PHX Climate Policy in the EU with Dr. Jürgen Salay

16 Nov 2017
4:15pm - 5:55pm MST
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Global Climate Policy in the EU

  with Dr. Jürgen Salay

Joint Event at Skysong, Building 3, Synergy I Room by...

  • German American Chamber of Commerce (GACC) - Members Free
  • Swedish American Chamber of Commerce (SACC) - Members Free
  • Global Chamber® Phoenix - Members Free

Keynote speaker Dr. Salay will be discussing current negotiations and next steps with implementing climate legislation on national and European Union levels.


  • Keynote Speaker: Dr. Jurgen Salay, European Commission
  • Colin Tetreault, Instr. Prof., Manager, Faculty, and Sr. Scholar @ School of Sustainability & Global Inst. of Sustainability at Arizona State University
  • Dr. Lauren Withycombe Keeler, School for the Future of Innovation in Society, Arizona State University
  • Mark Hartman, Chief Sustainability Officer at City of Phoenix
  • Ginger Spencer, Public Works Director at City of Phoenix
  • Ricardo Aguirre, PE, CFM, WHC, AP, ENV SP, Principal at HELM, Holistic Engineering and Land Management; member of the Arizona Energy Consortium

We'll also be discussing...

-  How is climate change taken into account in city planning and building of new infrastructure in Arizona and Southwestern USA?

-  How is climate action in US cities and states influencing business, e.g. in the area of renewable energy and clean energy technologies?    

-  What are the prospects for co-operation between American and European cities and businesses in the area of climate change and clean energy?

  • 4:15 pm     Doors Open / Networking            
  • 4:45 pm      Welcome                                                                    
  • 4:50 pm     “Climate Policy in the European Union”, Dr. Juergen Salay
  • 5:20 pm:     Panel discussion moderated by Gerhard Kratzer (see panel above)
  • 5:55 pm:     End


Jürgen Salay of the European Union is an expert on European climate policy with close to 20 years of professional experience in preparing, negotiating and implementing climate legislation on national and European Union (EU) level.

He has worked extensively in the field of international and EU climate policy, including on EU policies and measures, the European Emissions Trading Scheme and climate co-operation with Russia and Eastern Europe. From 1999 to 2009, Salay represented the EU in international climate negotiations.

Salay works as a civil servant for the European Commission where he is monitoring the implementation of EU Member States obligations to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions by 20% by 2020.

In 2016 he wrote a report evaluating the implementation of EU climate legislation in its Member States.

Salay joined the European Commission in 2003 after four years as senior advisor with the Swedish National Energy Agency. Before becoming a civil servant he was a researcher and advisor on Eastern Europe affairs focusing on energy and environment.

Salay holds a PhD in Environmental and Energy Systems Studies from Lund University, Sweden, a Masters degree in Energy and Resources from University of California, Berkeley and a Bachelors degree in Economic History and East European Studies from Uppsala University, Sweden. He speaks English, German, Russian and Swedish and has a working knowledge of Dutch, French, Hungarian and Polish.

During his stay at UW, Salay will conduct research on what is driving local and state level climate action in the USA, and how such initiatives are shaping American climate policy. The geographical focus of his research the project will be on the Pacific Coast states (Washington, Oregon and California).

16 Nov 2017
4:15pm - 5:55pm MST

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