Global Economy: New Challenges and Shifting Horizons
Panel Session
Pavilion 8, Conference Hall 8.3

Elena Lazko , Partner, Head of Green Agenda Programme, Deloitte

Alexander Bedritsky , Adviser to the President, Special Presidential Representative on Climate Issues of the Russian Federation
Patrick Verkooijen , Special Representative for Climate Change, The World Bank Group
Gonzague de Pirey , General Delegate for Russia, Ukraine and the C.I.S., Saint-Gobain; Chairman, Association of French enterprises in Russia for ecology and energy efficiency
Sergey Donskoy , Minister of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation
Yong Li , Director General, United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)
Oleg Mukhamedshin , Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Director for Strategy, Business Development and Financial Markets, RUSAL
Jean-Maurice Ripert , Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the French Republic to the Russian Federation
Cihan Sultanoglu , Assistant Secretary-General, The United Nations Organizations; Regional Director, Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States, the United Nations Development Programme


Key moments

Carbon tax has to be the point of origin. It drives energy efficiency.
Chintan Shah
We need to move from words to action. Science is clear, the economics is compelling and now it is up to political leaders to make changes happen.
Patrick Verkooijen
All countries have a collective responsibility to define an international framework of action that can reconcile everyone’s aspiration to prosperity with the natural limits of our planet.
Jean-Maurice Ripert
There will be no better time than now to initiate transformative investments into new green technologies and into efficiency in traditional sectors.
Cihan Sultanoglu