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3GF2014 Programme

Changing Production and Consumption Patterns through Transformative Action

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Monday 20 October 2014

08.00-09.00 

Tea/coffee and registration  

09.00- 10.15

Opening Plenary (Room III)

Introductory remarks by the Danish Prime Minister and Ministers from 3GF partner countries (Ethiopia, Kenya, Qatar, China, Republic of Korea and Mexico) 

  • H.E. Hailemariam Dessalegn, Prime Minister, The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia
  • H.E. Judi Wakhungu, Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Water and Natural Resources, Republic of Kenya
  • H.E. Ahmad bin Amer bin Mohammed Al-Hemaidi, Minister of Environment, State of Qatar
  • H.E. Liu Qi, Vice Minister National Energy Administration (NEA), People's Republic of China
  • H.E. Dr. Seunghoon Lee, Co-Chair of the Green Growth Committee of the Government of the Republic of Korea
  • Mr. Roberto Dondisch, Director General for Globlal Issues of Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mexico

10.15- 10.45

Walking in the Shoes of Future Middle Class Consumers (Room III)

Participatory Backcasting

Moderator:

  • Michael Kuhndt, Director of the CSCP

Active participants:

  • H.E. Hailemariam Dessalegn, Prime Minister, The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia
  • Mr. Wang Xiaokang, Chairman, China Energy Conservation and Environmental Protection Group (CECEP)
  • Mr. Alejandro Molina, Chief Technical and Supply Chain Officer,  Arca Continental
  • Mr. David Gilford, Vice President and Director, New York City Economic Development Corporation

Wrap up:

  • H.E. Helle Thorning-Schmidt, Prime Minister, Denmark

10.45- 11.00

 Break

11.00-12.15

Plenary: Transforming our Cities (Room III)

Promoting a systemic approach to sustainable urbanisation integrating urban design, utilities (energy, water, waste), infrastructure planning and financing models is a key challenge. Barriers like national-municipal disconnect and insufficient capacities dominate. However, cities can act as effective test beds for innovation and cost-effective demonstration of low carbon infrastructure. Hence, philanthropy is teaming up with cities. But to shift from small, high carbon projects to large-scale low carbon programmes, partnerships are needed. This entails cooperation between cities, national government, private sector delivery, big finance and research institutes for innovation. In short, cities might be where some of the most important partnerships need to be formed and where the opportunity for scale is greatest. The choices cities make today will lock in in consumption patterns for the majority of the world’s population in the future.

Moderator:

  • Dr. Andrew Steer, President & CEO, World Resources Institute

Panellists:

  • Sir Suma Chakrabarti, President, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
  • Mr. Frank Jensen, Lord Mayor, City of Copenhagen and Member of C40 Board
  • Mr. Pierre-André de Chalendar, CEO Saint-Gobain
  • Mr. Wim Elfrink, Executive Vice President, Industry Solutions & Chief Globalisation Officer, CISCO
  • Mr. Niels B. Christiansen, CEO & President, Danfoss
  • Mr. Juan Carlos Belausteguigoitia Rius. Executive Director, Centro Mario Molina, Mexico

12.15- 12.45

Break

12.45- 
14.15

Partnership Sessions: Launch or Leverage 

(lunch will be served in sessions)

Parallel sessions with a focus on leveraging or launching specific public-private partnerships for green growth.

    Moderator:

  • Mr. Kandeh  K. Yumkella, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General and CEO, Sustainable Energy For All (SE4All)

    Panellists:

  • Mr. Pierre-André de Chalendar, CEO, Saint-Gobain
  • Dr. Justin Zachary, Executive VP and Head of Power Technology for Samsung C&T
  • Ms. Jennifer Layke, Institute for Building Efficiency, Director, Johnson Controls
  • Mr. Juan Carlos Belausteguigoitia Rius. Executive Director, Centro Mario Molina, Mexico
  • Mr. Josué Tanaka, Managing Director, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
  • Mr. Mark Hopkins, Senior Director of International Energy Efficiency, UN Foundation
  • Mr. Wang Xiaokang, Chairman, China Energy Conservation and Environmental Protection Group (CECEP)

