Who Will Pay for Today’s Environmental Challenges?

04 Jun , 17:00–18:15
Joining Forces to Advance Development
Congress Centre, conference hall D4

Inequalities in economies, demographics and the social sphere are impacting prevailing attitudes towards solving environmental issues just as it is becoming increasingly obvious and indisputable that ignoring environmental problems will carry too great a cost to all humanity. The growing urgency of the environmental agenda is putting pressure on governments as well as business to respond. What price will humanity pay for ignoring or postponing the solution to this problem, and how might reaching carbon neutrality by 2050 impact the global economy? What investments are needed in order to combat global climate change, and what benefits can be achieved? How can a green state budget and government stimulus help to solve environmental problems, and what will the labour market of the future look like in the wake of a green transition? How can universities help to achieve sustainable development goals through the creation of a responsible generation? How can volunteer programmes contribute to the fight against global climate change? Will business get on board with the sustainable development goals?

Ivan Lobanov, Rector, Plekhanov Russian University of Economics

Boris Porfiriev, Scientific Director, Institute of Economic Forecasting of the Russian Academy of Sciences
Alexey Texler, Governor of Chelyabinsk Region
Ernesto Ferlenghi, Chairman of the Energy Committee, Chairman of the Steering Committee of the Green Initiative Project, Association of European Businesses
Oleg Khorokhordin, Head of the Altai Republic
Ruslan Edelgeriyev, Advisor to the President of the Russian Federation; Special Presidential Representative on Climate Issues
Markus Ederer, Ambassador of the European Union to the Russian Federation

Front row participants
Andrei Marcu, Founder, Executive Director, The European Roundtable on Climate Change and Sustainable Transition (ERCST) (online)
Aleksey Matveev, Deputy Chairman of the Board, Gazprombank
Pierre Morel, Co-Chairman, Trianon Dialogue Forum (online)