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2011 - B4E Climate Summit London

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2011 - B4E Climate Summit London
12 – 13 September 2011

Concept:
Solving the global climate challenge will require a dramatic shift to transformative action moving beyond incremental change and reductions. A new clean industrial revolution has begun, with many of the world’s most progressive companies already implementing ambitious zero-based targets and closed-loop strategies for their business.

Themed “Reaching for Zero: Innovation, growth and the clean industrial revolution”, the B4E Climate Summit 2011 will gather thought leaders from industry, government and NGOs to share innovations and strategies for achieving zero-based targets and transformative climate solutions. Discussions will explore new technologies and business models that leading companies have established, as well as the necessary support and infrastructure needed to accelerate solutions towards the vision of a zero footprint future. The outcome of the Summit discussions will provide valuable input to COP 17, Rio+ and other global processes.

The B4E Climate Summit London will gather international leaders from business, NGOs, agencies and governments to share innovations and strategies for zero-based targets and transformative business solutions. Discussions will explore the new technologies, policies and infrastructure needed to reduce global emissions, power the green economy and ensure a sustainable future.

As an outcome of the summit, seven industry working groups will deliver a business message on climate action for the UNFCC COP17 in Durban. These will include – Building & Construction, Transport & Mobility, Food & Beverage, Renewable Energy, Consumer Goods, Forestry & Agriculture and Finance & Investment.

Click here for the Draft Agenda.

About B4E:
B4E, Business for the Environment, is the leading international platform for dialogue and partnership solutions for the environment. The B4E summits bring together world leaders, CEOs, senior executives and industry experts to share ideas and commit to solutions, which address the most urgent environmental challenges facing the world today.

The acceleration and delivery of such transformative solutions will require a higher level of collaboration between business, government and NGOs than ever seen before. B4E aims to facilitate such collaboration through networking, informed discussion and the creation of innovative partnerships for change.

Issues addressed at the summits include energy, natural resource security, climate change, water management and biodiversity conservation, among others.

Since its inception in 2007, B4E has provided leaders from around the world a unique opportunity to shape game-changing solutions and influence the global agenda, leading toward a greener, more sustainable future.

B4E History:
Past B4E Summits were convened for the last five years in Singapore, Paris, Copenhagen, Seoul, Mexico City, Cancun and Jakarta by the United Nations, WWF, Global Initiatives and host Governments.

For more information please visit: http://www.b4esummit.com/

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