Date and Time
April 22, 2015
6:00 pm-9:00 pm EDT
One year ago, BSR launched our Business in a Climate-Constrained World initiative, which seeks to mobilize our business network, global reach, industry insights, and issue expertise in support of sustained business action on climate change.
Since then, we have embarked on an exciting journey with our member companies and partners to advance ambitious mitigation and adaptation solutions in keeping with a 2°C pathway.
On April 22 we invite you to join us at the UN Foundation in Washington, D.C., to discuss how the private sector is advancing climate solutions in the lead-up to the COP21 climate talks this December in Paris.
We will also launch a new report: “Business in a Climate-Constrained World: Creating an Action Agenda for Private-Sector Leadership on Climate Change.”
During this event, we will explore:
- How companies can reduce emissions and build adaptive capacity at the scale needed to stay within a 2°C temperature rise
- What opportunities exist for the private sector to collaborate more closely with governments and civil society to advance climate solutions
- How business can engage in the COP21 process in the lead-up to Paris?
We hope you will join us and representatives from business, government, and civil society to explore these questions and advance business action on climate.
This event is hosted by the UN Foundation and supported by CERES.
6-6:30 p.m.: Drinks and hors d'oeuvres
6:30-6:40 p.m.: Welcome and Introductions
- Reid Detchon, Vice President for Energy and Climate Strategy, United Nations Foundation
6:40-6:55 p.m.: Creating an Action Agenda for Private-Sector Leadership on Climate Change: BSR’s Business in a Climate-Constrained World Strategy
- Edward Cameron, Managing Director, Partnership Development and Research, BSR
6.55-7:40 p.m.: Panel Debate: Translation, Stabilization, and Collaboration: The Building Blocks for Climate Ambition
- Paul Boykas, Vice President, Public Policy, PepsiCo
- Karen Florini, Deputy Climate Envoy, U.S. Department of State
- Edward Cameron, Managing Director, Partnership Development and Research, BSR (moderator)
- Brad Figel, Vice President of Public Affairs, Mars North America
- Tom Kerr, Lead, Climate Policy and Finance, International Finance Corporation and World Bank Group
7.40-8:15 p.m.: Panel Debate: The Road to Paris: Creating a Policy Environment for Business Leadership on Climate
- Jonathan Jacoby, Policy Manager, Private Sector Engagement, Oxfam
- Anne Kelly, Senior Program Director Policy and BICEP Program, CERES (moderator)
- David Wei, Associate Director, Climate Change, BSR
8:15-8:30 p.m.: Closing Remarks
8.30-9 p.m.: Networking and Drinks