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    Schneider Electric neemt deel aan het debat over duurzame ontwikkeling in Rio de Janeiro, met zijn expertise en unieke competenties op het gebied van energiebeheer

    Rueil-Malmaison (France), June 18, 2012 – Top executives from Schneider Electric will attend Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), during the UN Conference on Sustainable Development from June 20 to 22, 2012. Also called Rio+20, this conference takes place 20 years after the Earth Summit, to define measures to reduce poverty while promoting decent jobs, clean energy and a more sustainable and fair use of resources. Schneider Electric will be in Rio for this historic event together with other major industry actors, NGOs and international institutions.

    Schneider Electric’s Agenda during Rio+20

    Date & time


    June 18, 2012

    9:00 to 12:30

    UN Corporate Sustainability Forum

    Windsor Barra Hotel

    Speakers: Jean-Pascal Tricoire, President & CEO of Schneider Electric in duo with Virgilio Viana, Founder and President of FAS

    CEOs/NGOs views on innovation for sustainability

    The Chairmen/CEOs of GDF Suez, Schneider Electric and TOTAL will debate these strategic issues with three top representatives of civil society. Jean-Pascal Tricoire and Virgilio Viana will discuss specifically about innovation on sustainability on both sides of the energy equation: energy and resources efficiency on the one hand and access to energy on the other hand.

    Lead-organizer: Un Global Compact 


    15.15 - 16.15


    UN Global Forum on Electric mobility

    Espaco cultural Eletrobras Furnas

    Speaker: Tania Cosentino, President, Schneider Electric Brazil

    How can a smarter grid enable smarter mobility?

    In this event dedicated to electric mobility, hosted by the Brazilian Utility Eletrobràs, Tania Cosentino will share the Group’s view on how to integrate electric vehicle into the smart grid to make cities more efficient, liveable and sustainable. She will share the floor with other players in the field of mobility.

    Lead-organizers: Eletrobràs and the UN Global Forum

    16:00 to 16:30


    Schneider Electric’s vision on Smart mobility

    Athlete’s Park, French Pavilion

    Speaker: Marcio Leonardo, President of Telvent Brazil

    Smart mobility

    In this conference, Marcio Leonardo, President of Telvent Brazil, a subsidiary of Schneider Electric dedicated to smart grid solutions will discuss how to boost clean transportation, smart cities and green growth with smart mobility solutions.

    Lead-organizer: Schneider Electric

    June 19, 2012

    11:00 to 12:30

    French Pavilion welcome ceremony and launch of the Grameen-Schneider Electric Joint-Venture

    Athlete’s Park, French Pavilion

    Speakers: Jean-Pascal Tricoire, President & CEO of Schneider Electric , Pr. Muhammad Yunus, Founder of the Grameen Social business, Nobel Peace Prize 2006

    Fostering Access to energy – the Grameen Schneider Electric Joint-Venture

    Schneider Electric invites you to a high level session including two keynote presentations by Professor Muhammad Yunus, Nobel Peace Prize 2006 and Founder of the Grameen Social business, and Jean-Pascal Tricoire, President & CEO, to share their views on access to energy and sustainability and celebrate the new partnership between our two organisations.

    Lead-organizer: Schneider Electric and the French Pavilion


    14:15 to 15:45

    Business Action for Sustainable Development

    Windsor Barra Hotel

    Speaker: Jean-Pascal Tricoire, President & CEO of Schneider Electric

    Business solutions to enable energy access for all

    The aim of this event is to provide a platform for in-depth discussion on how real progress can be made in overcoming these challenges to promote the necessary major increases in business investment. Schneider Electric will open the session along with the two other co-chairs of the “Business action for access to energy” initiatives of the WBCSD.

    Lead-organizers: WBCSD – ICC – UN Global Compact

    17:30 to 19:00

    Access to energy and rural electrification

    RioCentro convention centre – Room T11

    Speaker: Gilles Vermot Desroches, Senior VP, sustainable development, Schneider Electric

    Access to sustainable rural electrification

    Access to electrification based on renewable energy sources is at the crossroads of two major objectives, which have mobilized the United Nations for two decades – the Millennium Development Goals; climate change mitigation.

    This side event will feature exchanges on existing experiences, best practices, identification of new mechanisms, etc.

