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How can we act in HR to contribute to the objective of reducing carbon emissions?

Wednesday February 14, 2023│ 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Digital.City Brussels

Rue Jules Cockxs, 6, 1160 Brussels



The European Union has set itself the ambition of being the first continent to achieve climate neutrality. The ambition is to fundamentally transform the economic system so that by 2050, Member States are carbon neutral, with an intermediate objective in 2030 of reducing EU greenhouse gas emissions by 55 % compared to their 1990 level. Such an objective will only be achievable if we all roll up our sleeves. Everyone, that also means HR managers and their departments.

What if the new ways of organizing work that are being put in place following the Covid-19 pandemic represented an opportunity to contribute to this ambition? This is the bet made by the partners of the NWoW4Net-Zero project, financed by the Erasmus+ program of the European Union. Three avenues were explored and made it possible to develop three toolboxes and training courses in order to deploy them in organizations. These toolboxes cover:

  • New ways of organization and hybridization of work
  • Work-related mobility
  • Responsible use of digital technologies

On the occasion of an international conference organized in Brussels and with open (free) access, the partners of the NWoW4Net-Zero project invites you to raise awareness of your role as (D) HR in contributing to the objective of reduction of carbon emissions and to discover a series of tools and advice in these three areas.






Opening: Presentation of the NWoW4Net-Zero project results
Andrijana Bogdanovska, Director Center for Knowledge Management (North Macedonia)


Sustainability and emission reduction targets: what's in it for HR? — A role-based approach
Karin Reinhold, Associate Professor on Management of Well-being at Work, Tallinn University of Technology (Estonia)


Focus 1: “New Ways of working” to help reduce the environmental impacts of businesses? Some guidelines
Flavien Puel, New Ways of Working Consultant - People Experience, one point


Focus 2: work-related mobility: changing behavior to reduce the carbon footprint of travel to and from work
Jonas Moerman, Energy Advisor at ecoconso


Lunch & Networking


Focus 3: Reduce the carbon footprint through responsible use of digital technologies at work and teleworking. Some guidelines
Olivier Vergeynst, Director, Belgian Institute for Responsible Digital, co-author of the book B.A.-BA in responsible digital — 52 weeks to become a more inclusive, ethical and sustainable company (Eyrolles)


To go further: The example of the Ecological Transition, Work and Territories Chair (France)
Julia Mermier, Researcher at Green & Blue by Conseil & Recherche


Keynote: Transition to sustainability & HR: What content for the transition and what for management / Sustainability Transition & HR: What needs transitioning? Who needs transitioning?
Edina Dóci, Professor in HRM and Climate Activist, UCLouvain


Presentation of the NWoW4Net-Zero platform
Andrijana Bogdanovska, Director Center for Knowledge Management


End of conference / networking

The presentations will be held in French and English with simultaneous translation into the other language.

Conditions for participation

Participation is open to all human resources professionals and business leaders from the private, public and non-profit sectors.

Free participation upon registration.




Center for Knowledge Management

11. Oktomvri 25,
1000 Skopje, North Macedonia
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