we choose earth tour 2024

Ban Ki-Moon, Joschka Fischer, Cate Blanchett, and Alex Honnold in Munich next week to debate the future of the planet

Wednesday 12, June 2024
EDP World Tour

EDP  one of the world's largest renewable energy producers, is gathering influential global voices in Munich on June 20th to inspire change toward a more sustainable future. Registrations to attend the event in person or online are open.

EDP, a global energy leader present in Germany since 2022, is hosting the We Choose Earth Tour 2024 in Munich in less than two weeks. The conference, which will be held on June 20 at 16:00 (local time) at the International Congress Center Munich in the vicinity of Intersolar, aims to inspire individuals and companies to take action and strive for a greener and more sustainable future for our planet.

Germany is an example of a country committed to the energy transition, with a target of 80% of renewable generation in its energy mix by 2030. In this sense, prominent international figures such as Ban Ki-moon, Cate Blanchett, Joschka Fischer, Alex Honnold, Sandrine Dixson-Declève, and Vincent Stanley will come together to bring their perspectives to the debate on climate change, environmental sustainability, and clean energy in today's rapidly evolving world.

Participants can buy tickets to attend in person in this link or attend online by registering here

Both in-person tickets and online tickets are available at a reduced price for the public. All proceeds from ticket sales will go to One Tree Planted, a non-profit organization that works to protect the environment through reforestation projects worldwide.

The conference will be held in English. Simultaneous translation into German will be provided.

Speakers at the conference:

Former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has been campaigning for sustainability and the energy transition for years. Ban Ki-moon has played a key role in promoting international cooperation on environmental issues and in negotiating important agreements such as the Paris Climate Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). On this year's We Choose Earth Tour, he will provide impetus for greater sustainability and highlight the need for international action for a rapid and socially responsible energy transition.

Cate Blanchett, world-famous actress and Special Envoy of the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) is known for her commitment to human rights and climate change. In a keynote speech, she will share her views on the current pressing environmental challenges and provide inspiration for a socially just fight against climate change.

Alexander Stanley, long-time employee of Patagonia and co-author of “The Responsible Company”, provides interesting insights into sustainable corporate strategies and value chains and their importance in the fight against climate change.

50 years after the “Limits to Growth”, the Club of Rome has updated its theses and demands for 2022. As President of the Club of Rome and an expert on renewable energies, Sandrine Dixson-Declève will talk about the expansion of renewable energies and the necessary regulatory adjustments.

Former Foreign Minister and Vice Chancellor, Joschka Fischer will analyze and politically classify the current status of the energy transition and the regulatory framework conditions on the We Choose Earth Tour 2024.

With his foundation, the Honnold Foundation, professional climber Alex Honnold is committed to a sustainable future and a socially just energy transition. He provides insights into the importance of renewable energies in the fight against climate change, the work of his foundation and ways to achieve a socially responsible energy transition.

Global business guru Kjell A. Nordström will show what it takes from a business perspective to overcome the hurdles to a successful energy transition and how we can put our economy on a solid footing in the age of decarbonization.

In addition, Patricia Espinosa, CEO and founding partner of OnePoint5 and former Secretary General of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), will speak at the We Choose Earth Tour 2024. She will address issues of climate justice in the fight against climate change. 

As a recognized expert in renewable energy, Miguel Stilwell d'Andrade, CEO of EDP, will provide insights into EDPR's business plan and strategy, as well as its commitment, projects, and partnerships in Germany, at this year's We Choose Earth Tour.

Vera Pinto Pereira, a member of EDP's Board of Directors, will also talk about EDPR's social commitment and activities and the social impact of EDPR's investments and projects in Germany.

About the event location: Munich

This edition of the “We Choose Earth Tour” will take place in Munich as a parallel event to Smarter E-Europe, an alliance of four energy sector conferences, including Intersolar, one of the world's leading events on solar energy. Munich is a strategic location in Europe and one of the most important cities where EDP is expanding its renewable energy business.

About EDP in Germany

EDP entered the German market in 2022 by acquiring Kronos Solar EDPR, a German solar energy developer. Germany is one of the countries where EDP will see the strongest growth over the next three years. Solar projects with around 500 MWp in various development and construction phases are scheduled until 2026.

EDP, a pioneer in renewable energies that obtains more than 85% of its production from sustainable sources, is committed to a fair energy transition. With an installed capacity of 29 GW, EDP is active across the entire energy value chain. The company has seambitious goals, including being 100% green by 2030 and carbon neutral by 2040.

The first edition of the “We Choose Earth Tour” took place in Madrid, with almost three thousand participants from 16 countries. EDP's involvement in this event underlines the company's leading role in the search for sustainable energy solutions and its commitment to positive global change.