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Conference Programme

 

 

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 – SDSN Greece Inaugural Event
Location: Hilton Hotel (Vasilissis Sofias 46, 11528, Athens)

 

20.30-22.30            Executive Dinner and Presentation of the SDSN Greece Leadership Council – Short Speech by Jeffrey D. Sachs and Panel Discussion
-By invitation ONLY-



 

Thursday, September 7, 2017 – Launch of the SDSN Greece Network
Location: Karatzas Megaron, National Bank of Greece (Aiolou 82-84 & Sofokleous, 10559, Athens)

 

08.30-09.30            Registration


09.30-09.45            Welcome Remarks and Keynote Speech

Chair: Andreas Papandreou, Co-Chair, SDSN Greece; Professor, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Welcome Remarks by George Katrougalos, Greek Alternate Foreign Minister for European Affairs


09.45-10.00            Keynote Speech by Socrates Famellos, Greek Alternate Minister of Environment and Energy


10.00-11.30:          Presentation of SDSN Network to the Convocation of Rectors of Greek Universities and presentation of SDSN Greece within the Mediterranean and Global Network

 

                                        Live link with the Convocation of Rectors of Greek Universities [Location: Kalavryta, Greece]

                                       

Chair: Phoebe Koundouri, Co-Chair, SDSN Greece; Professor, Athens University of Economics and Business; Director, ICRE8 (International Center for Research on the Environment and the Economy), Visiting Senior Research Fellow, London School of Economics and Political Science

                                       

Special Remarks by Kostas Gavroglou, Greek Minister of Education, Research and Religious Affairs

Welcome Remarks by Venetsana Kyriazopoulou, President of the Convocation of Rectors of Greek Universities; Rector, University of Patras

Speech on “Promoting SD research and teaching at Greek universities” by Jeffrey D. Sachs, Director, SDSN Global; Professor, Columbia University

                                                                                             

                                        End of live link

                                       

                                        Q&A on Jeffrey D. Sachs’ speech

                                       

Speakers:
George Papandreou, SDSN Global Leadership Council (former Prime Minister of Greece)
Alessandra Viviani, SDSN Mediterranean
Miguel Ángel Moratinos, Chair, SDSN Spain (former Spanish Minister of Foreign Affairs)
Phoebe Koundouri, Co-Chair, SDSN Greece


11.30-11.45            Coffee break


11.45-13.30            Session 1: Sustainable development in times of crisis. Greece as a case study (Panel)

Chair: Andreas Papandreou, Co-Chair, SDSN Greece
 

Speakers: 
Assia Bensalah Alaoui, Ambassador at large of HM King Mohamed VI of Morocco
Nikos Vettas, General Director at IOBE; Professor, Athens University Economics and Business
Dimitris Karavellas, CEO, WWF Greece
Louka Katseli, Professor, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens; Chair of the Board of NBG Cyprus
Spyros Kouvelis, Senior Expert, Sustainable Development & Circular Economy, UN Environment Programme-MAP (former Greek Minister of External Affairs)
Ahmed Moawia, President, Greek Forum of Migrants
Ioannis Tsipouridis, General Manager, R.E.D. Pro Consultants (former P.P.C.R C.E.O. and former Chairman & C.E.O. of Hellenic Wind Energy Association)


13.30-14.30            Lunch break


14.30-16.15            Session 2: Sustainable allocation of investments: Integrating Natural Capital in the Equation (Panel) 
 

Chair: Phoebe Koundouri, Co-Chair, SDSN Greece
 

Speakers:
Shiri Zemah-Shamir, IDC Herzliya; University of Haifa
Plutarchos Sakellaris, Professor, Athens University of Economics and Business (former Vice President of the European Investment Bank)
Nikitas Pittis, Professor, University of Piraeus; ICRE8
Renato De Filippo, Climate Change Manager, Eni Oil & Gas Company
Zisimos Mantas, Business Development Officer, EEG-EUNICE Energy Group
Kostas Bakoyannis, Regional Governor of Sterea Ellada
Vasilis Lampropoulos, Chief Technical Officer, Thenamaris Ships Management Inc
Yanni Paniaras, Chairman, Business Council for Sustainable Development, Hellenic Federation of Enterprises - SEV


16.15-16.30            Coffee break


16.30-18.00            Session 3: Climate change: mitigation and adaptation policies for the Mediterranean (Panel)
 

Chair: Anastasios Xepapadeas, Professor, Athens University of Economics and Business; Fellow, Beijer Institute, The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
 

Speakers:
Christos Zerefos, President of the General Assembly of the Hellenic Foundation for Research and Innovation (former President of the International Ozone Commission - IO3C)
Hiona Balfoussia, Economic Research Department, Bank of Greece
Spyros Lioukas, Professor, Athens University of Economics and Business
Anastasios Xepapadeas, Professor AUEB; Fellow, Beijer Institute, The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
Nikos Charalambides, Executive Director, Greenpeace Hellas


19.00-20.00            Award Ceremony: Jeffrey D. Sachs becomes Honorary Doctor of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
[Location: ‘’Great Hall’’, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens]




Friday, September 8, 2017 – Mediterranean Conference & 1st SDSN Greece Youth Event[1]
Location: Argyriadis Amphitheatre, NKUA (Main building, Panepistimiou 30)
 

 

08.30-09.00            Registration

09.00-09.15            Welcome remarks, Keynote Speech and Presentation of National and Regional Mediterranean SDSNs

Chair: Phoebe Koundouri, Co-Chair, SDSN Greece

Welcome Remarks by Angelo Riccaboni, Rector and Professor University of Siena; Chair, SDSN Mediterranean

