Conflict and Leadership
Valdai Club to Discuss Global Green Transformation
Valdai Club Conference Hall (42, Bolshaya Tatarskaya, Moscow)
List of speakers

On January 19, at 16:00 p.m. Moscow time (GMT+3), the Valdai Club will host an expert discussion titled “Global Green Transformation: How Will the World Change?” A Valdai Club report of the same name will be presented.

Despite the pandemic and the postponement of the next UN Conference on Climate Change, the relevance of the climate agenda is constantly growing. The Paris Agreement set a new trajectory for the development of the world economy and formed a stable trend towards decarbonisation. The pandemic has led to the green transformation of the global economy. Over the past year, the green assets and investment sector has shown itself to be more successful than the traditional sectors, the volume of green bonds being issued has grown.

In many countries around the world, the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is becoming increasingly important in the formulation of national development programmes. At the end of 2019, the EU announced the start of the European Green Deal and today intends to compete for the title of leader in green digital transformation. In recent years, Russia has been paying more attention to the problem of climate change and the introduction of new, more environmentally friendly technologies. According to the government's estimates, by 2030 a number of activities can be expected to establish a green economy in Russia.

What is the reason for the strengthening of the green transformation trend? What role does digital technology play in the green transformation process? How can Russia benefit from this trend? What is the danger of the global green race? The participants in the discussion will answer these and other questions.

  • Klaus Milke, Chairman of F20, Honorary Chairman of Germanwatch;
  • Alexey Shadrin, founder of the Russian Carbon Fund and Evercity, head of the finance working group at the Climate Chain Coalition;
  • Sergey Chestnoy, official representative for external relations at RUSAL;
  • Angelina Davydova, Director of the Bureau of Environmental Information, observer at the UN negotiations on climate change;
  • Agrafena Kotova, Manager of Carbon Group, Severstal;
  • Evgeny Kuznetsov, CEO of Orbita Capital Partners.
Working languages: Russian, English.

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