For a Carbon Neutral Future

October 8, 2019

Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon

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09:30 | Reception | Welcome Coffee

10:00 | Welcome

João Castello Branco, CEO The Navigator Company & President of the Sustainability Forum

10:10 | Opening

Pedro Siza Vieira, Deputy Minister of the Prime Minister and Minister of Economy of Portugal

10:25 | Introductory note on Climate Change

Filipe Duarte Santos, Climate Change Expert & Professor at Lisbon University

10:35 | The role of business in the transition to a low carbon economy

María Mendiluce, WBCSD Managing Director Climate and Energy**

10:45 | Roundtable
Collaboration and decision making towards carbon neutrality

António Martins da Costa, Executive Board Member EDP

António Rios Amorim, President & CEO Corticeira Amorim

Francisco Ferreira, President ZERO

Nuno Lacasta, President Agência Portuguesa do Ambiente (Portuguese Environment Agency)


Luís Ribeiro, Journalist VISÃO

12:00 | Roadmap to a Carbon Neutral Company

João Paulo Oliveira, Executive Board Member The Navigator Company

12:30 | LUNCH

13:40 | Sustainable land use and forests, building a low carbon society

Eduardo Rojas-Briales, former Assistant DG and Head of the Forestry Department, FAO & Professor at UPV

14:10 | The role of planted forests in natural climate solutions

Paula Guimarães, Sustainability Manager The Navigator Company

14:30 | Roundtable
Business solutions for a low carbon society

Isabel Barros, Executive Board Member Sonae MC

Luís Mesquita Dias, CEO Vitacress

Nuno Santos, Executive Board Member The Navigator Company

Rui Miguel Nabeiro, CEO Delta Cafés


Paulo Ferreira, Columnist ECO-Economia Online

15:45 | Climate Change, an opportunity to change

Júlia Seixas, Professor at FCT-NOVA, Portuguese Roadmap to Carbon Neutrality 2050

16:05 | Close

João Castello Branco, CEO The Navigator Company & President of the Sustainability Forum

Coffee will be served after the close of proceedings


Getting Here

Public Transport

Underground: S. Sebastião (blue and red lines)

Buses: 713, 716, 726, 742, 746, 756

Parking Lots

Parque Berna (underground)

Praça de Espanha

El Corte Inglês (underground)


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