 12 March 2019 Speakers include:

  • Lopes, Fernando

    Managing Director
    Instituto Totum

    Fernando Giachini Lopes is the Executive Director and founder of Totum Institute, a Certification Body responsible for Brazilian Renewable Energy Certification Program (since 2012) and I-REC Local Issuer (since 2016). In Totum, Fernando is also responsible for the design, development and management of self-regulation programs in energy, safety, food and financial services. Prior to Totum Institute, Fernando was engaged in training, consulting and auditing services in ISO 9000, ISO 14000, CDM, DJSI, GRI in more than 150 organizations. Fernando is Production Engineer (1991), Master in Production Engineering (1997) from University of São Paulo and completed Quality Management by University of Tennessee (1993).

    Presentation
    Monday 11 March 2019 Speakers include:

  • Münzer, Alexandra

    Managing Director
    Greenfact

    Alexandra holds a PhD in physics from the Technical University in Munich and worked within the development of electrical devices and as an expert for electrical engineering at an international IP firm.

    Alexandra is the Managing Director of Greenfact, which provides a market intelligence and data analysis platform for the green certificates market with a unique focus on Guarantees of Origin in Europe.

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    Wednesday 13 March 2019 Speakers include:

  • Moro, Fabio

    COO
    STX Group

    Fabio is the COO of STX Group which provides liquidity, market access and financing solutions to the renewable energy sector.

    In this role he is responsible for the implementation and execution of current business and future initiatives, with a focus on operations, risk and IT. Previously he focused on supporting the development and increasing market liquidity of renewable energy markets and is a fervent supporter of full disclosure.

    Presentation
    Wednesday 13 March 2019 10:30 - 11:30 Session 7a - Risk management in a tumultuous market

  • Morton, Andrew

    Head of Partnership
    UN Electric

    Andrew is an engineer, a programme manager within the United Nations and the architect of UN Electric.

    UN Electric is a very new multi-national public-private partnership. It is primarily designed to service part of the substantial off-grid electricity supply needs of the United Nations (UN) and its many partners in the field. This market consists of several thousand small sites scattered across over 40 countries and is currently serviced by low efficiency and high cost diesel-electric power generation. The plan is to upgrade to modern and sustainable technologies including renewables, batteries and smart meters and to de-fragment through the creation of a specialist in-house electric utility.

    Andrew has 12 years of experience in the UN and 16 years in the private sector. He has spent much of the last decade developing and implementing sustainable development projects in challenging countries such as Somalia, Haiti, DR Congo, Sudan and South Sudan. Prior to joining the UN, he worked for Shell and a range of engineering companies.

     

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    Tuesday 12 March 2019 Speakers include:

  • Parnass, Eitan

    Director General
    Green Energy Association of Israel

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  • Pfeiffer, Patrick

    Head of Statkraft US
    Statkraft

    Patrick Pfeiffer is the head of Statkraft’s North American office- focused on expanding the company’s renewable energy and environmental commodity activities.  He oversees all renewable energy, carbon, and project finance transactions, conducted by Statkraft in North America, and with US-based corporations.  Patrick engages directly with corporations, environmental groups, project developers, and financial institutions to support end users’ goals within the global energy landscape.

    From 2012-2015, Patrick was the Director of Sales for EOS Climate.  Prior to that he was a partner at Cantor Fitzgerald where he structured renewable energy, carbon, and emission credit transactions within regulated, pre -compliance, and voluntary markets; occurring between energy, corporate, industrial, financial, and environmental companies.

    Patrick has a BA in Environmental Studies and a minor in Public Policy from Dartmouth College.  He resides in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife and two daughters.

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    Wednesday 13 March 2019 Speakers include:

  • Piccioli-Cappelli, Dania

    Chief Value Officer
    Nvalue

    Dania holds a Master degree in Economics from the University of Fribourg, Switzerland and joined Nvalue in 2010 as Portfolio Manager. Dania actively contributed to the company development through the years. The team of Nvalue is today characterized by 22 professionals spread in the offices of Amsterdam, Zürich, Lugano, Varna and Sofia.

