UNEP
Sustainable Innovation Forum > 20 Nov > InterContinental Hotel, Warsaw

Agenda

2013 FORUM - AGENDA AND CONFIRMED SPEAKERS

08:30 - 09:45

Breakfast Workshop Hosted by the International Chamber of Commerce

“The key to scaling-up energy efficiency investments”

09:00 - 10:00
Registration opens: networking with morning refreshments
10:00 - 10:40

Welcome & Keynote opening addresses

- Achim Steiner, Under Secretary General of the United Nations and UNEP Executive Director

- Janez Potocnik, Commissioner for Environment, European Commission

- H.E. Mr. Manuel Pulgar-Vidal, Minister of the Environment, Peru, and host of COP20

10:40 - 11:40

Panel 1: Leaders in energy transition: How can we make low carbon infrastructures more viable?

Panel Moderator:

- Jane Burston, Head, Centre for Carbon Measurement, National Physical Laboratory

Panelists include:

- Dirk Forrister, President and Chief Executive, International Emissions Trading Association (IETA)

- Jochen Flasbarth, President, German Federal Environment Agency (UBA)

- Professor Karl Rose,  Senior Director Policies & Scenarios, World Energy Council (WEC)

- Philippe Joubert, Chair, The Prince of Wales’s EU Corporate Leaders Group (EUCLG)

- Kersten-Karl Barth, Chair, ICC Commission on Environment and Energy, and  Sustainability Director, Siemens AG

- Walter Vergara, Chief, Climate Change and Sustainability Division, Inter-American Development Bank

11:40 - 11:50

Climate Leader Insight 1

- Jerzy Kasperowicz, Co founder, Sustainable World of Technologies (SWOT)

11:50 - 12:20

Coffee break

12:20 - 13:20

Panel 2: Technology innovation and transfer: What technologies should we be investing in?

Panel Moderator:

- Dr. Johannes Meier, Chief Executive Officer, European Climate Foundation (ECF)

Panelists include:

- Paul Wheelhouse, Minister for Environment and Climate Change, Scotland

- Lars Lokke Rasmussen, former Prime Minister of Denmark and Chairman, Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI)

- Griffin Thompson, Chair, UN Climate Technology Centre and Network

- Brett Shockley, Senior Vice President & Chief Technology Officer, Avaya

- Isaac Kato, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Verne Global

- Luis Neves, Chairman, Global e-Sustainability Initiative and Executive Vice President, Deutsche Telekom

13:20 - 13:30

Climate Leader Insight 2

- Lord Nicholas Stern, President, British Institute and Chairman, Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment

13:30 - 14:30
Lunch

14:30 - 15:30

Panel 3: Partnerships that make a difference: How can collaboration speed up the transformation to a green economy?

Panel moderator:

- Adrian Rimmer, CEO, The Gold Standard Foundation

Panelists include:

- Ville Niinistö, Minister for the Environment, Finland

- Sandrine Dixson-Declève, Director, EU CLG and Executive Director, European Green Growth Group of Ministers

- Yves-François Blanchet, Minister of Sustainable Development, Quebec

- Tamsyn Barton, Director General, Lending Operations outside the EU and Pre-accession Countries, European Investment Bank (EIB)

- Andrea Maselli, Head, Agricultural Implement Business, New Holland Agriculture

15:30 - 15:40

Climate Leader Insight 3

- Nancy Saich, Managerial Adviser in Climate & Environment,  Projects Directorate and John Warburton, Senior Policy Advisor, Operations outside the EU & Candidate Countries, European Investment Bank (EIB)

15:40 - 16:10
Coffee break
16:10 - 17:10

Panel 4: The resource efficient city: Can all urban environments achieve genuine sustainable growth?

Panel moderator:

- Gino Van Begin, Secretary General, ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability

Panelists include:

- Hanna Gronkiewicz-Waltz, Mayor of Warsaw

- Steve Howard, Chief Sustainability Officer, IKEA

- Sylvia Böcker, Managing Partner, DIRECTTECH Global® GmbH

- Conor Riffle, Director, Cities and Data Product Innovation, CDP

- Stephanie Miller, Director, Climate Business Department, International Finance Corporation

- Sylwia Klatka, Managing Director, ConVoco – Consulting for Sustainable Development

17:10 - 17:20

Climate Leader Insight 4

- Rt Hon Edward Davey, Secretary of State for Energy & Climate Change, UK

17:20 - 17:30

VIP closing remarks

- Connie Hedegaard, European Commissioner for Climate Action

17:30 - 19:30
Networking Drinks Reception
19:30
Forum closes
19:30 – 21:00

Film screening Hosted by UNEP and glaciologist, Dr Pfeffer

Watch the award winning film "Chasing Ice" and bring the reality of climate change to light