Welcome Remarks by Andreas Papandreou, Co-Chair, SDSN Greece

09.15-10.30            Keynote Speech on “Presentation of SDG Index and analysis for the Mediterranean region” by Jeffrey D. Sachs, Director, SDSN  Global; Professor, University of Columbia

10.30-11.30            National and regional SDSN Mediterranean presentations (Italy, Spain, Turkey, Greece)

Speakers:
Sabina Ratti, Co-Chair, SDSN Italy 
Miguel Ángel Moratinos, Chair, SDSN Spain (former Spanish Minister of Foreign Affairs): “Challenges of Sustainable Development in the MED Region”
Bahar Ozay, Manager, SDSN Turkey: “SDSN Turkey”
Phoebe Koundouri, Co-Chair, SDSN Greece: “Science Driven SDG Implementation” - including presentations of selected ICRE8 Senior Researchers: Dr. Ebun Akinsete, Dr. Nikos Englezos, Dr. Xanthi Kartala, Eleni Petra, Dr. Stella Tsani, Dr. Achilleas Vassilopoulos


11.30-11.45            Coffee break


11.45-13:15            Session 4: Water, energy and food nexus: Common regional objectives (Panel)

Chair:  Miguel Ángel Moratinos, Chair, SDSN Spain
 

Keynote speech on “Prima and SDGs in Mediterranean” by Angelo Riccaboni, Chair, SDSN Mediterranean
 

Speakers:
Assia Bensalah Alaoui, Ambassador at large of H M King Mohamed VI, King of Morocco
Lucia de Strasser, Energy and Environment Analyst, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei
Anagnostis Argyriou, Professor, Institute of Applied Biosciences - Centre for Research and Technology Hellas
Fadi Comair, Honorary President of Mediterranean Network of Basin Organisations; Expert at the UNESCO IHP for Water and Human Settlement Advisory Committee
Antonis Balomenakis, Member of the Hellenic Delegation to Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean
Yannis Ioannidis, Professor, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens; President, ATHENA Research and Innovation Center; Strategic Management Board, SDSN Greece


13.15-14.00            Lunch break


14.00-15.30            Session 5: Sustainable energy in the Mediterranean (Panel)

Chair: Nikos Charalambides, Executive Director, Greenpeace Hellas
 

Speakers:
Julien Le Tellier, Programme Management Officer, Governance Unit, UNEP Mediterranean Action Plan
Lenio Myrivili, Assistant Professor, University of the Aegean; Resilience Officer, Municipality of Athens
Costas Papanicolas, President, The Cyprus Institute
Arthouros Zervos, Professor, National Technical University of Athens; Chairman, REN21


15.30-17.00            Session 6: Sustainable development in the Mediterranean: North Africa, Middle East and Beyond (Panel) 

Chair: Costas Papanicolas, President, The Cyprus Institute
 

Speakers:
Panos Hadjinicolaou, Associate Professor, The Cyprus Institute
George K. Christophides, Professor, Imperial College London and the Cyprus Institute
Ruslana Palatnik, Natural Resource and Environmental Research Center, University of Haifa; The Max Stern Yezreel Valley College, Israel
Dimitris Mentis, KTH - Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm
Nick Spyropoulos, Director, Alma Economics
Stefanos Xenarios, Professor, Mountain Societies Research Institute, University of Central Asia


17.00-17.15            Coffee break
 


17.15-18.45            Session 7: Education advancement of SDGs through teaching and research in the Mediterranean (Status, Challenges, Projects) (Presentations and Q&A)  

Chair: Yannis Ioannidis, Strategic Management Board Member, SDSN Greece

Speakers:
Jeffrey D. Sachs, Director, SDSN Global; Professor, Columbia University
Aris Vrettos, Programme Director, Cambridge Institute on Sustainability Leadership - CISL
Michael Scoullos, Professor, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens; Director of UNESCO Chair on Sustainable Development Management; Education in the Mediterranean ΜΕdIES Coordinator

18.45-19:00            SDSN Greece Special Address by Kyriacos Mitsotakis, Leader of the Opposition Greek Parliament. [TBC]

19.00-19.15            Closing Remarks by SDSN Greece Co-Chairs, Phoebe Koundouri and Andreas Papandreou
                               
The way forward


 

*Friday, September 8, 2017 – 1st Annual SDSN Greece Youth Event

Location: Amphitheatre Antonis Tritsis, Cultural Centre of Athens (Akadimias 50 Str., Athens)


 

10:30-11:00            Registration


11:00-11:15            SDSN Youth Global Initiative - SDGs Introductory Presentation by Sam Siamak Loni, Global Coordinator of SDSN Youth Global Initiative


11:15-11:30            Presentation of #KnowYourGoals Campaign by Christina Christoforou-Livani, Network Coordinator of SDSN Greece Youth Network


11:30-11:45            Presentation of Youth Solutions Report by Dario Piselli, Project Leader of Youth Solutions Report


11:45-12:45            Keynote Speech: Aristotle, Virtue, and the SDGs by Prof. Jeffrey D. Sachs, Director, SDSN Global; Professor, Columbia University


12:45-13:00            Short Break


13:00-14:00            Panel ‘’From Goals to Actions’’

Chair: Fay Theiakou, Economist and Market Analyst Professional in Health & Reporter, CNN Greece

Speakers:
Dimitris Karavellas, CEO, WWF Greece
Christos Papanastasiou, President, Hellenic Timber Association
Nikos Trantas, Head, Coordination Office, Institutional, International Affairs, General Secretariat of the Government
Sofia Tsigkou, President, AIESEC Greece