    Dania is part of the executive board of Nvalue AG and she covers several areas of responsibility within the group. Dania is member of the Strategy Committee and the Risk Committee. Moreover she leads the corporate training program and is responsible for the company corporate values.

    Presentation
    Wednesday 13 March 2019 09:00 - 10:00 Session 6a - Market Developments: volumes and prices

  • Pooley, Chris

    Code Manager
    I-REC Standard

    Chris has been involved in energy origination for almost 20 years. For 10 years he provided technical and QA services for the Association of Issuing Bodies (AIB), the infrastructure for Guarantee of Origin transfers in Europe. He authored much of the EECS quality assurance regulatory code and developed the design parameters for the harmonisation of EU Member States’ mechanisms for managing Guarantees of Origin for the European Commission.

    As I-REC Code Manager, Chris drafted and maintains the regulatory standard aimed at facilitating Scope 2 carbon accounting in countries where no legislative electricity attribute tracking system exists for consumers. A member of the founding team whose objective was to deliver a global standard, I-REC now issues to markets in 23 countries from Central and South America, Africa, the Middle East and South East Asia, to countries of the Pacific. Though interconnections and power trading pools, this reach serves climate conscious consumers in even more countries.

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    Monday 11 March 2019 Speakers include:

  • Quarles van Ufford, Alexander

    Director Renewables & Cleantech
    Schneider Electric

    Alexander helps large buyers access renewable energy across international markets from Schneider’s office in the Netherlands. He spent most of his 25 year career as WWF's expert on corporate climate leadership, advising sector-leading multinational companies on climate and energy strategy. Among others, Alexander co-founded and managed WWF's Climate Savers Program, which laid the foundation for leadership platforms such as RE100 and the Science Based Targets initiative, and he led the development of the world’s first quality label for international RECs, now called Gold Standard Renewable Energy Label. Alexander holds an MSc in Business Economics from Erasmus University Rotterdam.

    Presentations
    Wednesday 13 March 2019 09:00 - 10:00 Session 6b - The market for PPAs, not the mechanism

    Monday 11 March 2019 Speakers include:

  • Reina, Fernando

    Legal Counsel
    BayWa.r.e. renewable energy GmbH

    Fernando currently works as a legal counsel at BayWa r.e. renewable energy GmbH taking care of the group’ solar activities in Spain, Portugal and LatAm. During this time, he has advised in the development of one of the first subsidy-free solar projects of this size in Europe (i.e. Don Rodrigo solar project located in Seville, Spain with approx. 175 MWp) which is a ground-breaking milestone in the PV solar market in Spain. To this end, he has helped the company in (1) negotiating and signing the first power purchase agreement (PPA) for 15 years secured in Spain with Statkraft; (2) negotiating, signing and closing a €100 million bridge financing with the bank Nord/LB for the construction of the PV plant; and (3) selling the project to MEAG, asset manager of Munich Re and ERGO, by the end of 2018.

    Prior to joining the BayWa r.e. group, Fernando worked as an Associate in the Energy & Infrastructure division of the law firm Herbert Smith Freehills Spain LLP in the Madrid office. Fernando studied Law and Business Administration at the Comillas Pontifical University in Madrid. He also obtained an LL.M. in Environmental Law (2017) at the Online University of Madrid (UDIMA).

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    Tuesday 12 March 2019 Speakers include:

  • Savelkouls, Andor

    Head of Energy Sourcing EMEA
    Air Products

    Andor Savelkouls is head of the energy sourcing group for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) at Air Products. He has responsibility for energy procurement and energy project development in this region.

    Mr. Savelkouls joined Air Products in The Netherlands in 2000 as a participant in the company’s Career Development Program, for which he also relocated to the U.K. in 2001 as part of his final assignment. In 2002 he started as a project development engineer for the Generated Gases product supply team (PST). He then moved back to The Netherlands in 2004 to join the Energy & Materials organization as an energy analyst for the Corporate Energy group. From 2008-2013 he held a variety of positions as energy manager for countries within Europe before being appointed regional procurement manager for EMEA Procurement in 2014, responsible for managing the energy sourcing team and providing cost-effective energy supply schemes.

    Mr. Savelkouls holds a master’s degree in chemical engineering from the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), The Netherlands.

