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A day of dreaming and discovering. Stakeholders came together to co-create ambitious solutions for Europe’s clean energy future.

Welcome to Europe's Energy Earthshot

  • Halla Tómasdóttir, CEO, The B Team

  • Christiana Figueres, founder, Global Optimism, and former executive secretary, UN Framework Convention on Climate Change

  • Ester Baiget, president & CEO, Novozymes


Six Success Factors in Appreciative Inquiry 


Breakout 1 - Discovery: Exploring Strengths, Opportunities, Aspirations & Results


History Has Its Eyes on Us

  • Sharan Burrow, general secretary, International Trade Union Confederation, and vice-chair, The B Team

  • Judith Kirton-Darling, deputy general secretary, industriALL Europe, and former Member of the European Parliament


Breakout 2 - Discovery, Dreams & Future Story


Roundtable Dialogues & Presentation Back to the Whole


Day One Reflections, Insights & Hopes for Tomorrow

  • Christiana Figueres

  • Cathy Yitong Li, youth advisor to the CEO, Global Center on Adaptation, and OneStepGreener ambassador, COP26

Day Two: Design

Thinking big and acting bold were the big takeaways where participants were challenged to bring their most compelling ideas to life. They did not disappoint.


Opening: Up with Design

  • Carolina Novac, energy advisor to the prime minister of Moldova

  • Vladislav Kaim, youth climate advisor to the UN secretary-general


Design, Part 1: How Might We…?


Brainstorm session


Design, Part 2: Rapid Prototyping for the Future We Want

Day Two Reflections, Insights & Hopes for Tomorrow

"Earthshot Energiser" discussion, facilitated by Jesper Brodin, CEO, Ingka Group (IKEA), and chair, The B Team

  • Ester Baiget, president & CEO, Novozymes

  • Liza Chong, CEO, The Index Project

  • Wanjira Mathai, vice president & regional director for Africa, World Resources Institute

  • Ane Aurora Skjølberg Serreli, UN Youth Delegate

Day Three: Destiny

We drafted specific action plans and affirmed our shared aspirations. Europe’s Energy Earthshot proved that we can come together and co-create the future we deserve.


Opening: Call to Action 

Paul Polman, business leader, campaigner & co-author of "Net Positive"

Zhilin Xiao, founder, Change Makers Network


Action Plans & Shared Commitments


"Unlocking Finance at Scale" discussion, facilitated by Halla Tómasdóttir

Hiro Mizuno, UN Special Envoy on Innovative Finance & Sustainable Investments

Torben Möger Pedersen, CEO, PensionDanmark

Dr. Günther Thallinger, board member, Allianz SE, and chair, UN-convened Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance (AOA)


Aspiration Statements


Our “Going Forward” Strategy 

Mary Robinson, former president of Ireland and chair, The Elders

Laurence Tubiana, CEO, European Climate Foundation, and France's former climate change ambassador and Special Representative to COP21


Closing Reflections: Learning and Insights, Gratitude & Pledges for Action

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