Youth & Leaders Summit 2020

Youth & Leaders Summit 2020

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Fri, 2020-01-17 09:00 - Mon, 2020-01-20 18:30
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In the fifth edition of the Youth & Leaders Summit, PSIA invites distinguished guest speakers and students to exchange and reflect on how our societies and communities may continue to prosper while facing important transformations due to climate change.

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PROSPERING IN A CLIMATE-IMPACTED SOCIETY

Friday 17 January 2020: Youth & Leaders Summit Student Simulation 

Sciences Po, Amphitheater Erignac, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Open to Sciences Po students. Registration compulsory.

During this simulation, selected students will be given five minutes each to present their research on a certain aspect of the topic. A Q&A session will follow. The key findings of the three Student panels will be fed into the corresponding Leaders’ panels during the Youth & Leaders Summit. 

09:00 - Welcome and Registration

09:15 - Introduction by Dean Enrico Letta and Vice Dean Mark Maloney

09:30 - Panel 1: Economic and Environmental Well-being for All

          • With PSIA Student Panel: Alexander Cook, Esther Delrieu, Sarah Pellerin, Georgia Stanley

10:30 - Coffee Break

11:00 - Panel 2: Climate Activism for Lasting Change

          • With PSIA Student Panel: Clément Cardon, Maria Fustic, Eren Can Ileri, Helena Michalke

12:00 - Panel 3: Innovations for a Climate-Impacted World

          • With PSIA Student Panel: Chetna Hareesh Kumar, Julie With, John Ploeg, Julian Martinez Bejarano

13:00 - Conclusion

Monday 20 January 2020: Youth & Leaders Summit

Sciences Po, Amphitheater Emile Boutmy, 9:00 am - 6:30 pm

Open to Sciences Po students. Registration compulsory for the morning session and/or the afternoon session.

The Summit will look at three sets of inter-related issues: advancing economic and environmental well-being, climate activism for lasting change, and innovations for a climate-impacted world.

MORNING SESSION

08:30 - Welcome and Registration

09:00 - Welcome Remarks by Frédéric Mion, President, Sciences Po

09:10 - Opening Remarks

        • Élisabeth Borne, French Minister for Ecological Transition and Solidarity
        • Enrico Letta, Dean, PSIA, Sciences Po ● former Prime Minister, Italy 

09:30 - Keynote Speech by Ban Ki-moon, Elder ● the 8th Secretary-General of the United Nations  

        • Chaired by Lakhdar Brahimi, Elder ● Chairman, Strategic Committee, PSIA, Sciences Po ● former UN diplomat
        • Followed by a discussion with PSIA students and the audience

10:00 - Keynote Speech by Thomas Friedman, Opinion Columnist, The New York Times, 

        • Chaired by Cornelia Woll, Professor of Political Science, Sciences Po
        • Followed by a discussion with PSIA students and the audience 

10:30 - Break 

11:00 - Panel 1: Economic and Environmental Well-being for All

        • Duncan Austin, Environmental advocacy and sustainable investor
        • Mari Pangestu, Incoming Managing Director of Development Policy and Partnerships, World Bank ● former Minister of Trade, Indonesia ● former Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy, Indonesia
        • Francesco Starace, CEO, Enel Group
        • Chaired by Jack Ewing, European Economics correspondent, New York Times
        • PSIA Student Panel: Alexander Cook, Esther Delrieu, Sarah Pellerin, Georgia Stanley
        • Followed by a discussion with PSIA students and the audience

12:30 - Keynote Speech by Achim Steiner, Administrator, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) ● former Executive Director, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

        • Chaired by Enrico Letta, Dean, PSIA, Sciences Po ● former Prime Minister, Italy
        • Followed by a discussion with PSIA students and the audience

13:00 - Break

AFTERNOON SESSION

14:00 - Keynote Speech by Gina McCarthy, Incoming President and CEO of the Natural Resources Defense Council  former Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ● Professor and Board Chair, Center for Climate, Health, and the Global Environment, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

        • Chaired by Laurence Tubiana, Chief Executive Officer, European Climate Foundation ● former Special Representative of France for the 2015 COP21
        • Followed by a discussion with PSIA students and the audience

14:30 - Panel 2: Climate Activism for Lasting Change

        • Charlotte Halpern, Tenured researcher, Centre for European studies and comparative politics, Sciences Po
        • Carlos Nobre, Senior Researcher, Institute of Advanced Studies, University of São Paulo (via video)
        • Youba Sokona, Vice-Chair, UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change ● Special Advisor for Sustainable Development, South Center
        • Chaired by Sophie Pedder, Paris bureau chief and France correspondent, The Economist
        • PSIA Student Panel: Clément Cardon, Maria Fustic, Eren Can Ileri, Helena Michalke
        • Followed by a discussion with PSIA students and the audience

16:00 - Break

16:15 - Panel 3: Innovations for a Climate-Impacted World

        • Sara Menker, Founder and CEO, Gro Intelligence
        • Ken Newcombe, CEO, C-Quest Capital ● former Senior Manager at the World Bank 
        • Shiv Someshwar, European Chair for Sustainable Development and Climate Transition, Sciences Po
        • Chaired by Steven Erlanger, Chief Diplomatic Correspondent, New York Times
        • PSIA Student Panel: Chetna Hareesh Kumar, Julie With, John Ploeg, Julian Martinez Bejarano
        • Followed by a discussion with PSIA students and the audience

17:45 - Keynote Speech by Jeffrey Sachs, Director, UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network ● UN SDG Advocate ● Director, Center for Sustainable Development, Columbia University

        • Chaired by Shiv Someshwar, European Chair for Sustainable Development and Climate Transition, Sciences Po 
        • Followed by a discussion with PSIA students and the audience

18:15 - Concluding remarks by Enrico Letta, Dean, PSIA, Sciences Po ● former Prime Minister, Italy

 

With the media partnership of the The New York Times and the corporate sponsorship of Enel.

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