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Opening Ceremony. XII International Academic Symposium

9 February, 2024
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Opening ceremony of the XII International Academic Symposium: Accelerating the Net-Zero Economy Transformation on February 6th, 2023 and presided by:

▪ Joan Guàrdia Olmos, Rector of Universitat de Barcelona
▪ Martí Parellada Sabata, FIEB President and FUNSEAM Board of Trustees Member
▪ María Teresa Costa-Campi, Chair of Energy Sustainability and Universitat de Barcelona
▪ José García-Quevedo, Head of Department of Economics, Faculty of Economics and Business, Universitat de Barcelona

In a period of deep transformation, where the competitiveness of firms has been severely weakened by high energy prices and the disruptions in supply chains, a structural adjustment to better respond to the resulting economic order is necessary. To achieve this critical transformation, it is essential to establish a more comprehensive framework prepared to lead the way, with speed and ambition, to sustainable net-zero economy and society. Keeping the spirit of previous years, the Symposium will offer a platform for debate and discussion of the big changes to stimulates long-term competitiveness and prosperity through net-zero technologies based on sustainability and circularity, disruptive innovation, and energy systems transformation. Authors are invited to submit empirical papers emphasizing on the energy policy implications applied to oil, gas, or electricity sector.

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