 

    Moderator:

  • Mr. Torgny Holmgren, Executive Director, Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI)

    Speaker:

  • H.E. Judi Wakhungu, Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Water and Natural Resources, Government of the Republic of Kenya
  • Mr. Mads Nipper, CEO & President, Grundfos
  • Mr. Ibrahim Thiaw, Deputy Executive Director, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

    Panellists:

  • Mr. Kuanduan Li, Vice-Mayor, Jinan Municipal Government, Shandong Province
  • Dr. John Cheh, CEO, Esquel Group
  • Dr. Lawrence Jones, Vice President, Utility Innovations & Infrastructure Resilience, Alstom Grid
  • Mr. He Feng, Principal Staff, Bureau of Rural Hydropower and Electrification Development, Ministry of Water Resources, People’s Republic of China

 

    Moderator:  

  • Ms. Marianne Fay, Chief Economist, Climate Change Vice Presidency, World Bank Group

    Speakers:

  • H.E. Kirsten Brosbøl, Minister for the Environment, Denmark
  • Mr. Christiaan Rebergen, Deputy Director-General, International Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Netherlands
  • Ms. Usha Rao-Monari, CEO, Global Water Development Partners / Blackstone Portfolio Company
  • Mr. Michael Beutler, Director of Sustainability Operations, Kering
  • Ms. Anne Gadegaard, Programme Director, Corporate Sustainability, Novo Nordisk A/S

 

   Moderator:    

  • Ms. Ida Auken, Danish Member of Parliament & Young Global Leader, World Economic Forum (WEF)

    Speakers:

  • Mr. Alexander Collot d’Escury, CEO, Desso
  • Dr. Liz Goodwin, CEO, WRAP
  • Mr. Morten Nielsen, Vice President, Corporate Communications & CSR, Carlsberg Breweries A/S
  • Mr. Morten Kabell, Technical and Environmental Mayor, City of Copenhagen
  • Mr. Mårten Widlund, CEO, SITA Sweden/Suez Environnement Nordic
  • Mr. Sandy Rodger, Lead, Project MainStream, Ellen MacArthur Foundation (EMF)
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    Discussants:

  • Mr. Alejandro Molina, Chief Technical and Supply Chain Officer, Arca Continental
  • Ms. Ida Auken, Danish Member of Parliament & Young Global Leader, World Economic Forum (WEF)
  • Mr. Mark Hidson, Director, Global Sustainable Procurement Centre and Deputy Regional Director ICLEI Europe, ICLEI World Secretariat


 

    Moderator:

  • Mr. Christian Grossmann, World Bank Group Director, Climate Change, International Finance Cooperation

Speaker:

  • H.E. Hailemariam Dessalegn, Prime Minister, Ethiopia
  • Mr. Vimal Shah, Chaiman, Kenya Private Sector Alliance / Bidco Oil Refineries

 

    Panellists:

  • Dr. Joost Oorthuizen, Executive Director, The Sustainable Trade Initiative (IDH)
  • Mr. Pier Luigi Sigismondi, Chief Supply Chain Officer, Unilever
  • Dr. Puvan J. Selvanathan, Head, Food and Agriculture, UN Global Compact
  • Mr. Gerard Bos, Director, Global Business and Biodiversity Programme, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
  • Mr. Rami Abu Salman, Regional Climate and Environment Specialist, IFAD

14.15- 14.45

Tea/Coffee

14.45-
15.45

Plenary: Enabling the Producer - Transforming our Production Patterns (Room III)

Producers today operate in a high-risk world. More and more producer companies are raising their own game, across the entire sustainability spectrum, seeking to “de-risk” their companies through progress in sustainable production practices, the source of the risk however is often systemic. There is a new imperative to re-think the production system, its business models, and policy incentives — so that incrementalism does not become an additional risk in itself.  This plenary discussion will aim to address both the current challenges of scaling up sustainable production and the future opportunities to transform production systems, through partnerships and coalitions to enable green growth.

