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19 December 20233 minute read

COP28 in conversation

19 December 2023, 14:30 – 15:30 CET, online

The 28th Conference of the Parties (COP28) is set to be a milestone moment in climate change negotiations. A diverse range of stakeholders will take stock of the progress on the Paris Agreement and define the actions that are needed to bridge the gap.

We believe it is important to now shift the discussion: from why transition is necessary to how it can be done. We hereby invite you to join our ‘COP28 in conversation’ webinar on Tuesday, 19 December at 14:30, in close collaboration with our partner The American Chamber of Commerce in the Netherlands (AmCham). We will discuss the outcomes, impacts, and implications of COP28 with experts from diverse backgrounds. We will reflect on suitable solutions for businesses and challenges that our panelists face in the sector in which they operate.

During the panel discussion, led by Lex Oosterling, the experts will challenge each other on the workable solutions they see or want to see in their respective sectors. Webinar participants are invited to share their questions and comments with the panel as well.


About the panel

Feike Sijbesma: Under his management, DSM transformed from bulk chemicals into an innovative sustainable life science company. In his current roles he is involved with many companies tackling the major challenges of climate change. He is, among other, co-chairman of the Global Center on Adaptation.

Monique Donders: Monique is Country Manager for BlackRock in the Netherlands and member of the EMEA Executive Committee. She has more than 20 years' experience in the world of finance and holds an PhD in Finance from the Erasmus University of Rotterdam where she also studied Econometrics.

Michiel Coenraads: Michiel focuses on corporate litigation and international arbitration in the Energy & Natural Resources and Industrials sectors. He also assists clients in the rapidly changing ESG space, including climate change and Business and Human Rights issues.


Feike Sijbesma

Co-chair, Global Center for Climate Adaptation, former CEO DSM, Chair Philips

Monique Donders

Country Manager BlackRock

Jorian Hamster

Senior Associate, DLA Piper


Lex Oosterling

Country Managing Partner, DLA Piper