Wednesday, 1 December 2021 (9.30-15.30)


Welcome addresses

Time Presentation Description Speaker
09.30-09.35 IntroductionPurpose, format, agenda and context of the conferenceAleksandar Macura
Programme director, RES Foundation
09.35-09.45 Our path to Ne to, 0!A journey that’s safe, but one that arrives at the destination in timeMaja Matija Ristić, confirmed
Secratary, Ministry of Mining and Energy, Government of Serbia
09.45-09.55 Luxury or necessityPostcard from Glasgow, which risk is greater: runaway climate risk or energy transition riskDavid Moran, confirmed
COP26 Regional Ambassador: Europe, Central Asia, Turkey and Iran
BREAK (9.55-10.00)

PANEL 1: World on the move – to 0!

10.00-10.50 UN1.5°C fitness check Françoise Jacob (via video), confirmed
UN Resident Coordinator in Serbia
1.5°C fitness check Net Zero by 2050: a Roadmap for the Global Energy SectorYasmine Arsalane, confirmed
Senior Analyst, IEA
EUA carbon-neutral Europe? Not without the Balkans! Is EnCom the right tool or do we need something else? Thomas Waitz, confirmed
Member of European Parliament
USThe big leap forward: will we have critical mass?David Livingstone, confirmed
Office of the Special Envoy for Climate, US Department of State
ChinaChina’s commitment to climate neutrality, what does it mean for the rest of us?Dr. Xiang Li, confirmed
Research Scientist, Institute of Energy, Peking University
Do we have the markets for Ne to, 0! What price tag and who pays?Aleksandar Kovačević, confirmed
Senior Visiting Research Fellow, Oxford Institute for Energy Studies (OIES)
10.50-11.30Q & APlenaryModerator: Aleksandar Macura,
RES Foundation
BREAK (11.30-11.40)

PANEL 2: The technology for “Ne to, 0!”

11.40-12.30Race to 0150 MW solar project with no incentives, the 1st to be certified by nature protectionNikola Stamenov, confirmed
CWP Global
What role for biomass?Meeting the demand for bioenergy in a fossil free SwedenGustav Melin, confirmed
CEO Svebio
StorageTechnology, solutions, integration of transport & other sectorsEdo Jerkić, confirmed
CBDO Megajoule
What role for biomass? Biomass to power in the Western BalkansBonnie Norman,
President E3 International
12.30-13.00Q & APlenaryModerator: Maja Turković
CWP Global
BREAK (13.00-14.00)

PANEL 3: The principles of “Ne to, 0!”

14.00-14.50Participation, ownershipSay “Ne” to leaving people outsideSimon Ilse, confirmed
Regional director Heinrich Böll Stiftung
1,5 fitnessOut of pace or out of the race?: result is decided by action in this decadeWendel Trio, confirmed
Climate Change Policy & Science Analyst, previously director of Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe
GovernanceLessons learned for just transition governanceNikos Mantzaris, confirmed
Partner & Senior Policy Analyst, The Green Tank
HealthSay “Ne” to air pollution and ill healthElizabet Paunović, confirmed
Environmental and occupational health expert
TransparencySay “Ne” to secretsBranko Čečen, confirmed
Director CINS
14.50-15.30Q & APlenaryModerator: Stevan Vujasinović,
RES Foundation

CLOSURE OF DAY 1 (15.30)