Moderator:

  • Mr. Jonathon Porrit, Founder, Director and Trustee, Forum for the Future

Panellists:

  • H.E. Hailemariam Dessalegn, Prime Minister, The Fedral Democratic Republic of Ethiopia
  • Ms. Connie Hedegaard, Commissioner for Climate Action, European Commission
  • Mr. David Love, Chief Supply Chain Officer, Levi Strauss & Co.
  • Dr. John Cheh, Vice Chairman & CEO, Esquel Group
  • Mr. Pier Luigi Sigismondi, Chief Supply Chain Officer, Unilever
  • Mr. Vimal Shah, CEO Bidco Group, Chairman Private Sector Alliance, Kenya

Key listeners from the floor

  • Mr. Alexander Collot d'Escury, CEO, Desso
  • Ms. Ida Auken, Danish Member of Parliament & WEF Young Global Leader

15.45-16.00

Break

16.00-
17.00

Learning Sessions (Parallel Sessions)
These parallel sessions will highlight the green growth strategies of leading countries and cities. They will be explained and explored through the eyes of their respective political leadership, financial institutions, experts and leading business voices

    Moderator:

  • Ms. Carole Kariuki, CEO, Kenya Private Sector Alliance

    Panellists:

  • H.E. Judi Wakhungu, Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Water and Natural Resources, Government of the Republic of Kenya
  • Mr. Vimal Shah, Chairman, Kenya Private Sector Alliance / Bidco Oil Refineries
  • Dr. Alice Kaudia, Environment Secretary, Kenyan Ministry of Environment
  • Mr. Hezekiah Okeyo, Director, Ministry of Industrialization
  • Mr. Alfonso L. Vazquez, Director, Business Development & Commercial Partnerships, Vestas
  • Ms. Sanda Ojiambo, Head of Corporate Responsibility, Safaricom Limited
  • Mr. Tao Bindslev, ‎Group Vice President, Grundfos
  • Mr. Joseph Njoroge, Principal Secretary, Ministry of Energy and Petroleum

 

    Moderator: 

  • Mr. Mark Halle, Executive Director, International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)

    Speakers:

  • Dr. Simon Zadek, Co-Director, United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP)
  • Mr. Zhang Chenghui, Director, Research Institute on Finance, Mr. Development Research Centre of the State Council, China 
  • Mr. Sean Kidney, CEO and Co-founder, Climate Bonds Initiative

 

  Moderator:

  • Dr. Andrew Steer, President & CEO, World Resources Institute (WRI)

    Panellists:

  • H.E. Felipe Calderón, Chair of the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate
  • Dr. Bindu N. Lohani, Vice President, Asian Development Bank
  • Dr. Hastings Chikoko, Regional Director for Africa, C40
  • Mr. Png Cheong Boon, CEO, Jurong Town Corporation

 

In Conversations (Parallel Sessions)

These parallel sessions will provide a unique opportunity to engage directly in dialogue with a high-level business or political leader. Discussants will “step off stage” in pairs, and being probed by a moderator, on their role, experience and strategies for advancing green growth through public-private collaboration.

    Moderator:

  • Mr. Kandeh  K. Yumkella, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General and CEO, Sustainable Energy For All (SE4All)

    Discussants:

  • Mr. Pierre-André de Chalendar, CEO, Saint-Gobain
  • Mr. Joel Towers, Executive Dean, Parsons School of Design
  • Mr. Jens Peter Saul, CEO, Rambøll

 

  • Transformative Action: Sustainable Agriculture in a Globalized World (Room IV)

    Moderator:

  • Dr. Joost Oorthuizen, Executive Director, The Sustainable Trade Initiative (IDH)

    Panellists:

  • H.E. Dan Jørgensen, Minister for Food, Agriculture and Fisheries, Denmark
  • Mr. David Shark, Deputy Director-General, World Trade Organization (WTO)
  • Mr. Alejandro Molina, Chief Technical and Supply Chain Officer, Arca Continental

 

17.00-17.15

Break

17.15-
18.30

Plenary: Transforming the Food Sector (Room II)

To meet the need of our future food supply current food production and consumption patterns must be transformed.  Such a transformation entails multiple objectives, which are not reinforcing each other by default – a system approach is key.  Increasing productivity while reducing environmental impact.

