Delivering the Green Deal through Sustainable Construction and Neighbourhoods

Location: Online Webinar
Access: Everybody
Fee for members: 0
Fee for non-members: 75
The Chamber, in partnership with Serco would like to invite you to an event on the 17 May at 14:00 CET on Delivering the Green Deal through Sustainable Construction and Neighbourhoods. We are delighted to welcome Patrick Child, Deputy-Director General, DG ENV and Karlis Goldstein, Energy Efficiency Assistant at Commissioner Simson's Cabinet.

The aim of the event is to discuss how the European construction industry, building managers and users can support the climate transition and in particular the European Green Deal’s Fit for 55 legislative package and European Climate Law. The industry has a massive opportunity to change its practices and deliver greener and more sustainable alternatives. During the event we will look in detail at how climate-neutral buildings and the decarbonisation of neighbourhoods will put the EU on track for a decarbonised future.

This event will include presentations by Mr Child and Mr Goldstein, followed by a Q&A session moderated by Laurence Marzell, Innovation and Research Expert at Serco, where participants will have the opportunity to put their questions to the speaker.

This event will be open to everyone, full members can attend for free and non-members can attend for a fee of €75.

We look forward to welcoming you to this exciting discussion!

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Confirmed Mr Patrick Child

Mr Patrick Child

Deputy Director General, European Commission
Patrick CHILD is currently Deputy Director-General in DG Environment at the European Commission with particular responsibility for the EU’s zero pollution strategy, chemicals legislation, urban agenda, research and innovation for environment and communication. From 2016-2021, he was Deputy Director-General in DG Research and Innovation (R&I) at the European Commission. As member of the Board of DG R&I, he followed in particular research and innovation in clean energy and climate technologies as well as the R&I dimension of the post-COVID recovery and resilience strategy and Horizon Europe mission on Cancer. His international roles included Commission representative and chair of the steering committee of Mission Innovation (a coalition of 24 countries and the EC working to accelerate global clean energy innovation) and lead co-chair of the Group of Earth Observations (GEO). Until April 2016, Patrick Child was Managing Director of the European External Service with responsibility for administration and finance, covering human resources policy, security and the budget. Before he took up this post in 2011, he was director in the EC External Relations Directorate-General in the responsible for managing the network of Commission delegations. He has previously served as head of cabinet for External Relations Commissioners Benita Ferrero-Waldner and Chris Patten. With a background in the UK Finance Ministry, he joined the European Commission in 1994, where he started in the Economic and Monetary affairs Directorate General before becoming Commission press spokesman for economic and monetary union from 1995-1999. Mr Child studied mathematics at Cambridge University. He is married with two children
Confirmed Karlis Goldstein

Karlis Goldstein

Energy Efficiency Assistant, European Commission
Karlis Goldstein works at the European Commission as a Member of the Cabinet of the Commissioner for Energy. He is responsible for energy end-use, including efficiency, storage, buildings, municipalities and citizens. Having gathered experience in EU level negotiations and policy in Brussels for over a decade, he has covered internal market, competitiveness, transport and energy affairs. Prior to his current position he worked in DG ENER on energy efficiency and was also part of a national administration.


This event is held under the Chatham House Rule.

It aims to provide anonymity to speakers and to encourage openness and the sharing of information. It is now used throughout the world as an aid to free discussion. When a meeting, or part thereof, is held under the Chatham House Rule, participants are free to use the information received, but neither the identity nor the affiliation of the speaker(s), nor that of any other participant, may be revealed.