Moderated by Katie Gallus



Opening keynotes

Niels Annen
Minister of State at the German Federal Foreign Office

Francisco Ribeiro de Menezes
Ambassador of Portugal in Germany

João Galamba
Secretary of State, Portuguese Ministry of Environment and Climate Action


Panel I: Economic recovery and the Green Deal – how can climate protection, competitiveness and social cohesion be addressed in a coherent manner?

Nuno Lacasta
President of APA, Portuguese Environment Agency

Professor Tom Krebs
PhD, Professor of Macroeconomics and Economic Policy, University of Mannheim

Ângelo Ramalho
Chief Executive Officer, EFACEC Power Solutions

Markus Strangmüller
Head of Corporate Sustainability Management, Siemens


Coffee break


Panel II: Ambitious climate protection in industries in Germany and Portugal: What opportunities and challenges does the transformation of the energy system present for the economy?

Teresa Marques
Director for Energy, Bondalti

Dr. Erika Bellmann
Senior Advisor Climate & Energy, WWF Germany

Professor João Peças Lopes
Associate Director, INESC TEC, and Professor at the Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto

Dr. Thomas Haas
Vice President Science & Technology, Evonik Operations GmbH

Dr. Marc Bovenschulte
Director, Institute for Innovation and Technology


Conclusion / Outlook

How can the Green Deal contribute to a successful transition to a climate neutral economy?
Which roles can Germany and Portugal play in this?

Andreas Peschke
Director-General for European Affairs, German Federal Foreign Office

Rui Vinhas
Director-General for European Affairs, Portuguese Ministry of Foreign Affairs