A transition pathway towards more sustainable food consumption and production systems needs to be identified. Affecting the entire value chain from increase in innovation and technology adoption by farmers, changing demand through behavioural change in the consumer and structural changes in food systems and supply chains.

Moderator:  

  • Mr. Christian Grossmann, World Bank Group Director, Climate Change, International Finance Corporation                    

Key Actors:

  • H.E. Dr. John Dramani Mahama, President of the Republic of Ghana
  • H.E. Mogens Jensen, Danish Minister for Trade and Development
  • Mr. Craig F. Binetti, President, Nutrition &Health, DuPont
  • Mr. Kanayo Felix Nwanze, President of IFAD
  • Mr. Joost Oorthuizen, Executive Director, The Sustainable Trade Initiative

Discussant:

  • Mr. Christiaan Rebergen, Deputy Director General, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands

Plenary: Transforming the Energy Sector (Room III)

How are countries, companies and investors making investment decisions regarding the new energy mix for the transition to green growth? Subsidies to renewable energy have been at the heart of the rapid increase in deployment over the last decades, yet these subsidies are dwarfed by those allocated to fossil fuels. Transformative regulatory solutions, such policies which mandate the phase out certain energy sources present one possible pathway for change.  Companies and investors must also weigh in on the economic case for sustainable energy and form a view on how policy will affect their business. 

Moderator:

  • Mr. Simon Upton, Director, Environment Directorate, OECD

Keynote: 

  • Ms. Maria van der Hoeven, Executive Director, International Energy Agency

Panellists:

  • H.E. Hakima El Haite Minister for Environment, Morocco
  • Mr. Sanjeev Gupta, Deputy Director of Fiscal Affairs, IMF
  • Mr. Peter Damgaard Jensen, CEO & Chairman, PKA A/S
  • Mr. Dolf Gielen,  Director, International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)
  • Dr. Justin Zachary, Executive VP and Head of Power Technology for Samsung C&T

Discussants from the floor:

  • Mr. Freddy R. Saragih, Director, Centre for Fiscal Risk Management, Fiscal Policy Office, Ministry of  Finance, Indonesia
  • Mr. Thomas Becker, Chief Executive Officer, The European Wind Energy Association

 

18.30- 19.00

Transfer by boat to dinner at the Royal Danish Opera House

Keynote:

“Dealing with Climate Change: The Foundation for Green Growth”

Delivered by Dr. Rajendra K. Pachauri,
Chairman of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

 

Tuesday 21 October 2014   

07.30 - 08.00

Tea/coffee and registration

08.00 - 09.15

Partnership Sessions: Ideas Lab (Parallel Sessions)

These sessions are intended as the “ideas laboratory” of the Forum, in which concepts and potential partnerships will be discussed. The session structure is informal and does not follow a fixed format. Sessions will be held around a convivial breakfast and organized to ensure intimacy and optimise discussion between the panellists and participants.

    Moderator:

  • Ms. Ida Auken, Danish Member of Parliament & Young Global Leader, World Economic Forum (WEF)

    Panellists:

  • H.E. Kirsten Brosbøl, Minister for the Environment, Government of Denmark
  • Mr. Håkan Nordkvist, Head of sustainability innovation, IKEA Group
  • Mr. Claus Stig Pedersen, Head of Sustainability, Novozymes

    Innovators:

  • Ms. Ruchira Joshi, Program Director, Better Cotton Initiative
  • Ms. Vigga Svensson, Co-Founder, Vigga.US
  • Mr. Lon Negrin, CEO and President, Nano-Dye, Inc.

