17/04/2018 Event

Europe Launch

Our official launch event will initiate the new European Drawdown “hub”, welcome new partners on board, and inspire and motivate the European (and international) public to join this grand coalition against climate change in order to identify the key climate priorities for Europe. With keynotes and open-style talks from brilliant entrepreneurs, researchers and activists, we will highlight the role that each different sector in society has when it comes to achieving a low-carbon world.


14:00 – 14:30: Registration

14:30 – 14:50: An Introduction to Project Drawdown

  • Chad Frischmann, Vice President & Research Director at Project Drawdown

14:50-15:20: Opening Panel: Kicking Off Drawdown Europe

  • Andreas Kuhlmann, CEO of the German Energy Agency (dena)
  • Dr. Martin Rocholl, Director Germany Programme European Climate Foundation
  • Michael Schaefer, Director Climate and Energy WWF Germany
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Hans Joachim Schellnhuber, Director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research and Ambassador of Climate-KIC
  • Moderation: Carel Mohn, Programme Director Clean Energy Wire/klimafakten.de

15:20-15:45: How do we engage people in solving global warming?

  • Per Espen Stoknes, Psychologist, economist

15:45 – 16:45: Four Fields of Hope
Energy Systems – 15 mins

  • Alberto Pineda, Director Science Based Targets and Renewable Energy Procurement, CDP

Marine Permaculture – 15 mins

  • Brian von Herzen Ph. D, Climate Foundation

Food – Clean Cookstoves –15 mins

  • Lucia Bakulumpagi-Wamala, CEO & Founder, Bakulu Power

Women's Empowerment – 15 mins

  • Alexie Seller, CEO Pollinate Energy India

16:45-17:15: Time to Act, Fireside Chat

  • Jules Kortenhorst, CEO Rocky Mountain Institute
  • Danny Kennedy, Managing Director of the California Clean Energy Fund

17:15-17:45: European Cooperation against Climate Change

  • Svenja Schulze, German Federal Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nu-clear Safety

17:45: Bus Departures to Berlin Energy Week Evening Reception & SET Award Ceremony