CONFERENCE "GREEN COURSE  2021"

May 7th, Klaipeda

“Green course 2021” – is a first conference in Lithuania, based on a good practices of the global sailing competition “The Ocean Race” to draw public attention and raise awareness for sustainability and the “Green Deal”.

 It seeks for a dialogue and the best solutions between society, government, science and business.

PROGRAM

10.00-10.10 Opening of the conference

Vytautas Grubliauskas, Mayor of Klaipeda City

 

EUROPEAN CHALLENGES AND NATIONAL AMBITION

10.10-10.20 Lithuania's goal - to lead the green economy

Ingrida Šimonytė, Prime Minister of Lithuania

 

10.20-10.30 “Green without blue would be yellow”

Virginijus Sinkevičius, European Commissioner

 

RACING WITH PURPOSE

10.30-10.35 Greeting from the Ocean Race

Richard Brisius, CEO of The Ocean Race

 

10.35-10.45 The Relay4Nature project

Richard Brisius, CEO of The Ocean Race

 

10.45-11.00 How does sailing contribute to global sustainability in partnership with business?

Anne-Cecile Turner, Sustainability Program Director at the The Ocean Race

 

DOWNWIND IN FULL SPEED: UNTAPPED SOCIAL POTENTIAL

11.00-11.10 Tasks of the Green Course for the Lithuanian Government and Society

Simonas Gentvilas, Minister of Environment

 

11.10-11.20 How will changes in the industry affect each of us?

Vidmantas Janulevičius, Chairman of Lithuanian Association of Industrialists

 

11.20-11.30 Green economy to benefit the society: business examples

Donatas Dailidė, YPO Lithuania Chapter Chair

 

11.30-11.40 The marginals in sustainability: greenwashing & greenhushing

Ieva Bieliūnaitė, TBWA\Vilnius partner & strategist

 

11.40-12.10 Discussion: Together for a Green future: how to involve society?

S.Gentvilas, V.Janulevičius, D.Dailidė, I.Bieliūnaitė

 

SUSTAINABILITY IN THE OCEANS AND THE SEAS is a guarantee of economic strength and viability

12.10-12.25 State of the Baltic sea: could it be better?

Vice-rector for Science and Innovations of University of Klaipeda Dr. Darius Daunys

 

12.25-12.35 Sustainability in the oceans: why is it important to us?

Mairead O’Donovan, The Ocean Race Science & Learning Programmes