The transition to net zero emissions by 2050 could hinder environmental and biodiversity conservation. EAERE promotes the research-policy interface by examining this issue from an energy, marine and land-use standpoint. This provides the science-based framework to analyse the key role that renewable assets, reporting standards and sustainable finance can play to drive a sustainable transition.


Climate neutrality, energy transition and biodiversity : synergies, trade offs and policy instruments

Simone Borghesi  –  Director Florence School of Regulation Climate, European University Institute and University of Siena, Italy

Bringing climate, biodiversity and other ecosystem services into policy and economic decision making

Ian Bateman  –  OBE, US-NAS, FBA, FRSA, FRSB, Director: Land, Environment, Economics & Policy Institute (LEEP), University of Exeter Business School, UK

Sustainable Blue Growth: Science Driven Marine Spatial and Dynamic Planning

Phoebe Koundouri  –  President-Elect, European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists
Fellow, World Academy of Art and Science, Director ReSEES Research Laboratory, Athens University of Economics and Business

GRI Standard for biodiversity

Peter Paul van de Wijs  –  Chief External Affairs Officer, Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)
Harold Pauwels  –  Director Standards, Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)

The importance of biodiversity for investors

Shane Swords  –  Managing Director, Head of Investor Relations, NextEnergyCapital

NextEnergyCapital and solar’s role in achieving climate neutrality and improved biodiversity

Michael Bonte-Friedheim  –  Founding Partner & Group Chief Executive Officer, NextEnergyCapital

Protecting life diversification through standards and nature-based solutions

Markus H.-P. Müller, Managing Director, Global Head of Chief Investment Office Private Bank, Deutsche Bank

The EU Hybrid Side Event at COP26 – Climate Neutrality and Biodiversity: renewables assets, reporting standards and sustainable finance will take place on November 3, 2021 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM CET time.
In order to participate, register here
The event in presence will take place in Room 3.G.5 of the EU Pavilion in Glasgow Scottish Event Campus – Exhibition Way – Glasgow G3 8YW.

Video recording available here