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Plenaries and key note speakers

Welcome and keynote speech by PACA Region

Sophie Camard, Member of the Provence Alpes Côtes d’Azur Council, Chair of the Commission on economics and employment.

“PACA’s energy transition: the environmental stake as a key driver of economic activity and job creation”

Monday 1 June: 17:30–19:30 – Opening plenary
First Fuel Now for climate and energy security

Neil Morisetti, Director of Strategy at Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy Department, University College London.

"Why do European nations appear reluctant to adopt a sustainable energy strategy and what can we do about it?"

Paul Hodson, Director Energy Efficiency, European Commission DG-Energy.

Claude Turmes, Member of the European Parliament

Tuesday 2 June 18:00 – 20:00
Is energy efficiency the key to a climate agreement ?

Connie Hedegaard, former EU Commissioner for Climate, Chair of the KR Foundation and the OECD Round Table for Sustainability

"Energy efficiency – the way to the needed paradigm shift"

Philippe Benoit, Acting Director for the Directorate of Sustainable Energy Policy and Technology (SPT) at the International Energy Agency (IEA) and Head of the Energy Efficiency and Environment (Climate) Division.

"Energy efficiency: Paving the road to COP21-Paris and beyond"

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Mark Radka, Head of UNEP's Energy, Climate and Technology Branch, Division of Technology, Industry and Economics.

"Getting beyond theory: helping developing and emerging countries move on energy efficiency"

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Thursday 4 June 18:00 – 20:00
New economic paradigms

Isabelle Vincent, head of the Economics and Prospective Department at the French Agency for Environment and Energy Managemenr (ADEME).

"For a new socio.economic paradigm: ADEME's long-term perspectives on an energy transition pathway"

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Ingrid Holmes, Associate Director E3G

"Financing and delivering resilient infrastructure in a climate constrained world"

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Meet our Co-Chairs

Co-Chairs are part of the organisation team and take active part in the whole process: from call for papers and abstracts selection to on-site organisation and session chairing at the event itself.

Jacky Pett, Pett Projects, U.K.

Jacky Pett spent more than 20 years in business management before retraining through the MSc in Environmental Technology at Imperial College London, where she specialised in Pollution Management. She worked at WWF-UK on business engagement with climate change, farming and toxic chemicals policy, then joined the Association for the Conservation of Energy, becoming Head of Research, where she tackled numerous energy efficiency policy topics including fuel poverty, commercial buildings and user behaviour. She worked on the ADAM project at the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change, UEA before becoming an independent researcher focussing on domestic energy efficiency topics. She now writes fiction full-time – children's fantasy and also scifi books, as Jemima Pett – and published her father's memoirs White Water Landings in 2013. This will be Jacky's eighth Summer Study, and, having been a panel leader three times, is very honoured to be a co-chair.

Hans Nilsson, FourFact AB, Sweden

Hans Nilsson is the Advisor and Honorary Chairman of the IEA DSM-Programme and has been director of the Swedish Energy Efficiency Programme. His work has to a large extent been related to international issues and international co-operation both for business and for NGOs. He presently runs his own company FourFact. He sometimes brags about the fact that he, together with Jan Moen from Norway, founded eceee

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