Delphi Economic Forum: Innovating for Climate Resilience

Delphi Economic Forum: Innovating for Climate Resilience, Delphi, Greece

Delphi Economic Forum IV ( took place between Thursday, February 28 and Sunday, March 3, 2019 aiming to identify the main global trends, assess their implications and review the resulting challenges and policy options confronting decision-makers of the wider Eastern Mediterranean Region. Moreover, it places Greece’s need for structural reforms and new leadership strategies under the microscope with the aim to explore a new model of governance. The main theme of Delphi Economic Forum IV is “The Challenge of Inclusive Growth”. UN SDSN Greeceand EIT Climate KICGreece have co-organized the following sessions:

Prof. Phoebe Koundourichaired a session on Innovating for Climate Resilience, which featured as main speakers:

  • Prof. Andreas Papandreou, Professor of Environmental Economics, National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece
  • Demetres Karavellas, CEO, WWF, Greece
  • Dr. Thanh –Tam Le, Managing Director, Climate-KIC SAS & Director for the Meditterranean, Climate-KIC
  • Dr. Dimitri Zenghelis, Visiting Research Fellow, Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change, LSE
  • Nick Keramidas, Director of EU Affairs, Mytilineos S.A. , Greece

Moreover, Prof. Phoebe Koundouria speaker at the session on Environmental Degradation and Climate Change, chaired by Christos Zerefos, Head, Research Center for Climatology, Academy of Athens, Greece. The main speakers of the session were:

– H.E. Yasuhiro Shimizu, Ambassador to Greece, Embassy of Japan

– Dr. Petteri Taalas, Secretary General, World Meteorological Organization, Switzerland

– Guy Brasseur, Leader, Env.Modeling Group, Max-Planck Institute for Meteorology, Germany

– Prof. Pantelis Capros, Energy Economy Environment Modelling Lab, University of Athens, Greece

– Prof. Phoebe Koundouri, Professor, Athens University of Economics & Business,Greece

– Prof. Anastasios Xepapadeas, Professor, Athens University of Economics & Business; US Academy of Sciences, Greece

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