03 March - 04 March 2020
Lisbon, Portugal

Argus Emissions Conference

  • 08:00
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  • 08:55
  • Registration and refreshments
  • 08:55
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  • 09:00
  • Chairman's opening remarks and anti-trust reminder Stefano de Clara - Director of International Policy, International Emissions Trading Association
  • 09:00
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  • 09:40
  • Keynote Address: A tale of two cities - why Brussels and Paris will force us to view emissions holistically
  • Setting the political context in which your business operates
  • How determined are policymakers to meet Europe's stated reduction targets for 2030?
  • Is Europe on target for carbon-neutrality by 2050, under its commitments to the Paris Agreement?
  • 09:40
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  • 10:10
  • A new phase for the EU ETS: What to expect in the transition to Phase Four - and how to prepare Kate Abnett - Senior Reporter - Emissions, Argus
  • Overview of the Phase IV rules due to come into effect in 2021
  • Can we expect any more changes to the MSR or ETS architecture?
  • Outlining why industrials need to watch their compliance needs carefully during the transition
  • 10:10
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  • 11:00
  • Networking break
  • 11:00
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  • 11:30
  • Brexit

A discussion on the consequences the various ramifications of Brexit could have for the EU ETS.

Confirmed panellists:

Hannah Lewis, Head of Emissions Trading Negotiations and Reform, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

 

  • 11:30
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  • 12:00
  • The German waterbed? Member states and the ETS
  • Assessing whether German plans for coal-phaseout will survive changes within the political landscape
  • The implications of coal displacement for the wider European emissions market
  • How can states pursue unilateral policies without creating an imbalance of supply and demand?

Confirmed panellists:

Marc Merrill, Senior Legal and Compliance Executive, Uniper

Michael Pahle, Head of Climate and Energy Working Group, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

Alexandra Tudoroiu, Senior Policy Manager, COGEN Europe

  • 12:00
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  • 12:30
  • Spotlight on North America: States trump federal inaction on carbon pricing John Battaglia - Head of Carbon Trading, BGC Partners
  • Overview of US and Canadian regional markets
  • Do they represent a growing opportunity for climate investment?
  • What further developments are on the horizon for North American markets?
  • 12:30
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  • 13:00
  • Emissions in a global perspective Stefano de Clara - Director of International Policy, International Emissions Trading Association
  • Spotlight on Asian markets
  • Insight from new initiatives around the world
  • The Swiss-ETS merger and what this could tell us about future linkages
  • 13:00
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  • 14:10
  • Networking lunch
  • 14:10
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  • 14:40
  • Pioneering transition? The outlook for aviation
  • Will the aviation sector continue to receive a fuel tax exemption?
  • Discussion on how aviation should approach its long-term emissions strategy
  • Will the EU respect the primacy of the CORSIA system?

Confirmed panellists:

Michel Adam, Senior Manager - Aviation Environment, International Air Transport Association

Faig Abbasov, Shipping Programme Manager, Transport & Environment

 

  • 14:40
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  • 15:10
  • Navigating uncharted waters: Decarbonising the shipping industry
  • Is the IMO 2020 ambitious enough?
  • Does shipping have a genuine low-carbon vision?
  • What is the likelihood of shipping being incorporated into the EU ETS?

Confirmed panellist:

Faig Abbasov, Shipping Programme Manager, Transport & Environment

  • 15:10
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  • 15:45
  • Networking break
  • 15:45
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  • 17:00
  • Analyst panel: How much will you be paying for your carbon in two years' time?
  • How will external factors affect the market?
  • Will the MSR regulate supply and demand?
  • How high a carbon price will politicians tolerate?

