Date and Time
May 22, 2015
8:30 am-12:00 pm
BSR Spring Forum: A Series of Events on Climate
This spring, BSR will gather the business community ahead of the COP21 climate talks to drive leadership on climate with a series of spring events throughout Europe.
BSR will share its business and climate strategy, Business in a Climate-Constrained World, and how climate “wedges” can be applied to different industries and sectors and—when combined—how they can contribute to a 2°C pathway, which is generally considered the upper limit of global temperature rise to avoid catastrophic climate impacts.
Climate Action: Tackling “Short-Lived Climate Pollutants”
As part of the series, BSR will hold a morning event dedicated to climate and fast mitigation on May 22 in Paris.
Carbon dioxide often takes center stage when it comes to talking about greenhouse gases. A group of lesser-known but no less important pollutants—black carbon, methane, tropospheric ozone, and hydrofluorocarbons, collectively referred to as short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs)—also contribute to the warming of the planet.
The relatively short lifetime of SLCPs, as well as their significant role in global greenhouse effects and human health outcomes, represent an opportunity to slow the rate of global warming while saving millions of lives over the next decades, making them crucial to any climate strategy.
This event will explore how high-emitting sectors such as transport, responsible for approximately one-fifth of black carbon emissions, and oil and gas, the second-largest emitter of methane after agriculture, can develop fast-mitigation strategies for SLCPs.
BSR will present its research on fast mitigation, which was funded by the Climate and Clean Air Coalition, on private-sector engagement to SLCPs. In addition, we will explore research on two specific sectors, drawn from waste management, oil and gas, transport, or agriculture, to highlight the opportunities represented by integrating SLCP mitigation strategies into a broader climate action plan.
Subject to change.
- 8:30-9 a.m.: Registration and networking
- 9 a.m.-9:30 a.m.: Climate strategy and the “wedges” approach
- 9:30-10 a.m.: Deep dive into fast mitigation
- 10:15-11:30 a.m.: Panel discussion : Best practices on fast mitigation with corporate leaders
- 11:30 a.m.-Noon: Networking reception with light refreshments