Kadri Simson

European Commission

Commissioner for Energy

Kadri Simson is an Estonian politician from the Centre Party. She is serving as an European Commissioner for Energy in the Von der Leyen Commission since 1. December 2019. She was previously the Minister of Economic Affairs and Infrastructure in Jüri Ratas' first cabinet from 2016 to 2019. During the Estonian Presidency in the Council of the EU, Simson chaired both energy ministers and transport ministers meetings in TTE Council and ministers of economy format in EU Competitiveness Council. From 2007–2016 Kadri Simson was a member of the 11th, 12th, and 13th Riigikogu and in 2019 she was also elected to the 14th Riigikogu. She holds a Master's degree in Political Science from University College London.

Sessions With Kadri Simson

Monday, 1 March

  • 12:30pm - 01:00pm (CST) / 01/mar/2021 06:30 pm - 01/mar/2021 07:00 pm

    Plenary

    How Governments & Businesses Align on Net Zero

    Panel Markets/Economics/Strategy Clean Tech Geopolitics/Policy/Regulatory Energy Transition/Climate & Sustainability Decarbonization Pathways

    The European Union is the first regional body to commit itself to net-zero emissions by 2050. Globally, two thirds of the world’s emissions are in countries committed to net zero. Governments will shape the policies, laws, and regulations that drive investment and business strategies. Companies will drive innovation, technology, and investments that make net zero a reality. This discussion with government and industry leaders will foreshadow the challenges and opportunities for aligning interests.