Confirmed panellists:

Trevor Sikorski, Head of Natural Gas, Coal and Carbon Research, Energy Aspects

Tom Lord, Head of Trading and Risk Management, Redshaw Advisors

Lawson Steele, Senior Utility Analyst, Berenberg

Jan Kloczko, Senior Portfolio Manager, PGNiG Termika SA

Ariel Perez, Head of Emissions Trading, Hartree Partners

Francisco Grajales Cravioto, Senior Environmental Commodities Trader, Vattenfall Energy Trading GmbH

 

  • 17:00
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  • 17:10
  • Chairman's closing remarks
  • 08:45
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  • 09:30
  • Registration and refreshments
  • 9:30
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  • 9:35
  • Chairman's opening remarks Jeremy Nicholson - Vice-President, International Federation of Industrial Energy Consumers (IFIEC Europe)
  • 09:35
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  • 10:00
  • Fuel switching in focus: developments in generation fuels markets Matthew Monteverde - Senior Vice-President - Global Markets, Argus
  • Profitability trends in the power, gas and coal markets
  • What happens to power and gas when coal and gas stop competing?
  • How much does US shale matter to the European energy transition? 

  • 10:00
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  • 10:35
  • Biomass: Is Europe's biggest renewable truly a force for good?
  • Evaluating the impact of biomass on emissions reduction
  • How can negative public opinion be addressed, before it shifts policymakers to a less sympathetic position?
  • Should biomass be promoted as an essential component of industrial decarbonisation?

Confirmed panellists:

Ross McKenzie, Head of Public Affairs, Drax

Linde Zuidema, Forest and Climate Campaigner, Fern

Giulia Cancian, Policy Advisor, Bioenergy Europe

 

  • 10:35
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  • 11:20
  • Networking break
  • 11:20
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  • 12:35
  • European industry: Is a rush to decarbonisation killing our ability to compete?
  • Are high and volatile carbon prices a barrier to investment?
  • How can policymakers prevent carbon leakage as free allocation is phased out?
  • Does heavy industry have any genuine future in a low-carbon Europe?

Confirmed panellists:

Liv Rathe, Director, Norsk Hydro

Hans-Christian Henne, Senior Manager Corporate Energy and Climate Affairs, Aurubis AG

Antonio Carrillo, Head of Climate and Energy, LafargeHolcim

Teresa Marques, Logistics, Production Planning and Energy Management Manager, Bondalti Chemicals

Nicola Rega, Climate Change and Energy Director, CEPI

  • 12:35
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  • 13:15
  • Joining the dots: The equilibrium of energy and industrial transition Jeremy Nicholson - Vice-President, International Federation of Industrial Energy Consumers (IFIEC Europe)
  • Identifying the shifting patterns of energy supply and demand
  • What are the regulatory barriers to a synergised decarbonisation strategy?
  • Outlining how sector-coupling can ease the burden on industry
  • 13:15
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  • 14:30
  • Networking lunch
  • 14:30
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  • 15:00
  • Kickstarting the hydrogen revolution
  • The benefits of hydrogen as a low-carbon alternative
  • Understand the processes of electrolysis, sMR with CCS, and pyrolysis
  • Why should industry care about hydrogen technology given the current price of carbon?

Confirmed panellist:

John Williams, Senior Principal, Poyry

Nicolas Jensen, Policy Manager - Distribution, Eurogas

 

  • 15:00
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  • 16:00
  • Technology and Investment Panel: Unlocking the potential of European research and innovation
  • Is Europe doing enough to accommodate research and innovation in its industrial strategy?
  • How will a technological revolution be financed adequately and sustainably?
  • The role new technologies play in creating a more sophisticated circular economy

 

Confirmed panellists

Jim Rushworth, Industrial Policy Director, Cembureau

Alexandre Affre, Director of Industrial Affairs, Business Europe


  • 16:00
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  • 16:15
  • Networking break
  • 16:15
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  • 17:00
  • Investment Roundtable
An interactive opportunity for industry leaders to network with experts in the financing of low-carbon initiatives and sustainable business strategies.
  • 17:00
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  • 17:15
  • Chairman's closing remarks

The agenda for the Argus Emissions Conference is currently in production. For further information and speaking opportunities, please contact:

Alexander Tyrer
T: +44(0) 20 7780 4309
E: alexander.tyrer@argusmedia.com