Coping with Change: Global Warming and Decarbonization - 4th International Symposium

Alcantara S.p.A, the first Italian company to achieve Carbon Neutrality status and established best practice in the field of Sustainability, organized the Symposium “Coping with Change: Global Warming and Decarbonization” with Venice International University. During the two-day workshop of the 4th International Symposium on Sustainability, world-class scientists, economists, academics, managers of top corporations, science writers, governmental and non-governmental organizations from East and West evaluated the impact of Global Warming and Decarbonization on people’s lives, company behaviors, and communicator activities, highlighting the role played by technology and innovation on this subject. The “Coping with Change: Global Warming and Decarbonization” symposium was divided into three sessions:

Keynote speeches and a discussion panel were dedicated to each session.
Academic contributors:
Ambassador Umberto Vattani – President, Venice International University
Prof. Carlo Giupponi - Dean of Venice International University
Lord Nicholas Stern - Professor of Economics and Government and Chair of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, London School of Economics
Prof. Detlef van Vuuren - Professor of Integrated Assessment of Global Environmental Change at the Faculty of Geosciences, Utrecht University, Member of the IPCC Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
Prof. Helmuth Trischler - Head of research at the Deutsches Museum of Munich, Professor of modern history and the history of technology, LMU – Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich
Prof. Massimo Inguscio - President of CNR, Consiglio Nazionale Ricerche
Prof. Andrew Jorgenson - Professor and Chairperson of the Sociology Department at the Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences, Boston College
Prof. Yasuhiro Daisho - Senior Research Professor / Professor Emeritus Research Organization for Next Generation Vehicles Research Council, Waseda University
Industry and other organizations contributors:
Mr. Andrea Boragno - CEO & Chairman Alcantara S.p.A
Onorevole Giovanna Melandri – Founder and Chairman of the Human Foundation - Giving and Innovating, Chairman of the MAXXI Foundation – National Museum of XXI Century arts
Dr. Barbara Buchner - Executive Director of Climate Finance program, Climate Policy Initiative
Dr. Georg Kell – Founder and former Executive Director of the United Nations Global Compact, Chairman of Arabesque Partner
Dr. Daniel Klingenfeld - Head of the Director's Staff, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research
Ms. Cecilia Tam - Senior Energy Analyst, International Energy Agency (IEA)
Dr. Hirohide Furutani – Director, Renewable Energy Research Center, Advanced Industrial Science and Technology Deputy Director, Fukushima Renewable Energy Institute
Mr. Ernesto Ciorra - Head of Innovability (Innovation and Sustainability), Enel Group
Dr. Kimitaka Yamane – President, Doctor of Engineering, Yamane Hydrogen Energy Research Laboratory
Dr. Paul Jefferiss - Head of Policy, Long Term Planning and Policy, BP
Mr. Yoshikazu Tanaka – Chief Engineer ZF MS Product Planning Mid-size Vehicle Company, Toyota Motor Corporation
Dr. Hermann Pengg - Head of Project Management e-fuels, Audi AG
Mr. Takashi Moriya - Senior Chief Engineer Technology Development Division 5, Honda R&D Co., Ltd. Automobile R&D Center
Mr. Ryo Chishiro – Senior Staff Officer, Hydrogen Project Development Center, Corporate Technology Division, Kawasaki Heavy Industries
Mr. Paul Voosen - Earth and planetary reporter, Science
Mr. Carl Zimmer - Science writer, blogger and columnist at The New York Times
Mr. Alex Kasprak - Science writer,
Mr. Leo Lewis - Tokyo Correspondent of Financial Times
The “Coping with Change: Global Warming and Decarbonization” symposium was followed live on the Facebook page “International Symposium on Sustainability”
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