Annual Conference 2021

Connecting future leaders in energy and sustainability

October 16th 2021


Workshops on Sustainability & Leadership #Engage

From 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Leadership approach to tackle sustainability challenges

Juliana Salamone (Director, Antesis Sustainability) & Kurt Klusch (Sustainability Consultant)

From 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM


Fit for 55: are you ready to pay for your carbon price?

Anna Martin (Energy Policy Officer, The Energy Consumer Organisation BEUC) & Beatriz Ildefonso (Board member & Policy Team Lead, YES-Europe)

From 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM


Lunch Break

From 12:00 to 1:00 PM

Insights on climate change, energy & sustainability #Learn

Sustainable Finance: Opportunities and Challenges for Climate Action

Valentina Guido (Climate Intelligence Associate, Rocky Mountain Institute), Rebecca Self (Director of Sustainable Finance, South Pole) & Alba Forns (Co-founder, Seeds)

From 1:00 to 2:00 PM

#Panel discussion

In depth reviews of policies: investigations towards a sustainable energy future

Alessio Scanziani (Energy & Policy Analyst, International Energy Agency)

From 2:00 to 2:30 PM


YES-Europe community & actions for the energy transition

Dimitri Zogg (President, YES-Europe) & Livia Kalossaka (Board Member, YES-Europe)

From 2:30 to 3:00 PM


Facts & Myths: the potential of hydrogen in our journey towards decarbonization

Ashutosh Misra (Group Vice President of Sustainable Development, Air Liquide)

From 3:00 to 3:40 PM


A pathway for the world to a sustainable energy landscape

Diala Hawila (Policy Advice Programme Officer, IRENA)

From 3:45 to 4:30 PM


Understand & apprehend the latest IPCC report on climate change: Physical Science Basis & Climate Politics

Stephen Lezak (Program Manager, Oxford Center for the Environment), Nicolas Bellouin (Professor in Climate Processes, University of Reading) & Ella Gilbert (Climate Scientist, University of Reading)

From 4:30 to 6:00 PM

#Panel discussion


From 6:00 to 7:00 PM

YES-Europe get together #Connect

From 7:00 to 9:00 PM

YES-Europe community get-together and potential new members to discuss upcoming work as well as get to know each other.

7:00 -7:45 PM Get together & presentation of YES-Europe

7:45 – 9.00 PM Discussion & networking


Alba Forns

Cofounder, Head of Growth & Chief Climate Officer (CCO) @Seeds

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Alessio Scanziani
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Anna Martin

Energy Policy Officer @BEUC

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Ashutosh Misra

Group Vice President of Sustainable Development @Air Liquide

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Beatriz Ildefonso

Researcher @Laboratory of Energy Policy and Policy Team leader & Board member at YES-Europe

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Diala Hawila

Programme Officer @IRENA

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Dimitri Zogg

R&D Engineer as well as the co-founder of a startup in alternative food.
President of YES-Europe

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Ella Gilbert

Climate Scientist at @University of Reading

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Juliana Salamone

Consultant in Business Strategy for Sustainability
Founder of Antesis

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Kurt Klush

Consultant, Coach and Facilitator

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Livia Kalossaka
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Nicolas Bellouin

Professor of Climate Processes @University of Reading

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Rebecca Self

Director of Sustainable Finance @South Pole

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Stephen Lezack

Writer, researcher, and advocate who focuses on the politics of climate change and environmental justice

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Valentina Guido

Associate in the Supply Chain Emissions Initiative within the @Climate Intelligence Program

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Leila Reau

Leïla Réau

Operations Manager

Do you want to get involved as a speaker or a knowledge sharing partner? Feel free to contact us to learn about the opportunities!