 

    Moderator:

  • Ms. Betsy Otto, Global Director, Water Program, WRI

    Welcome

  • Dr. Andrew Steer, President & CEO, WRI

    Speaker:

  • Mr. Sean Kidney, CEO and Co-founder, Climate Bonds Initiative

    Panellists:

  • Dr. Atiur Rahman, Governor, Central Bank of Bangladesh
  • Mr. Torgny Holmgren, Executive Director, Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI)
  • Mr. Christopher Knowles, Head of Division, Environment and Climate Change, Operations Directorate, European Investment Bank (EIB)

 

    Moderator:

  • Mr. Daniel Wiener, President of the Board, Global Infrastructure Basel Foundation

    Session Contributors:

  • Mr. Josué Tanaka, Managing Director, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
  • Mr. Torben Möger Pedersen, CEO, PensionDanmark
  • Ms. Marianne Fay, Chief Economist, Climate Change Vice Presidency, World Bank
  • Mr. Danni Hasan, COO, PT Nusantara Infrastructure Tbk
  • Ms. Sonia Medina, Acting Executive Director, Climate Change, Children's Investment Fund Foundation

 

    Moderator:

  • Ms. Cheryl Hicks, Team Leader – Sustainable Lifestyles, CSCP

    Panellist:

  • Mr. Michael Kuhndt, Director, CSCP
  • Mr. Peter Bakker, President, World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)
  • Dr. Hans Bruyninckx, Executive Director, European Environment Agency

    Key discussants

  • Mr. Ibrahim Thiaw, Deputy Executive Director, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
  • Mr. Joel Towers, Executive Dean, Parsons School of Design
  • Mr. Harry Hendriks, Executive Chairman Global Government & Public Affairs, Philips
  • Mr. Thomas Lingard, Global Advocacy Director, Unilever

 

    Welcome:

  • Ms. Eva Grambye, 3GF Special Envoy

Partner Representatives:


    SETI Alliance:

  • Ms. Jodie Roussell, Head of Public Affairs, Europe, Trina Solar AG
  • Mr. Peter C. Brun, Managing Director, SETI Alliance – Geneve

    Food Loss and Waste:

  • Ms. Liz Goodwin, CEO, WRAP
  • Mr. Craig Hanson, Global Director, Food, Forests, And Water Programs, World Resources Institute (WRI)

    Global Forest Watch:

  • Dr. Andrew Steer, President & CEO, World Resources Institute (WRI)

    Water Leakages Network:

  • Mr. Jakob Møller Nielsen, Head of Department, Danish Ministry of the Environment
  • Mr. Tao Bindslev, Vice President, Grundfos Group

    NISA:

  • Mr. Martin Porsgaard, Director, NISA
  • Mr. Robert Arendal, NISA Board Member, NISA - Nordic Initiative for Sustainable Aviation

    Industrial Symboisis

  • Mr. Peter Laybourn, Founder and Chief Executive, International Synergies Limited

    3GF

  • Ms. Katherine Madden, Partnership Consultant, 3GF
  • Ms. Carla Cecilia Greiber, Head of Section, 3GF

 

09.15 - 09.45

Break

09.45 - 11.00

Plenary: Facing the Consumer/Citizen - Transforming our Consumption Patterns (Room III)

The transition to societies that support more sustainable lifestyles - living well within one planet - will be the challenge and opportunity of the next decade and dependent of political choices, industry choices, consumer choices, and investment choices.  Demand from the new emerging middle class is expected to grow from US$ 21 trillion today to US$ 56 trillion in 2030. The power of brands and governments to influence consumer trends and societal norms has remained largely unleashed when it comes to moving sustainable consumption and lifestyles from the niche to the mainstream.   Many new solutions are needed to help consumers to achieve sustainable levels of material use in their current lifestyle patterns - in policy, business models, infrastructure, products, services, and investment.  This session will explore visions of future societies that support more sustainable lifestyles and consumption; will share promising and successful examples of sustainable consumption that could be scaled up and leveraged; and will seek to highlight the framework conditions that business, governments and civil society organisations will need to enable in partnership. 

