Thank you all for your support
during the past 10 years and thanks again
for those who could join us
for our celebration!

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CLIMACTx talks

van den Hove

Bridging for Sustainability

Sybille van den Hove
European EnvironmentAgency

Sybille will set the scene, update us on the latest science
learnings on the planet boundaries and share her vision on
the actions to be taken now. [FR]

Dr. Sybille van den Hove is a physicist and ecological economist and director at Bridging for Sustainability. She has a considerable scientific expertise on sustainability. She has chaired the Scientific Committee of the European Environment Agency (EEA), she is a member of the Scientific Council of the Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI), she is a member of the Jury of the Volvo Environment Prize and a Board member of IBA. She is lecturing at various European universities.


European Climate

Rebecca Collyer
European Climate Foundation

In her video Rebecca will share some insights on how government and institutions are supporting the fight against climate change, and how the appropriate modelling is key to improving the energy transition and avoiding lock-ins. [EN]

Rebecca Collyer works at the European Climate Foundation with Laurence Tubiana. She is the Director of the Power Programme and a member of the ECF leadership team. Working closely with the power team members, NGO partners, academics, and consultants, Rebecca helps to design integrated strategies to tackle renewable-led energy systems decarbonisation. Based in The Hague, Rebecca is responsible for international, Europe-wide and country programmes on energy systems transformation. Rebecca is also a member of the International Energy Agency advisory panel on the integration of variable renewables (IEA GIVAR) and the European Environment Agency advisory group on fossil-fuel lock-in.


Umicore, KBC,

Thomas Leysen
Umicore, KBC, Mediahuis

Thomas will share his vision on how businesses can contribute to the transition and leverage the impact theses businesses can have. [FR/EN]

Thomas Leysen holds a Master of Law Degree. He is the Chairman of Umicore since 2008, after having lead as CEO its transformation to an international materials-technology group. Thomas Leysen is also among others Chairman of the KBC Group and of Mediahuis, Belgium’s largest newspaper publishing and broadcast media group and was the Chairman of the Federation of Belgian Enterprises.



Pierre Mottet

Pierre will share IBA experience to make sustainability an integral part of the company’s vision, culture and ambitions. [FR]

Pierre Mottet has a master of business administration. He is the Chairman of IBA, which he has developed with Yves Jongen from a university start up to the worldwide leader in proton therapy, the most advanced form of radiotherapy against cancer. Through his company, SE’nSE (Sustainable Equity & Societal Engagement), he is also involved in a number of start ups and organizations, primarily in the health and environment sectors, with a view to promote sustainability in business and society.

van Erck


Ron van Erck

Ron will share his practical experience on what interventions can accelerate the transition. [EN]

Ron van Erck has an engineering background and and held various positions at public authorities including the European commission. He subsequently worked on transformational start-up initiatives in transport and buildings in the private sector. With Energiesprong, he co-developed a new business model for net zero energy retrofit packages for houses and is responsible for scaling up Energiesprong internationally.


Institut Saint-Boniface

Paul Leblanc
Institut Saint-Boniface Ixelles

Paul will share his optimism on how young generations will stretch us to enable the transition. [FR]

Paul Leblanc is a civil engineer and holds various degrees in mathematics and business administration. He has worked in the private and consulting sector and then has moved to the education sector first as a teacher and then as a school director (Institut Saint-Boniface, Ixelles).