Are Global Climate Challenges Restricting or Driving Development?

06 Jun , 15:00–16:15
The Global Economy in Search of a Balance
Pavilion G, conference hall G9

Climate change is one of the most important global development issues. As it prepares to ratify the Paris Agreement, the Government of the Russian Federation has begun drafting a strategy for the development of a low-emission economy by 2050. The strategy will define the main trends and mechanisms for ensuring a new quality of economic growth in the long term, subject to the country’s nationally determined contribution to the global climate goal of limiting the growth of greenhouse gas emissions. How can the maximum climate neutrality of production be achieved without restraining growth in key industrial sectors? Can climate challenge become a driver of technological modernization in the energy sector and other sectors of the economy? How do these economic development trends compare to similar strategies being undertaken by developed countries?

Anatoliy Chubais, President, Association for the Development of Renewable Energy (ADRE); Chairman of the Executive Board, RUSNANO Corporation

Pekka Lundmark, President, Chief Executive Officer, Fortum Corporation
Simone Mori, Head of Europe and Euro-Mediterranean Affairs, Enel S.p.A.
Mikhail Rasstrigin, Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
Mirjana Spoljaric Egger, Assistant Secretary-General and Director of the Regional Bureau for Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States, United Nations Development Programme
Ruslan Edelgeriyev, Advisor to the President of the Russian Federation; Special Presidential Representative on Climate Issues
Lars Peter Elam Hakansson, Founder, Chairman of the Board of Directors, East Capital