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Energy & Climate Change


September 18

The European Union has announced a raft of climate change proposals aimed at pushing it towards its goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2050.

A dozen draft proposals, which still need to be approved by the bloc’s 27 member states and the EU parliament, were announced on September 14th, 2020. They include plans to tax jet fuel and effectively ban the sale of petrol and diesel powered cars within 20 years.

The measures are likely to push up household heating bills, as well as increase the cost of flights. Financial assistance will be available for people to install insulation and make other long-term changes to their homes BUT will this be enough and will it be in time?


What do you think and Where do you stand?

Do you think about Green energy?  Actually, what is Green Energy?

Is it relevant to you if you already use public transportation or have an electric car or e-bike?

Why all this talk about global warming, climate change, net zero and now the EU plans for becoming carbon neutral by 2050 when you are vegan, wear recycled clothing and only do online shopping.

Besides, isn’t the Covid-19 Pandemic more than enough to deal with?

Questions, Questions, Questions and more!!!

Who has the answers?


How can we change our mind-set in a productive way?

Well, we may not have ALL the answers but we want to think and talk about the energy landscape, Together because the Future is HERE.

We invite you to be part of the discussion as we explore the future of energy with technological experts who are working to make Energy that is considered Green and Renewable more Accessible.

Come along and give your voice, for it matters if we are to build and sustain a future that is better, healthier and more prosperous, for everyone.

This event is for everyone, including students and young professionals, interested in boosting their understanding of the ongoing energy transition to become aware of what is unfolding in the energy landscape and take action where possible to make the difference.

Our hope is that this symposium changes minds, not just because of willpower, but because of insightful knowledge and acquired understanding for collective impact.


The seminar will be unforgettable and yield a lasting experience!

Program September 18:

12:00 – 13:00: Networking & Lunch Buffet

13.00 – 13:10: Introduction by Moderator, Christy Aikhorin

Building Sustainable Impact through Independent thinking & Dialogue

13.10 – 14.00: Global Energy Overview and Solar Energy by Dr. Chippla Vandu

14.00 – 14.30: Role of Green Hydrogen in the Energy Transition by Nasreen Perween

14.30 – 15.00: Having an Impact – The Climate Change Edition by Elizabeth Geddes

15.00 – 15.45: Our footprint: The current situation and a way out by Ir. Siebe Boersma

15.45 – 16.00: Wrap up & Close


Meet The Tech Experts:

Dr. Chippla Vandu works as a Project Manager with Shell Global Solutions in Amsterdam. He is also a consultant to Vaya Energy Solutions Ltd, a clean energy start-up that focuses on providing renewable energy solutions to rural communities in Nigeria.
Chippla will be discussing energy production and consumption across the world and what the sources of this energy are. How much energy does the average European, Chinese, or African consume today and what is the source of this energy? Is it possible to build a world that is fully powered by renewable energy or is this just a dream? With his lead, we will also look at some local small-scale solar energy projects that have been undertaken to bring energy to the poor in a developing country.     

Nasreen Perweenis a PMP certified Chemical Engineer with 15+ years’ experience in Hydrogen and Petrochemical Industry. She is happy and enthusiastic to make earth a sustainable place by mentoring, leading and supporting others, particularly women, to achieve this goal.
As a Green Hydrogen Expert and member of Women in Green Hydrogen, Nasreen will be discussing the role that green hydrogen is playing in the energy transition towards meeting net zero emissions.



Elizabeth Geddes is a process engineer from New Zealand, who grew up on a sea-side farm and have long observed the effects of humans on the environment. As a Greentech Engineer, Elizabeth is helping to advance technology to combat climate change. She is also passionate about climate change education – “we all have the power to make a difference, we just need to know how.” When she is not engineering, she is adventuring, travelling, trying new cuisines, and experiencing new cultures. Elizabeth will be leading an interactive presentation about having IMPACT. Her discussion will address the main contributors to climate change and explore how we as individuals and industry can contribute to addressing this critical global challenge. She hopes to engage with you such that you come away empowered and with clarity about where you can get involved and make an impact!

Ir. Siebe Boersma is a retired project director for large industrial plants and currently a member of the PKN (Green) in Capelle aan den IJssel, The Netherlands.

Siebe’s talk will draw from his vast experience, research and current work with PKN to highlight the main problem with climate change, it’s root causes and the remedies with specific emphasis on the need for consumers’ collective action. He will practically demonstrate the potential speed of change that is already going on to ‘save our world’ in the hope that you leave knowing that ‘Yes We Can’.


This event will be moderated by Christy Aikhorin, a chemical engineer and CEO of UnikBlends.

She is passionate about sustainable projects that focuses on the human being, encourages independent thinking and fosters collaborative spaces for sharing stories, insights and information to inspire sustainable living.


€ 35 (students 20,-) included ‘lunchbuffet’
€ 10 if attending Virtual

Plaats: Conferentieoord Zonnewende, Tilburgseweg 54 te Moergestel

Aanvang: 12:00

Informatie: secretariaat@soka.nl of tel. 0630175281


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  • Van zaterdag 18 september 2021 12:00
  • Tot zaterdag 18 september 2021 16:00


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