#ETtalks Drive

Innovation stems from sector coupling

Anton Koller, Divisional President District Energy in Danfoss.

Where does innovation stem from? In this #ETtalksDRIVE, Anton says it comes from sector coupling. Anton gives the example of heat recovery to show that smart energy solutions can unlock synergies that will help future-proofing our cities.

Bringing energy efficiency to life with ambitious political action

Monica Frassoni, President of the European Alliance to Save Energy (EU-ASE).

The EU has a new, bold, energy strategy. In her #ETtalksDRIVE, Monica tell us how she sees the European Union´s ambition for climate change and what we need to make it happen. Strong partnerships for energy efficiency, knowledge and political will are key to drive faster climate action.

Katowice rulebook bring the Paris Agreement to life

Michał Kurtyka, Secretary of State in the Ministry of the Environment and President of COP24.

COP24 President sums up the climate negotiations that took place in Katowice. What was agreed at the United Nations Climate Change Summit? What are the next steps? On this #ETtalksDRIVE, Michal tell us how the rulebook agreed at Katowice is a roadmap for realizing the Paris Agreement.

Every half of degree matters

Jean-Pascal van Ypersele, IPCC Vice President.

Exclusively for #ETtalksDrive, Pascal summarizes the latest IPCC special report "Global warming 1.5°C": every half of degree matters. Every year matters. Every decision matters. Listen to a professor of physics and a climate scientist for over 40 years, describing the impact of deepening global warming in our planet.

Energy is key for sustainable development

Rachel Kyte, Chief Executive Officer of Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL), Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Sustainable Energy for All.

How is energy key to sustainable development? In her #ETtalksDRIVE, Rachel highlights how everyone, especially the poorest citizens, need affordable, clean energy. And the good news: the technology is available today.

Business and climate protection go hand in hand

Marcene Mitchell, Global Head, Climate Strategy and Business Development, IFC / World Bank Group.

On her #ETtalksDRIVE, Marcene describes how climate change affects business. Actions to protect the climate do not exclude economic development. On the contrary, they go hand in hand, especially when state-of-the-art technologies are becoming cheaper and thus more accessible.

Local governments take climate action

Erik Lauritzen, Mayor of Sønderborg.

What is the role of local government in taking climate action? In his #ETtalksDRIVE, Erik gives the example of how citizens, business and politicians in Sønderborg, Denmark, moved from talk to action with ProjectZero, a vision to create a zero-carbon future and sustainable cities.

Green buildings support climate mitigation

Elizabeth Beardsley, Senior Policy Counsel at the U.S. Green Building Council.

What is a green building? And how can it support climate mitigation and make our cities more resilient? In her #ETtalksDRIVE, Elizabeth Beardsley reminds us that there is untapped potential waiting to be unlocked and that we need climate policy to accelerate the energy transition.

The key ingredients for a successful energy transition

Troels Ranis, Industry Director Danish Energy Industries Federation, Confederation of Danish Industries.

Denmark is often seen as a leading green country. But it was not always been like that. On his #ETtalksDRIVE, Troels unveils the key ingredients for a successful energy transition and the ambitious plans for future.

Energy efficiency is behind increasing energy productivity

Laura Van Wie McGrory, Vice President of Strategic Initiatives for the Alliance to Save Energy.

Why is energy efficiency the cheapest, cleanest, the most accessible and the fastest available energy source? In her #ETtalksDRIVE, Laura highlights the importance of energy productivity for development while protecting the climate.

Business plays a key role in driving faster action on climate change  

Julia Panzer, Head of Public Affairs & Sustainability, Danfoss A/S.

Julia explains how business can support faster climate action, and describes what climate leadership looks like. Setting ambitious climate strategies and engaging with citizens, friends, and family, around climate change issues paves the way to protect our planet. But time is running out and we need more political will.  

Transformation towards a green economy is possible

Jerzy Buzek - Chairman of the European Parliament Committee on Industry, Research and Energy.

Are we running out of time when it comes to mitigating climate change? Jerzy stays positive and in his #ETtalksDRIVE, he talks about talks about the energy transition in the EU and the need for a global agreement if we want to save our planet.

Energy efficiency is the fast-track to unlock our buildings´ energy savings potential

Adam Jędrzejczak, President at East Europe Region Danfoss Poland Sp. z o.o.

Why do we need to start rethinking energy efficiency in buildings? In his #ETtalksDRIVE, Adam explains that buildings have a central nervous system that needs to be optimized. Plus, a transition to a low-carbon economy requires the full decarbonization of our cities, putting emphasis on the need for more energy efficiency in buildings.

Evidence for climate change

Marcin Popkiewicz, Analyst of Megatrends.

Is climate change a matter of belief? In his #ETtalksDRIVE, Marcin says that climate change is caused by human activity and is a matter of science, numerous research and measurable facts based on the fundamental physics known since the nineteenth century.

What is #ETtalks Drive? 

ETtalks Drive is a remote TV studio inside an electric car. We drove around the streets of Katowice during the United Nations Climate Summit COP24 and interviewed world-renowned climate leaders. This platform opens up the climate discussions at COP24 and helps spread climate leaders' message to the world.