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    Wednesday 13 March 2019 Speakers include:

  • Slooten, Robbert

    Global Sustainability Program Manager
    Signify

    Robbert Slooten is sustainability program manager at Signify. In this role, Robbert oversees progress on two of Signify’s 2020 commitments - zero carbon and zero waste.

    Robbert was responsible for building Signify’s carbon emissions reduction and offsetting strategy, and is now driving its implementation. Under his direction, Signify increased its share of renewable electricity from 35% to 80%, amongst others through a PPA in the United States and the first-ever transaction of IRECs in the Gulf region. Having recently taken over management of the zero waste commitment, Robbert is streamlining the processes and accelerating progress towards diverting all industrial waste from landfill.

    Living up to the company vision to unlock the extraordinary potential of light for brighter lives and a better world, Signify is walking the talk through its five-year sustainability program ‘Brighter Lives, Better World’. Launched at Climate Week NYC 2016, it contains ambitious goals such a delivering 2 billion LED lights by 2020 and reaching zero carbon and zero waste in the same year.

    Robbert studied Industrial Engineering at the Eindhoven University of Technology, where he mastered in Innovation Management with a focus on Sustainable Energy Technologies.

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    Wednesday 13 March 2019 Speakers include:

  • Soares, Mauro

    Managing Director
    EOS Energia

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    Wednesday 13 March 2019 Speakers include:

  • Telang, Shailesh

    Technical Manager – Renewable Energy
    RE100-CDP

    Shailesh has extensive work experience in environmental consulting and renewable energy project management. As a part of his renewable energy work, Shailesh has registered various renewable energy projects under the REC mechanism in India and helped companies to source clean energy from off-site and on-site renewable energy projects via PPA. In addition, he has worked on developing and establishing organization-wide GHG accounting and management systems in many industrial sectors including aviation, automotive, real estate, steel, power, and industrial waste management. He joined CDP in 2015 to work on the RE100 initiative and since then he is working with members and other stakeholders to provide thought leadership and technical support on several topics including credible renewable electricity uses claims, transformational renewable electricity procurement, and scope 2 emission accounting and reporting.

    Shailesh holds master’s in Environment Management from the Forest Research Institute (FRI), Dehradun, India and a Bachelor of Science in Life Science from Institute of Science, Nagpur, India.

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    Wednesday 13 March 2019 Speakers include:

  • Vanholme, Steven

    Program Manager
    EKOenergy

    Steven Vanholme is Programme Manager of EKOenergy, the international non-profit ecolabel for renewable energy. EKOenergy promotes renewable energy in over 40 countries and cooperates with a fast growing number of energy companies and corporate energy consumers worldwide. See www.ekoenergy.org  for more information.

    Prior to joining EKOenergy, Steven worked at the University of Ghent (Belgium) and was a policy officer at the main Belgian environmental organisation, Natuurpunt.

    Presentation
    Monday 11 March 2019 14:00 - 16:30 Preconference session 1: An introduction to EACs and global reporting standards

  • White, Adam

    Director
    RECS International

    As RECS International’s Director Adam is currently focused on the implementation of article 19 of the recast Renewable Energy Directive on Guarantees of Origin, and is also working on the potential use of new technologies, such as the blockchain, in GO systems. 

    Before joining RECS International Adam worked for a number of different organisations, all with a strong focus on the development and rollout of well-functioning renewable energy systems. Adam has worked directly for politicians in the UK, both in the London Assembly scrutinizing the Mayor and in Parliament holding the UK Government to account. In Brussels Adam worked for the WWF European Policy Office for six years as Senior Research Coordinator for Climate and Energy. In this role he led the development of the WWF European network’s case for a more ambitious 2030 EU Climate and Energy Package. Most recently Adam completed freelance research projects for ClimateWorks in San Francisco and for E3G in Brussels, focusing on the development and implementation of national and EU climate action to deliver the Paris Agreement.

    Presentations
    Tuesday 12 March 2019 11:30 - 12:30 Session 2b - Europe 2030 and the role of consumers

    Tuesday 12 March 2019 14:00 - 15:00 Session 3b - An electric fence - the electricity market post-Brexit