Cleantech and climate neutral industry made in Europe — Towards a European Green Industrial Policy

Hybrid event, 19.09.2023

We are organizing an hybrid event on September 19 at the Renaissance Brussels Hotel. We invite you to discuss the current policies of the EU in the field of cleantech industry with us under the title „Clean Tech and climate neutral industry made in Europe“.

The race to climate neutrality is in full swing. The leading economic blocs across the globe implement wide ranging industrial policies to support and scale cleantech industries having understood their importance to create quality jobs, ensure prosperity and guarantee a higher degree of technological sovereignty. So is the EU, which is trying to drive developments with the Green Deal Industrial Plan, the Net-Zero Industry Act and the Strategic Technologies for Europe Platform. But will these prolicies really be enough to establish the EU as a leader in the global cleantech race? How can a European green industrial policy combine political will, pragmatic thinking, and readiness for deep-reaching reforms? A coherent EU-wide answer to the industrial transformation challenge is essential to truly harness the potential of the European economy and ensure that investments are made where they are the most efficient – not where national subsidies are the most generous. We invite you to discuss this crucial topic together with our partners from the Tech for Net Zero Alliance, the Institute for Climate Economics (I4CE) and Breakthrough Energy.


Welcoming words: 

— Sabine Nallinger, Managing Director Stiftung KlimaWirtschaft 

Expert Input: 

— David Saha, Director, Deloitte  

— Thomas Pellerin-Carlin, Director, EU Programme, I4CE 


— Jacek Truszczynski, Deputy Head of Green and Circular Economy, DG GROW

— Erika Mink-Zaghloul, Head of Governmental Affairs, Thyssenkrupp Steel Europe AG

— Pia Dorfinger, Spokesperson, Tech for Net Zero Alliance 

— Moderation: Johanna Lehne, Programme Lead, E3G 

Closing remarks: 

— Philipp Offenberg, Senior Manager Europe, Breakthrough Energy