SUSCO Budapest 2015

Partner: Antall József Knowledge Centre
Event date: Oct 08, 2015
Deadline for registering: Oct 07, 2015
Venue: Akvárium Klub, Budapest (Hungary), Hungary
Category: Conference

SUSCO Budapest 2015

Sustainable Development Conference

Hungary has been co-chairing the United Nations Open Working Group on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) since March 2013. With this position, Hungary was given a great responsibility and opportunity to become one of the pioneers in the paradigm shift toward sustainability.

By taking advantage of its proficiency and highlighted role in the SDGs process, Hungary can significantly increase its prestige and long-term competitiveness. Continuing on the path of the Budapest Water Summit 2013, the SUSCO Budapest, an international conference series on sustainable development (SD), aims to position Hungary as one of the regional pioneers of shaping and adapting regulations, as well as taking advantage of innovation related to sustainability.

Thus, the Antall József Knowledge Centre (AJKC) is organising the SUSCO Budapest 2015 on 8 October 2015, which is to be supported by an expo and other related events.

The aim of SUSCO Budapest is to establish an SD network in the Central-Eastern European (CEE) region in accordance with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations. The network provides attendees with the possibility of discussing the challenges and best practices of the region, exchanging experience, and seeking common solutions for SD.  SUSCO fosters the dialogue between the governmental, private, and scientific sectors, as well as the civil society of the region.

Main Patron of the Conference: János Áder, President of Hungary

Patron of the Conference: István Tarlós, Mayor of Budapest

Climate-Resiliant Urban Development

Provisional Agenda:

8:00-9:00 – Registration

9:00-9:30 – Opening Remarks:

  • Katalin Bihari, Deputy Director of AJKC
  • Dr Balázs Szeneczey, Vice Mayor for Urban Development, Budapest
  • Frank Spengler, Resident Representative, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung

9:20-9:40 – Keynote Speech: (TBC, M. Éric Fournier, French Ambassador to Hungary)

9:40-10:40 - Sub-session I: Liveable Cities

  • Holger Kuhle (Manager, UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network Paris Office)
  • Anya Margaret Ogorkiewicz, Founder, The Keryx Group
  • Flavio Cucchietti, Vice Chairman, ITU Focus Group on Smart Sustainable Cities; Vice Chairman, ITU Study Group on the Environment and Climate Change, International Telecommunication Union
  • (TBC, Miklós Seszták, Minister of National Development)
  • (TBC, Caio Koch-Weser, Vice Chairman, Deutsche Bank)
  • Chair: János Zlinszky, Director, Sustainable Developemnt Academy, Regional Development Center

10:40-11:00 Coffee Break and Networking Opportunity

11:00-12:45 – Sub-session II: Decarbonisation of Energy Systems - Sustainable Transportation

  • József Pethő, Business Development Director, EVOPRO Ltd.
  • Dr Kálmán Dabóczi, CEO, Centre for Budapest Transport
  • Gábor Szarvas, Director, Community Affairs, Environment, Health and Safety Directorate, Budapest Airport
  • William Nederpelt, Vice President, European Cyclist’s Federation
  • Chair: Peter Badik, Director, Slovak Electric Vehicle Association

12:45-14:00 – Lunch

14:00-15:30 – Sub-session III: Decarbonisation of Enery Systems - Green Buildings

  • Jérome Gatier, Director, Sustainable Building Plan, French Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy
  • Zoltán Linczmayer, Managing Director, Skanska Hungary
  • Zsombor Barta, Director of Sustainability, Sentient Kft.
  • Phil Williams, Executive Director for Project Delivery, Delos Living, WELL Building System
  • Chair: Pál Baross, President of the HuGBC

15:30-16:00 Coffee Break and Networking Opportunity

16:00-17:00 - Sub-session IV: Decarbonisation of Energy Systems - Sustainable Urban Planning

  • Deon Terblanche, Director, Atmospheric Research and Environment Branch, World Meteorological Organisation
  • Wolfgang Teubner, Regional Director, ICLEI Europe
  • Andre Dzikus, Coordinator, Urban Basic Services Branch UN Human Settlements Programme, UN-Habitat
  • Ferenc Pongrácz, Business Development Executive, Southeast Europe, IBM
  • Chair: Dr Kornélia Radics, President, Hungarian Meteorological Service

17:00-17:30 – Closing Remarks

  • Summary of Sub-session I – Session Chair I
  • Summary of Sub-session II – Session Chair II
  • Summary of Sub-session III – Session Chair III
  • Summary of Sub-session III – Session Chair IV

17:30-18:30 – Wine Tasting and Networking Opportunity

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Keywords: Energy Security, Cyber Security, Economic Security, Global Security, Nuclear, Water, Oil and Gas, EU, United Nations, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, OECD, Democracy, Education, Human Rights, V4, Europe


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