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WCEF2019 Grand Opening

Monday 3 June at 12.00-13.45


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12.00 Grand opening live show
Introducing the forum theme
Peter Woodward and Veera Heinonen
Welcoming words
Mikko Kosonen, President, Sitra
Voice of the next generation: “Our Planet Our Home”
Scaling up – global solutions​
Elliott Harris, Assistant Secretary-General for Economic Development, Chief Economist, UN​
Stientje van Veldhoven, Minister for the Environment, The Netherlands
Voice of commitment: The three most important messages​
Laura Tuck, Vice President for Sustainable Development, World Bank​
Torbjörn Lööf, CEO, Inter IKEA​ Group
Karmenu Vella, European Commissioner for the Environment
Tsukasa Akimoto, State Minister of the Environment, Japan
Emma Navarro, Vice-President, European Investment Bank​
13.45 Session ends


Peter Woodward and Veera Heinonen


Sitra, Climate KIC, Ellen MacArthur Foundation, EIB, Helsinki Metropolitan Smart & Clean Foundation

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