Journée de l'Economie
Climate crisis: are we turning the corner?
A crucial shift for Luxembourg's economy
In the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak and following a risk assessment by the organisers of the conference - and for the well-being of all participants - we regret to inform you that the Journée de l’Economie conference - initially scheduled to take place on Monday, 16 March 2020 - will be postponed.
The new date is not yet available. However, you will receive more information in the next few weeks.
Feel free to contact us if you require any further information.
The world's climate has already changed measurably in response to accumulating greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. These changes as well as projected future disruptions have prompted intense research into the nature of the problem, potential policy solutions and changes to business models. Many scientists believe that humanity is close to the "point of no return". It leads us to one question:
Climate crisis: are we turning the corner? A crucial shift for Luxembourg's economy
This year, our annual conference* brings together leading names from the worlds of business, academia and politics to discuss and debate critical climate change issues and their impact on the economy and industry as a whole.
The topic will be tackled through three different lenses:
- Global lens: a review of challenges and impacts related to climate change worldwide and the urgent need to adapt international policies and companies' business models to promote a more sustainable economy, while not forgetting the significant international cooperation challenges that any response poses.
- European lens: what are the new European Commission's ambitions and what actions can be undertaken to tackle climate change? What opportunities will the Green Deal bring?
- Luxembourgish lens: with a specific focus on the concrete impact on our local economy and industry, but also a look at how the country can and should play a leading role in sustainable finance.
*Conference in English
Since 2007, the "Journée de l'Economie" has been organised every year, assembling a community of entrepreneurs, leaders, institutional administrators, politicians and decision-makers from Luxembourg and the Greater Region.
This conference presents an opportunity to take stock of the economic situation and contemplate ways to boost the development of businesses in Luxembourg and the Greater Region through open discussions.
Over the years, this conference has come to constitute one of the key events of Luxembourg's corporate agenda. For this fourteenth edition, climate change issues and their impact on the economy and industry as a whole will be the main topics.
The success of the "Journée de l'Economie" is to a large degree due to the dedicated involvement of its three main organisers: the Ministry of Economy via the Luxembourg Competitiveness Observatory, the Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce and FEDIL - The Voice of Luxembourg's Industry. The contribution of private collaborators such as PwC Luxembourg has also considerably contributed to the conference's distinction and renown.
Supporting a deserving organisation
As always, the proceeds from the registration fees will be entirely donated to a deserving organisation. Registration fees for the conference amount to 70 euros.
This year, we decided to support Impuls which is a program entirely dedicated to supporting future entrepreneurs with high potential for social impact.
Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce