High-Level Event on Zero Emission Vehicles

Organizer: PPMC

Date: Tue / Dec. 8 - 13:30

Time: 13:30

Area: Blue Zone


Welcome and introduction

  • French Minister of Ecology, Ségolène Royal (Invited)


Part A: Private Sector Statements (13:40 – 14:00) 

 Moderator Fatih Birol (IEA Executive Director). Speakers:

  • BMW Vice President Governmental & External Affairs and Sustainability, Dr. Thomas Becker (Confirmed)
  • ChargePoint CEO Pat Romano (Confirmed)
  • IEA Executive Director Fatih Birol (Confirmed)
  • BYD CEO Wang Chuan-Fu (Invited)
  • Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn (Invited)

Part B: Policy Statements (14:00 – 15:00)

Moderator Joan Clos (UN Habitat Executive Director). Speakers:


North America:

  • US Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz (Confirmed)
  • Québec Premier Philippe Couillard (Confirmed)
  • California Governor Jerry Brown (Confirmed)
  • Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin (Invited)


  • Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo (Invited)
  • Norwegian Minister of Climate and Environment Tine Sundtoft (Confirmed)
  • Swedish Minister of Energy Ibrahim Baylan (Invited)
  • UK State Secretary for Transport Patrick McLoughlin (Invited)

Global South:

  • Bogota Mayor Gustavo Petro (Confirmed)
  • Chinese Special Representative for Climate Change Affairs Xie Zhenhua (Confirmed)
  • South African Representative (Invited)
  • Indian Representative (Invited)

Concluding remarks

  • Dutch Minister of the Environment,  Sharon Dijksma

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