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Opening session

Karmenu Vella – EU Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries – Download speech

Module 1- Forty years of European environmental policy: successes, failures and lessons learned
John Hontelez – Chief Advocacy Officer at the Forest Stewardship Council, former EEB Secretary General (1996-2011)  – Download speech

Module 2: The next 40 years: placing sustainability at the heart of Europe’s policies

Achim Steiner, Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme – Link to Mr Steiner’s video message

Hans Bruyninckx, Executive Director, European Environment Agency – Download PPT-presentation

Maria Krautzberger, President of the German Federal Environment Agency – Download speech

Module 3 – Will it be enough to step up incremental change or should we be looking for paradigm shift? 

Simon Upton – Director, Environment Directorate, OECD – Download PPT-presentation

Sunita Narain, Director General, Centre for Science and the Environment, India – Link to Ms Narain’s video message

Joachim Spangenberg – Vice-President, Sustainable Europe Research Institute – Download PPT-presentation

Parallel breakout session – Europe in the wider world

Charlotte Christiaens, Coordinator, CATAPA – Download PPT-presentation

Parallel breakout session – The threat to nature

Monica Verbeek – Executive Director, Seas at Risk – Download PPT-presentation

Parallel breakout session – The threat to health

Christer Ågren – Director, Air pollution and Climate Secretariat (AirClim) – Download PPT-presentation

Michael Warhurst, Executive Director, CHEM Trust – Download PPT-presentation

Module 4 – Strengthening the movement for environmental change

Janez Potocnik – Former EU Commissioner for the Environment –  Download PPT-presentation