Welcome to State of Green’s newest flagship service – a webinar series known as GREEN TALKS. Through monthly webinars, different aspects of the global green transition will be examined and discussed, and you will get the chance to hear from a range of relevant and interesting speakers.
Learn more about the upcoming webinars below, register free of charge to get access and find your headphones to plug into the knowledge and experience provided by our speakers.
We hope you feel inspired.
27 MAY 2020 AT 9:30-10:20 CET
LAUNCH EVENT: Green recovery – partnerships for sustainable growth
Webinar completed –
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In 2019, the Danish parliament committed Denmark to reduce CO2 emissions by 70% by 2030 – an ambitious goal requiring new technologies, solutions and most importantly: partnerships. Early on, the Danish Government launched 13 ‘Climate Partnerships’ across industries to engage the private sector in mapping out a route to the 70% emissions cut. The Climate Partnerships’ recommendations serve as a strong inspiration for a for a green recovery of the global economy after the COVID-19 pandemic, ensuring economic progress and reduction of CO2 emissions at the same time: green growth.
Speakers for this event included His Royal Highness, Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark, Danish Minister for Climate, Energy and Utilities, Dan Jørgensen, CEO of the Confederation of Danish Industry, Lars Sandahl Sørensen, CEO of Grundfos, Mads Nipper and Chairperson of Danish Youth Climate Council, Monika Skadborg.
27 AUGUST AT 9.30-10.30 CET
Power-to-X: a key enabler of the green transition
Denmark is blessed with an abundance of one particular natural resource: wind energy. Decades of focus on renewable energy has meant that 46.9 per cent of the Danish electricity consumption was covered by wind energy in 2019. It is furthermore expected that that green sources will cover 100 per cent of Danish electricity consumption by 2028.
As more and more renewable energy is added to the grids around the world, the need to store and transform electricity into other usages is growing. Power-to-X has the potential to contribute significantly to the green transition both in Denmark and globally, enabling an electrified society based on green energy sources.
Confirmed speakers for this event include CEO of Energinet, Thomas Egebo; Managing Director at Danish Energy, Lars Aagaard; Executive Vice President, Sustainables Business Unit , Haldor Topsoe, Kim Grøn Knudsen; Vice President at Ørsted, Ulrik Stridbæk and Vice President at Mærsk Line, Ole Graa Jacobsen.
3 SEPTEMBER AT 09:30-10:30 CET
Moving towards a Circular Economy
The circular economy concept has become an integral and paramount aspect of the global green transition. In order to meet today’s and future resource challenges, circular economy models are being implemented. Moving towards seeing a waste as a resource and integrate the 3 R’s; reduce, reuse, recycle. In essence, it means an end to waste and the chance to create a new type of inclusive, sustainable economic growth.
Confirmed speakers for this event include Danish Minister for Environment Lea Wermelin; Deputy CEO of Dansk Retursystem, Heidi Schütt Larsen; Chairman of the Carlsberg Foundation, Flemming Besenbacher; Director of Sustainability at ROCKWOOL Group, Anthony Abbotts and Managing Partner of Lendager Group, Ditte Lysgaard Vind.
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Who is behind GREEN TALKS?
State of Green fosters relations with international stakeholders interested in discussing their challenges and bring into play relevant Danish competencies and technologies that enable the green transition.
Rather than advocating a one-size-fits-all model for the green transition, State of Green wishes to actively help solve global challenges. We seek to stimulate debate, spur partnerships and inspire others through leading by example. Collaboration and dialogue are central elements of the Danish mind-set. We share our own experiences with the transition process, as we believe that by doing so, we all stand to gain. For decades, we have facilitated partnerships and relations across sectors and government levels to achieve sustainable growth.
State of Green is in itself an example of partnership and collaboration. We are a not-for-profit, public-private partnership between the Danish Government and Denmark’s four leading business associations: Confederation of Danish Industry, the Danish Energy Association, the Danish Agriculture & Food Council and the Wind Denmark. His Royal Highness, Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark, is the patron of State of Green.
If you are looking for inspiration, dialogue or partnership, State of Green welcomes you.
We hope you feel inspired.Learn more about the green Danish transition towards a net-zero emissions future in 2050