Moderator:

  • Mr. Peter Bakker, President, World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)

Key note speaker:

  • H.E. Ms. Helle Thorning-Schmidt, Prime Minster, Denmark
  • H.E. Mr. John Dramani Mahama, President, Ghana

Panellists:

  • Mr. Harry Hendriks, Executive Chairman Global Government & Public Affairs, Philips
  • Ms. Yolanda Kakabadse, President, WWF International
  • Mr. Ibrahim Thiaw, Deputy Executive Director, UNEP
  • Ms. Sanda Ojiambo, Head of Corporate Responsibility, Safaricom Limited

11.00 - 11.45

Break                                 Copenhagen Competition Award Ceremony  (Room III)

11.45 -13.15

Partnership Sessions: Launch or Leverage 

(lunch will be served in sessions)

Parallel sessions with a focus on leveraging or launching specific public-private partnerships for green growth.

    Moderator

  • Dr. Martin Lowery, Executive Vice President, Member and Association Relations, National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA)

    Welcome:

  • Mr. Edward Mungai, CEO, Kenya Climate Innovation Center

   Key speakers

  • Ms. Maritje Hutapea, Director for Energy conservation, New and Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation (NREEC), Ministry of Energy & Mineral Resources, Indonesia
  • Eng. Joseph Njoroge, Principal Secretary, Ministry of Energy and Petroleum, Kenya

    Session contributors

  • Mr. Balthasar Klimbie, VP, Alliance for Rural Electrification
  • Mr. Dolf Gielen, Director, Innovation and Technology Centre, IRENA
  • Mr. Rohit Khanna, Program Manager, Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP), World Bank
  • Mr. Pasi Hellman, Director, Nordic Development Fund
  • Mr. Christopher Sorensen, Head of Corporate Development and Strategic Partnerships, Masdar
  • Mr. Alfonso L. Vazquez Caro, Vice President, New Segments & Innovation, Vestas
  • Ms. Jodie Roussell, Head of Public Affairs, Europe, Trina Solar AG

 

    Moderator:

  • Mr. Jason Kibbey, CEO, Sustainable Apparel Coalition
  • Mr. Dan Rees, Director, Better Work

    Panellists:

  • H.E. Mogens Jensen, Minister for Trade and Development Cooperation, Denmark
  • H.E. Hong Ha Tran, Vice Minister of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE)
  • Mr. David Love, Chief Supply Chain Officer, Levi Strauss & Co.
  • Ms. Mary Porter Peschka, Acting Director, Advisory Services, International Finance Corporation (IFC)
  • Dr. Joost Oorthuizen, Executive Director, The Sustainable Trade Initiative (IDH)
  • Mr Sanjeev Bahl, President, Saitex International
  • Mr. Christiaan Rebergen, Deputy Director-General, International Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Netherlands

 

    Moderator:

  • Dr. Andrew Steer, President & CEO, World Resources Institute

    Speakers:

  • H.E. Hailemariam Dessalegn, Prime Minister, The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia
  • Ms. Wanjira Mathai, Chair of the Board, Green Belt Movement and Member of the Global Restoration Council

    Panellists:

  • H.E. Judi Wakhungu, Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Water and Natural Resources, Republic of Kenya
  • Mr. Pablo Abba Vieira Samper, Vice Minister of Environment, Colombia
  • Mr. Naoko Ishii, CEO and Chairperson of the GEF, Global Environment Facility (GEF)
  • Prof. Tony Simons, Director-General, World AgroForestry Centre
  • Ms. Sanda Ojiambo, Head of Corporate Responsibility, Safaricom Limited

 

   Moderator:

  • Mr. Gary Cohen, President, Health Care Without Harm,

    Panellists:

  • H.E. Kirsten Brosbøl, Minister for the Environment, Denmark
  • Mr. Scott Vaughan, President and CEO, International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)
  • