Opening ceremony

    1. Event type
      Plenary session
    2. Event Theme
      Responsible production and consumption
      Sustainable cities and communities
      Governance and cooperation
      Local development and decentralised action
      Technology and Innovation
    3. Event location Indian Plenary
    1. Presented by World Efficiency

Opening ceremony

12 December 2017, 10:00 - 11:00

Paris Porte de Versailles

Opening ceremony (simultaneous English-French translation will be provided during the session)


Introduction by:

• Stéphanie Gay-Torrente, Managing director (Climate & Environment Shows), Reed Expositions France

• Jens Nielsen, CEO, World Climate Ltd


Opening Keynotes:

• H.R.H. Princess Abze Djigma, Special Envoy of the President of Burkina Faso for SDG’s and Climate Change, Ambassador for Renewable Energy of Burkina Faso; Founder and CEO, AbzeSolar

• Peder Jensen, Head of secretariat, International Resources Panel (IRP), UN Evironment


Welcome speeches:

• François-Michel Lambert, Member of French Parliament, Founder and President, National Institute of Circular Economy

• Victorien Erussard, Founder, Captain, Energy Observer

• Anthony Abbotts, Sustainability Director, Rockwool International

• Terri Wills, CEO, World Green Building Council (to be confirmed)


  • Gay-Torrente Stéphanie


    Managing director (Climate & Environment Shows)

    Reed Expositions France

  • Nielsen Jens



    World Climate Ltd

  • H.R.H. Princess Abze Djigma


    Founder and CEO


    Mossi Princess from Burkina Faso and a direct descendant of Princess Yennenga a famous warrior in the 12th century.  Ambassador for Renewable Energy...

  • Jensen Peder


    Head of Secretariat, International Resource Panel

    UN Environment

  • Lambert François-Michel


    Member of French Parliament, President

    National Institute of Circular Economy

  • Erussard Victorien


    Founder, Captain

    Energy Observer

  • Abbotts Anthony


    Sustainability director

    Rockwhool International

  • Wills Terri



    World Green Building Council

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