28-29 June 2016 - Guildhall, London

From June 28-29, Guildhall in London will host the second Business & Climate Summit (BCS), a forum for businesses, investors and policy makers to meet and discuss climate action and its significance in business after the Paris Agreement. The first Business & Climate Summit in 2015 rallied business and investors to be an integral part of the climate agreement negotiated later that year; this year`s BCS is building on the success of the Paris Agreement. The Business & Climate Summit, convened by The Climate Group and We Mean Business, will take its cues from the Paris Agreement and host panels and plenaries to discuss the future of sustainable business and the role of the private sector in achieving global energy and climate goals. Sustainable Energy for All will be represented by SRSG and CEO Rachel Kyte and Sandrine Dixson-Declève, the SEforALL Chief Partnership Officer.

Following opening remarks by the Mayor of London on June 28, and a video address by United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon, Ms. Kyte will give the keynote entitled "We the peoples.” She will emphasise the importance of the interlinked objectives of SEforALL on energy access, renewable energy and energy efficiency, the need for the right policies and action to meet these goals and how they are inseparably linked with practices to maximize sustainable business opportunities that contribute to achieving a sub-two degree world.

Ms. Dixson-Declève will preside over the energy track of the BCS and will moderate an Oxford-style debate and panel discussion involving senior business and government leaders, who will explore the business commitments, new business models and technology solutions that are needed to meet the Paris and SDG7 goals by 2030. The debate will revolve around the question of whether the global community can make good progress on SDG7 and climate goals by 2030, with the existing business commitments and the technology at hand. The panel discussion, entitled “Going Further, Faster” will discuss strategies for accelerating the clean energy transition. Both events are organized by Sustainable Energy for All. Speakers include: David Turk, Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Climate and Technology at the U.S. Department of Energy; Keith Anderson, CEO of Iberdrola UK;  David Hone, Chief Climate Adviser at Shell;  Peter Sweatman, Chairman of Climate Strategy; Charlotte Aubin, CEO of Greenwish; Kathy Calvin, CEO of the United Nations Foundation; Sheila Watson, Director of Environment at the FIA Foundation; Naoko Ishii, the CEO of GEF; Anders Opedal, COO of Statoil UK; and many others. 

 

For more information on the Business & Climate Summit, visit the official site here

For more information on specific events within the Summit, consult the program here