    Lead-organizer: Fund for sustainable energy development

    17.55 – 18.40

    Energy Day, UN Energy

    RioCentro convention centre- Pavilion 3

    Speaker: Alban Jacquin, performance & communities sustainability director, Schneider Electric

    Financing Actions to Scale up from the Ground The session will deal with the role of small and medium energy companies in combating energy poverty and increasing energy access. It will gather some experts from corporations, public and financial institutions.

    Lead-organizer: OFID

    June 20, 2012

    11:30 to 12:30

    Renewables against Energy Efficiency: Challenges and Opportunities to Impact the Future Energy For All

    Athlete’s Park, UAE Pavilion


    Tania Cosentino, President, Schneider Electric Brazil

    As a 2012 Zayed Future Energy Prize winner in the Large corporation category, Schneider Electric is invited to this panel discussion. In this session moderated by the Dr. Nawal Al Hosany, Director, Zayed Future Energy Prize, Tania Cosentino will share together with Paul Simpson, CEO of the Carbon Disclosure Project and Miguel Picardo, General Manager, Vestas Brazil, the contribution of cleaner energy and energy efficiency for greener growth.

    Lead-organizer: UAE – Zayed Future Energy Prize

    12:00 to 13:00

    Green growth action agenda for cities

    Athlete’s Park, French Pavilion

    Speaker: Gilles Vermot Desroches, Senior VP, sustainable development, Schneider Electric

    The subject of the session would be the link between G20/B20 agenda, Green Growth and urban sustainability. The key proposals from the B20 and the declarations made by the G20 will be presented, with a special focus on an action agenda regarding green infrastructure.

    Lead-organizer: GDF SUEZ

    15:00 to 16:00

    World Green Summit

    Athlete’s Park, Government of Rio Pavilion


    Tania Cosentino, President, Schneider Electric Brazil

    The World Green Summit (WGS) is a new annual high-level forum committed to progressing sustainable development and the green economy, by engaging business, finance, government and other leaders to find solutions for industries, cities, regions and nations. Tania Consentino will take part in this platform to share our views on building solutions for sustainable cities.

    Lead-organizer: World Green Summit

    17:30 to 19:00

    French Green innovations for post-carbon society

    Athlete’s Park, French Pavilion

    Speaker: Gilles Vermot Desroches, Senior VP, sustainable development, Schneider Electric

    Under the High Patronage of the French Ministry for Ecology, Sustainable Development, and Energy, this session will enable to share the views of several actors of the energy and sustainable development value chain towards green growth 

    Lead-organizers: ADEME - UbiFrance

    June 21, 2012


    10:00 to 10:30

    Smart cities

    Athlete’s Park, French Pavilion

    Speaker: Gilles Vermot Desroches, Senior VP, Sustainable Development, Schneider Electric

    Smart cities – making cities more efficient, greener, and more liveable

    Cities today represent more than 50% of the world’s population and account for 75% of its greenhouse gas emissions. The battle for sustainability will be won, or lost, in the cities: they need to become smarter - more efficient, liveable and sustainable. In this session we will highlight the combination of long-term vision and technologies between cities’ stakeholders to win the energy battle in cities.

    Lead-organizer: Schneider Electric

    10:30 to 11:00

    Energy efficiency

    Athlete’s Park, French Pavilion

    Speaker: Gilles Vermot Desroches, Senior VP, Sustainable Development, Schneider Electric

    Energy efficiency – the fastest and cheapest way to green and low-carbon growth

    The International Energy Agency says that half of the CO2 emissions of the next 30 years will come from energy efficiency. How can we make it happen? What is the return on investment? This conference will explain the methodology and the best practices to implement and develop energy savings and efficiency in any type of facility.

    Lead-organizer: Schneider Electric

    13:30 to 15:00

    Delivering green economy: some French views on public-private dialogue

    Barra Arena, UN6

    Speaker: Gilles Vermot Desroches, Senior VP, sustainable development, Schneider Electric

    In this session the speakers will discuss the modalities of public-private partnership to boost green growth opportunities, sharing best practices and experiences.

    Lead-organizer: EpE – WBCSD France

    About Schneider Electric
    As a global specialist in energy management with operations in more than 100 countries, Schneider Electric offers integrated solutions across multiple market segments, including leadership positions in Utilities & Infrastructures, Industries & Machine Manufacturers, Non-residential Buildings, Data Centres & Networks and in Residential. Focused on making energy safe, reliable, efficient, productive and green, the Group’s 130,000 plus employees achieved sales of 22.4 billion euros in 2011, through an active commitment to help individuals and organizations make the most of their energy.

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