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Conference Agenda-Could Blue Growth Turn Into Green

Conference Agenda-Could Blue Growth Turn Into Green

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Could Blue Growth turn into Green?
 Conference on the occasion of the EEB 40
th
 anniversary
Athens, Greece June 3
rd
 2014
Registration
If you would like to attend the conference, please complete the attached registration form. Deadline for initial expressions of interest in attending:
26 May 2014
.
Practical information
Venue :
 
Agricultural University of Athens, 75 Iera Odos str., 118 55, Athens- Greece
 
Room :
 Conference Hall of Agricultural Museum
Schedule :
 Registration will start at 8.30. The conference programme will run from 9.00 to 17.30
Language :
 Simultaneous interpretation will be provided from and into English and Greek
Costs :
Participation in the conference is free of charge Click here for more information on the conference venue If you have any questions about the conference, please send us an email to
Hara Fostieri at haraf86@hotmail.com
Agenda
 
Morning session
8.30-9.00 Registration
 –
 Welcome coffee
Opening of the conference
 –
 Welcome reception
Moderator:
Vasilios Lykousis, Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (HCMR)
 
9.00-10.00 Opening
Gerassimos Arapis,
 Elliniki Etairia & Agricultural University of Athens (AUA)- Greek NGOs representative
Mikael Karlson,
President, European Environmental Bureau (EEB)
 
Keynote speeches
Maria Damanaki,
 European Commissioner for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries
(tbc) Ioannis
 
Maniatis
 , Minister of Environment, Energy and Climate Change, Greece
(tbc)
 
Tsaftaris Athanasios,
Minister 
 
of Rural Development and Food of the Hellenic Republic
(tbc)
 
Miltiadis Varvitsiotis
 , Minister of Shipping and the Aegean, Greece
(tbc) Monica Verbeek
 ,
 
Executive Director, Seas-at-Risk (SAR)
 
 2
Session 1: MSFD and Blue Growth
Moderator:
Gerassimos Arapis,
 Elliniki Etairia & Agricultural University of Athens (AUA)
10.00-11.15
 
Overview of the MSFD implementation at European and regional level
Joachim D’Eugenio,
Deputy Head of the Marine Environment and Water Industries Unit, DG Environment, European Commission
 (tbc)
Towards the delivery of an integrated maritime policy designed to contribute towards Europe’s
sustainable development
Eleni Marianou, Secretary General of the CPMR (tbc)
MSFD in the Mediterranean: Perspectives of Greece
Konstantinos Triantis
 , Special 
 
Secretary for Water, Ministry of Environment, Energy and Climate Change, Greece
(tbc)
Sustainable Marine Governance: Lessons from the Baltic Sea Region
Mikael Karlsson
 , President of the European Environmental Bureau (EEB)
 MSFD challenges and NGO proposals
Natalia Roumelioti,
Coastal Zone Management Projects Coordinator, MEDITERRANEAN SOS Network (MedSOS)
11.15-11.30 Q&A 11.30-11.45
Coffee break/ Press point
 
Session 2: Navigation and Ports
Moderator:
 
Michael Petrakis,
 
ECOCITY
11.45-12.45
 
Sustainable EU Shipping
Merijn Hougee,
Interim director at the Clean Shipping Project 
 
NGOs
 views on Green Shipping
Patrizia Heidegger, Executive Director,
Shipbreaking Platform
Renewable sources of energy in ports
 
Nikitas Nikitakos, Professor in the University of Aegean (tbc)
The Port of Valencia
 Rafael Company,
 Project Manager at Valencia Port Authority
Blue Growth
 –
 Green Jobs
Nikos Chrysogelos
 , (Member of the European Parliament)
 
12.45-13.00
 
Q&A
 
13.00-14.00
 
Networking lunch
 
Afternoon session
 
Session 3: Exploration and exploitation of seabed resources
Moderator:
Klio Monokrousou
 , Water Resources Coordinator, MEDITERRANEAN SOS Network (MedSOS)
 
14.00-15.00 Impacts of offshore oil and gas drilling activities on cetaceans
Vaggelis Paravas, Representative from MOm / The Hellenic Society for the Study and Protection of the

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