Budapest Climate Summit is a niche event focusing on the green transition of the CEE region’s economy. The summit brings together policy makers, industry experts, corporate leaders, technology pioneers and next generation sustainable leaders to share their perspectives on how to enable businesses and the civil society to deliver actions necessary to achieve climate objectives.
The language of the conference is English and Hungarian. The translation is provided by interpreters.
Executive Vice-President of the European Commission responsible for the European Green Deal
Frans Timmermans, formerly Netherlands Minister of Foreign Affairs, joined the European Commission in November 2014 when he took office as First Vice-President in charge of Better Regulation, Inter-Institutional Relations, the Rule of Law and the Charter of Fundamental Rights. In 2019, Mr Timmermans was appointed as First Vice President and was also designated as one of the three new Executive Vice Presidents of the Commission. As Executive Vice President he is responsible for leading the Commission’s work on the European Green Deal and present the first European Climate Law to enshrine the 2050 climate-neutrality target into EU legislation.
Hungarian Minister for Innovation and Technology
Dr. László Palkovics was appointed as Minister of the Hungarian Ministry for Innovation and Technology in May 2018. After serving as Minister of State for Higher Education for two years, Mr Palkovics held the position of Minister of State for Education and Government Commissioner responsible for research and development of autonomous and electric vehicle systems since 2016.
He also held senior research positions at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics and the College of Kecskemét. Prior to that, he pursued an international, executive-level industrial career with Knorr-Bremse.
Mr Palkovics studied at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics on the Faculty of Transport Engineering and graduated from there in 1989. Between 1989 and 1991 he was participating in the doctors’ scholarship program of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences Scientific Qualification Committee where he earned his doctorate. Mr Palkovics is a regular member of the technical department of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.
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