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DNV at Norwegian Expo Pavilion, 29 March 2022

Dubai Expo

Building Resilience with Nature Positive Actions and Shaping the Net Zero Future

DNV Supply Chain & Product Assurance is hosting a symposium of policymakers, regulators, industry leaders and academia on 29 March 2022 at the Expo 2020 Norwegian Pavilion. We invite you to share your experience and outlook on how the public and private sector can contribute to achieving the Global Climate Change Challenges and UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The event is held as part of the prestigious MENA Climate Week 2022’ that will be held between 28th -31st March, 2022 that is organized by UNFCCC, where DNV is actively engaged.

The program aims to convene public and private sector decision makers from the Middle East and internationally. The session will explore concrete and viable ways to advance initiatives and partnerships relating to the Climate Change and SDGs through DNV’s technological and innovative risk assurance solutions in the three-hour symposium.

Tentative program agenda (subject to travel restrictions):

Time

Flow of the Event

3.00 pm

Welcome speech, DNV – Mr. Percy Lakdawalla

Welcome Address – Mr. Sten Arne Rosnes, Ambassador of Norway to UAE

Keynote speech – Mr. Eric Giercksky, UN Global Compact Director

3.30 pm

DNV’s vision for the Net Zero Future by nature positive actions
Mr. Luca Crisciotti, CEO DNV Supply Chain & Product Assurance

3.40 pm

Panel Discussion 1: Evolving ESG frameworks in the global arena

Moderator:
Mrs. Olga Rudkovskaya Manager, Sustainability & Supply Chain

Panelists:
Ms. Miriam Alqubaisi – Head of Sustainability and Excellence, Etihad
Mrs. Dina Storey – Director – Sustainability Operations - Sustainability-Real Estate Expo2020
Faisal Al Raisi – COO & ACEO at Etihad Energy Services, Dubai Super ESCO(As part of DEWA and Dubai Carbon Center of Excellence)

 

Additional Participant: DEWA- TBC (Considered)

4.10 pm

Panel Discussion 2: Green Finance and Taxonomy

Moderator: Mr. Prakash Tikare – Area Manager, India & Middle East, DNV (Optional Mr. Anirban Chatterjee)

Panelists:
Mr. Oliver Phillips – Green Finance, Manager, Standard Chartered
Mr. Antonio Miguel Riberio – Director of Enterprise Risk Management
Mr. Philippe Richard – Executive Director International, ADGM-FSRA
Mr. Thomas Leonard – Country Manager, Green Finance, DNV

4.55 pm

Panel Discussion 3 :Climate action – Tackling the global carbon and waste crisis through digital innovation

Moderator: Mr. Sven Edgren, Director – Digital Assurance & Go to Market, SCPA

Panelists:
Mrs. Ann Sofie Gade – General Manager Operations at ReSea
Mr. Kishor Rajhansha – Chief Operations Officer, Global Carbon Council, Qatar
Mr. Vivek Bhatia – Director, Conares
Mr. Antonios Vouloudis, Director of Sustainability and Stewardship, New York University Abu Dhabi

5.25 pm

Panel Discussion 4: Challenges in transport sector and its contribution towards -industry, innovation and infrastructure, Sustainable Cities and Communities and Climate Actions

Moderator: Mr. Jorge Aldegunde, Global Transport Manager, DNV

Panelists:
Mr. Stephen Severance – Head of Program Management & Marketing, Masdar  
Mr. Stephen Goldie – City Planning Advisor, Department of Municipalities & Transport
Mr. Didar Dalkic – Advisor to the Minister, Minister of Transportation and Telecommunication, Kingdom of Bahrain (e-participation) 
Mr. Benjamin Dineshkar – Head of Maritime, DNV Middle East & Africa

5.55 pm

Reflections by DNV on Low Carbon Eco Systems: Emission tokenization; myth or reality?  
By Sven Edgren and Olga Rudkovskaya

A key aspect of decarbonization is in build environment, with building energy consumption as one of the major contributors. Real estate companies are starting to work in developing mechanisms that typically have a simple rewarding scheme of token or ticket, in order to incentive responsible towards emission behavior. Does this represent an opportunity to bring green building energy efficiency measures or energy standards application into a carbon credit?

