Programme

Friday september 6, 2019, Les Diablerets 

SHARING SUSTAINABLE KNOWLEDGE

Centre des Congrès Claude Nicollier, Les Diablerets.

 

From 9:00am Welcoming, coffee and croissants

9:40am Welcoming address by the Municipality of Ormont-Dessus

9:45am Opening of the 8th edition: “Mountains move, move us, move themselves… our role, our mission, our identity.” Michael Liebreich, founder of the forum and chairman of the advisory committee, and Thierry Meyer, president of the Ecovillages Association

9:50am Inspiration. Protect Our Winters
, an initiative of the outdoor community for a sustainable future. Nicholas Bornstein, founder of Protect Our Winters Switzerland), with Sarah Hoefflin, slopestyle skiing Olympic champion.

10:00am First round table. How sport can be a driver of the sustainable agenda.
With Françoise Jaquet, president, Swiss alpine Club, Sarah Hoefflin, olympic champion, slopestyle, Neil Beecroft, co-founder of Sports and Sustainability International, Sina Schneider, committee member, Mountain Wilderness, Nicholas Bornstein, founder, Protect Our Winters Switzerland 

10:50am CE2, Circular Economy Entrepreneurs: here we go!
What this trend means, how to get involved. Presentation of the workshop by Cornelia Giger (CE2 project director) and discussion with National Councillor Adèle Thorens

11:10am Coffee break

11:40am A solar park on a mountain lake.
Presentation of the floating solar park of Lac des Toules (Valais), by Guillaume Fuchs, head of the lighting department at Romande Energie

11:50am Second round table. How to bring the energy transition to altitude?
What are the possibilities, obstacles, examples? With the participation of Florence Schmidt (Romande Energie), Martin Senn, founder of SwissWinds, Pierre-Alain Urech, Chairman, Forces Motrices Hongrin-Léman SA, and François Vuille, Head of the Energy Division of the Vaud State Department of the Environment and Territory

12:40pm Lunch buffet

1:40pm Third round table. Sharing knowledge, between simplicity and complexity.
With the participation of Olivier Dessibourg, scientific journalist and Deputy Editor, Heidi.News; Emmanuel Reynard, Director of the UNIL Interdisciplinary Centre for Research on Mountains; Pascal Kober, editor-in-chief of the quarterly magazine L’Alpe, Grenoble; Frédéric Fournier, engineer, CSD Ingénieurs and founder of “On a mission” – reforestation support project

2:30pm The DiabLab project. Towards sustainable public lighting:
audit and implementation plan for the transition of public lighting in Les Diablerets: energy efficient, easy to manage, environmentally friendly. Project launch, explanations. 

2:50pm Workshops

Workshop 1: Sustainable knowledge and biodiversity, the example of the Priority Conservation Areas launched by WWF. Led by Angelika Abderhalden (Pro Terra Engiadina)

Workshop 2: Destination circular economy: how tourism can become more resource-efficient – a CE2 Lab 

Workshop 3: “Energy Poker”: a role-playing game to understand decisions in favour of sustainable energy.

Workshop 4: Sustainable finance. Avenues for the 2020 Forum. With Gianni Operto, president of AEE Switzerland, umbrella organisation for the renewable energy economy and energy efficiency

4:15pm Synthesis
and rendering of the workshops in plenary session.

5:00pm Conclusion of the Forum.
Presentation of the 2020 theme: Financing sustainability in the mountains.

5:15pm Aperitive

6:45pm Music
by the band Wintershome

From 7:40pm Raclette dinner

8:45pm Film
at the Congress Centre – FIFAD “Sustainable” Film Award