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AEB session "Paris Agreement and the Green Deal: New European Grants and Opportunities for Co-Innovation" at OPEN INNOVATIONS 2020


On 21 October, 2020, the AEB held its session entitled ”Paris Agreement and the Green Deal: New European Grants and Opportunities for Co-Innovation” within the OPEN INNOVATIONS 2020 business programme.

The discussion in the session addressed the following key topics:

● government approaches in the EU Member States and Russia and the unity of tasks related to climate change;

● opportunities for cooperation within the European Green Deal call under the EU’s Framework Programme for Research and Innovation Horizon 2020;

● use of technology by large international corporations within CSR programs developing, contributing for SDGs and economic problem solving;

● role of science in forcing industry to accelerate the move toward reducing greenhouse gas emissions;

● forest restoration as air pollution compensation.


The session was moderated by Michael Akim, AEB Board Member, Chairman of the AEB Modernisation & Innovation Working Group; Associated Partner, Vitus Bering Management Ltd.; Professor of Graduate School of Business, HSE University.

In the session took part the following speakers (listed according to speaking order): 

Valery Seleznev, First Deputy Chairman of the Committee on Energy, The State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation;
Carsten Søndergaard, Ambassador of Denmark in the Russian Federation;
Lyudmila Ogorodova, Vice-Governor for science-educational complex of Tomsk Region;
Bertrand Deprez, Vice President EU Government Affairs, Head of the  office to the EU institutions, Schneider Electric;
Andrey Bader, Member of the Management Board, Director for Corporate Affairs and Social Projects of Nestle in Russia and Eurasia;
Patrik Antoni, Managing Director, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Ingka Group in Russia;
Klaus Peller, General Manager, Mondi Syktyvkar; 
Evgeny Shvarts, Doctor of Geographical Sciences; Honored ecologist of the Russian Federation; Leading Researcher, Institute of Geography of the Russian Academy of Sciences; Independent Director-Member of the Board of Directors at United Company RUSAL and  PJSC “MMC ”Norilsk Nickel”.

Presentations of the participants are available HERE

BROADCAST of the event (ENG)