GLOBE Series

Less Climate Talk, More Climate Action

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‘The Road from Paris’

Less Climate Talk, More Climate Action

Summary:

The international GLOBE 2016 Conference & Innovation Expo, taking place March 2-4, 2016, in Vancouver, Canada, is perfectly positioned, occurring just after COP 21.

GLOBE 2016 represents an ideal international venue to engage global business to: participate in the implementation of national and international climate action mechanisms and consider corporate investment and public-private partnerships, including with cities, to seize carbon-action opportunities.

GLOBE 2016 plenaries, multiple conference sessions, and side events during GLOBE Week (February 29th-March 4th, 2016) will reflect and integrate 3 Critical Themes around Climate Action and related opportunities:

1. Carbon Innovation & Technology Transfer: Scaling-up the transfer and diffusion of low-carbon generating/emitting technologies by corporations, cities, and governments through investment, infrastructure financing, demonstration projects, and commercial-scale operations. The carbon technology focus will be an integral part of GLOBE 2016 programming including: the ‘Innovation Expo’ and industry/sector-specific Challenge-Pitch initiative (i.e., meeting industry and market needs with innovative, low carbon solutions).

2. Global, Country & Sub-National Climate Processes: An up-to-the-minute examination of carbon policy and regulatory systems and measures at international and national levels including INDC’s from countries including Canada, the United States, Japan, China, South Korea, and countries in the E.U., from ASEAN and Latin American regions. This theme also encompasses sub-national climate leadership being undertaken by Canadian provinces and US states.

3. Pacific Rim Economies & the Carbon Neutral Century: An essential facet of GLOBE 2016 will be a focus on the Asia Pacific Region. The conference program will promote leadership for a carbon neutral century and the roles of capital markets, governments, ENGOs, and private organizations. Application of the Low Carbon Technology Projects from the World Business Council on Sustainable Development (WBCSD) for the Asia Pacific Rim Region will be examined, as will the promotion of climate action capacity building and green financing in leading economies including China, India, South Korea, and Indonesia, as well as regional grouping like ASEAN.

Chris Henderson
GLOBE Series Chair & Strategic Program Lead

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