On 27 October 2015, the AEB and the European club of Russia organised a round table meeting: “How to protect the environment from the negative of industrial impact: a view of European businesses”.
Philippe Pegorier, Chairman of the AEB Board, and Andrey Klimov, Deputy Chairman, Committee for International Affairs of the Council of the Federation, were the co-chairmen of the round table meeting.
Sergey Donskoy, Minister of Natural Resources and Ecology of the Russian Federation, and Ségolène Royal, Minister of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy of the French Republic, made a speech.
Vincent De Rul, CEO, EDF FENICE RUS, talked about how energy companies can help reduce their environmental impact.
Sergey Korotkov, Director of the Centre for International Industrial Cooperation in the Russian Federation, UNIDO, devoted his speech to the implementation of international environmental agreements in Russia and the EEU.
Gonzague De Pirey, General Delegate in Russia, Ukraine and the CIS countries, Saint-Gobain, spoke about the role of European industrial groups in environmental protection.
Mikhail Yulkin, Director of the NGO Environmental Investment Centre drew the attention of the participants to the position of Russian business on environmental protection in the run-up to the COP 21 climate change conference in Paris.
The round table meeting was followed by a press conference attended by: Ségolène Royal, Philippe Pegorier and Frank Schauff, AEB CEO.
L–R: Philippe Pegorier, Chairman of the AEB Board; Andrey Klimov, Deputy Chairman and Committee for International Affairs of the Council of the Federation; Ségolène Royal, Minister of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy of the French Republic.