24/10/2017 - Jos Delbeke - Climate Change as an opportunity

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Greenhouse gas emissions often figure in economics' textbooks as a prime example of global negative externalities. Moreover, climate change in itself is usually regarded as inflicting many costs on current and future generations. 


In our 2017 alumni lecture series on disruptive phenomena and their challenges, our alumnus Jos Delbeke, director-general of DG Climate Action, chief negotiator for the EU at many UN Climate conferences and 2015 public manager of the year, will not only provide a first hand expert witness view on the effects of climate change and greenhouse gas abatement policies. He will also focus on an aspect that is often neglected, viz. the effect that climate change has on innovation and the creation of new business opportunities.

We are extremely pleased to welcome such a high profile keynote speaker.

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Date
Tuesday October 24, 2017

Location
KU Leuven Campus Brussel, Stormstraat 2, 1000 Brussel

Agenda

18:30 Welcome - drinks and sandwiches
19:00 Start of keynote lecture Jos Delbeke
The Keynote will be in English
Wine and drinks provided afterwards for networking and further discussion.

Registration
Ekonomika Alumni members: €5. 
Non-members: €10. 

Registration is mandatory.

Your registration will only be final after receiving the correct amount on our bank account BE24 7350 4592 4838 , of 'Ekonomika Alumni Brussel'.

Practical
Please get in touch for more information about this event. Please let us know in case you subscribed but won't be able to attend after all. Without notification, the ticket price will still be due.

Parking
You can park beneath the campus (entrance of parking hotel Radisson,Wolvengracht 41). Parking closes at 21h45! You have to provide your license plate up front.

About Jos Delbeke

Jos Delbeke was born in 1954 in Avelgem, Belgium. He holds a Master degree and PhD in economics from the Catholic University of Leuven. After a brief academic career, he already started his career in climate science and politics in 1986, joining the European Commission's department for social affairs and environment. For nearly 20 years, he was a chief negotiatior for the Commission in global climate change deals. He is a world leading and widely respected expert on the Climate Change topic.

Read more in this interesting article on Politico.

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