Sunday, June 25, 2017

Event - Sustainable Innovation Forum 2017

The Sustainable Innovation Forum (SIF) 2017 for COP23 will take place November 13-14, 2017. The 8th edition of the SIF will be taking place in Bonn, Germany – the home of the UNFCCC. This is the largest business-focused event during COP23. There will be more than 60 speakers, more than 600 attendees and 80 plus countries represented. Gathering the most influential national and local policy-makers, UN agencies, business leaders, investors and international NGOs, SIF17 is where policy meets innovation, and the ambitious goals and visions of the Paris Agreement will be put into action.

Why Attend SIF17?

With the UN estimating that investments in the range of 5 - 7 trillion USD will be needed by 2050 in order to keep global climate rises to below 2° C in accordance with the 2015 Paris Agreement, this event is a great opportunity to get ahead of the game and play your part in helping to finance a low-carbon future.

With 2 distinctive afternoon streams and a full speaker line-up of 35+ key influencers and experts looking to drive investment in sustainable innovation, the event aims to accelerate the financial opportunities and growth of the green economy.

Learn about all the latest technologies, policies and investment solutions driving sustainable innovation and forge the valuable new partnerships you need to accelerate your own plans. Debate and discussion will be focused around the following crucial topic areas:
  • Renewable energy
  • Decarbonising the transport sector
  • Carbon pricing, taxing & trading
  • Climate finance
  • Resilient landscapes & resource efficiency
  • Sustainable cities
  • Circular economy
For the last 8 years, the Sustainable Innovation Forum has served as a platform for world and business leaders to communicate their vision, demonstrate leadership and make announcements on the latest sustainability-focused initiatives. Don't miss your opportunity to join us this year at this pivotal moment in the fight against climate change.

"We need to prove that protecting the environment is profitable and in everyone's best interests. We can do this by holding up successful examples." – Erik Solheim, Executive Director of UN Environment

The largest business-focused event held during the annual Conference of Parties (COP), the Sustainable Innovation Forum 2017 heads to Bonn, Germany – the home of the UNFCCC. Now in its 8th year, the event will gather 600+ of the most influential national and local policy makers, UN agencies, business leaders, investors and international NGOs to meet, share knowledge and lead by example towards the full achievement of the Paris Agreement's ambitious climate goals.

Debate and discussion around crucial key topics including:
  • Renewable energy
  • Circular economy
  • Sustainable land and water management
  • Carbon markets
  • Climate finance
  • Climate innovation in emerging regions

Key public and private sector leaders will share successful case studies and identify opportunities for future innovation.

Join 600+ leading industry figures in November in Bonn, Germany to drive your business strategy and policy vision towards a more sustainable future.

Over 35 high-level speakers representing both national and local government, as well as the wider finance community.

Partial List of Speakers

Professor Jan Szyszko
Ministry of Environment, Poland

Jos Delbeke
Director General for Climate Action
European Commission

Jeffery Sachs
Special Adviser to the UN Secretary General, and Director
UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), USA

David Hochschild
California Energy Commission

Ashok-Alexander Sridharan
Mayor of Bonn
Bonn City Council

Dr. Gemedo Dalle, Minister
Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Ethiopia

Andrew Steer
Chief Executive Officer
World Resources Institute

Paul Simpson
Chief Executive Officer

Includes perspectives from:

Erik Solheim * Hakima El Haité * Patricia Espinosa * Dr Hoesung Lee * Janos Pasztor * Barbara Hendricks * Amina J Mohammed * Catherine McKenna * Pablo Badenier Martinez * José Sarney Filho * Guðni Th. Jóhannesson * Kimmo Tiilikainen * Peter Bakker * Siemens AG * The European Investment Bank * Mafalda Duarte * Rachel Kyte * Adnan Z Amin* Younghoon David Kim * Houlin Zhao * Eduardo Paes * Terri Wills * Dr Fatih Birol * José Graziano da Silva * The BMW Group * Climate Leadership Council * CEMIG * Vattenfall * Amundi * ACWA Power * Coca Cola

Satisfied attendees say it best

The 2014 SIF event brought together a diverse group of stakeholders; a most interactive and engaging conference.'

Ron Cotterman - Vice President, Sustainablility, Sealed Air

“The Sustainable Innovation Forum is my favourite event at the COP. Positive, practical and inspiring.”

Head - Centre for Carbon Measurement, National Physical Laboratory

“The Sustainable Innovation Forum is one of the key side events during the COP conferences. I am very pleased to have been part of this outstanding forum, bringing together an excellent mix of speakers and participants”.

Jonathan Taylor Vice-President Environment and Climate Action, European Investment Bank (EIB)

“I thought the event was excellent, bringing together some very diverse perspectives and with a welcome visibility for different age groups, especially the young professionals”.

Joan McNaughton - World Energy Trilema Chair, The World Energy Council

“The Sustainable Innovation Forum gave hope to everyone, as it presented the issue of climate change under the angle of profitable solutions rather than expensive problems.”

Dr Bertrand Piccard Initiator, Chairman and Pilot, Solar Impulse

Register Now and Save up to $300. Click here to register.

To find out more about the event, click here to view the conference brochure.

For further information contact:

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7871 0123

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