6.10 pm

Symposium summary and vote of thanks –
Mr. Percy Lakdawalla, Regional Manager – APAC IME, SCPA

6.30 pm-9.00 pm

Networking reception (including high tea) at the Norway Pavilion or other venue (30-40 attendees by invitation)

DNV Supply Chain & Product Assurance is hosting a symposium of policymakers, regulators, industry leaders and academia on 29 March 2022 at the Expo 2020 Norwegian Pavilion. We invite you to share your experience and outlook on how the public and private sector can contribute to achieving the Global Climate Change Challenges and UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The event is held as part of the prestigious MENA Climate Week 2022’ that will be held between 28th -31st March, 2022 that is organized by UNFCCC, where DNV is actively engaged.

The program aims to convene public and private sector decision makers from the Middle East and internationally. The session will explore concrete and viable ways to advance initiatives and partnerships relating to the Climate Change and SDGs through DNV’s technological and innovative risk assurance solutions in the three-hour symposium.

Tentative program agenda (subject to travel restrictions):

Time

Flow of the Event

3.00 pm

Welcome speech, DNV – Mr. Percy Lakdawalla

Welcome Address – Mr. Sten Arne Rosnes, Ambassador of Norway to UAE

Keynote speech – Mr. Eric Giercksky, UN Global Compact Director

3.30 pm

DNV’s vision for the Net Zero Future by nature positive actions
Mr. Luca Crisciotti, CEO DNV Supply Chain & Product Assurance

3.40 pm

Panel Discussion 1: Evolving ESG frameworks in the global arena

Moderator:
Mrs. Olga Rudkovskaya Manager, Sustainability & Supply Chain

Panelists:
Ms. Miriam Alqubaisi – Head of Sustainability and Excellence, Etihad
Mrs. Dina Storey – Director – Sustainability Operations - Sustainability-Real Estate Expo2020
Faisal Al Raisi – COO & ACEO at Etihad Energy Services, Dubai Super ESCO(As part of DEWA and Dubai Carbon Center of Excellence)

 

Additional Participant: DEWA- TBC (Considered)

4.10 pm

Panel Discussion 2: Green Finance and Taxonomy

Moderator: Mr. Prakash Tikare – Area Manager, India & Middle East, DNV (Optional Mr. Anirban Chatterjee)

Panelists:
Mr. Oliver Phillips – Green Finance, Manager, Standard Chartered
Mr. Antonio Miguel Riberio – Director of Enterprise Risk Management
Mr. Philippe Richard – Executive Director International, ADGM-FSRA
Mr. Thomas Leonard – Country Manager, Green Finance, DNV

4.55 pm

Panel Discussion 3 :Climate action – Tackling the global carbon and waste crisis through digital innovation

Moderator: Mr. Sven Edgren, Director – Digital Assurance & Go to Market, SCPA

Panelists:
Mrs. Ann Sofie Gade – General Manager Operations at ReSea
Mr. Kishor Rajhansha – Chief Operations Officer, Global Carbon Council, Qatar
Mr. Vivek Bhatia – Director, Conares
Mr. Antonios Vouloudis, Director of Sustainability and Stewardship, New York University Abu Dhabi

5.25 pm

Panel Discussion 4: Challenges in transport sector and its contribution towards -industry, innovation and infrastructure, Sustainable Cities and Communities and Climate Actions

Moderator: Mr. Jorge Aldegunde, Global Transport Manager, DNV

Panelists:
Mr. Stephen Severance – Head of Program Management & Marketing, Masdar  
Mr. Stephen Goldie – City Planning Advisor, Department of Municipalities & Transport
Mr. Didar Dalkic – Advisor to the Minister, Minister of Transportation and Telecommunication, Kingdom of Bahrain (e-participation) 
Mr. Benjamin Dineshkar – Head of Maritime, DNV Middle East & Africa

5.55 pm

Reflections by DNV on Low Carbon Eco Systems: Emission tokenization; myth or reality?  
By Sven Edgren and Olga Rudkovskaya

A key aspect of decarbonization is in build environment, with building energy consumption as one of the major contributors. Real estate companies are starting to work in developing mechanisms that typically have a simple rewarding scheme of token or ticket, in order to incentive responsible towards emission behavior. Does this represent an opportunity to bring green building energy efficiency measures or energy standards application into a carbon credit?

6.10 pm

Symposium summary and vote of thanks –
Mr. Percy Lakdawalla, Regional Manager – APAC IME, SCPA

6.30 pm-9.00 pm

Networking reception (including high tea) at the Norway Pavilion or other venue (30-40 attendees by invitation)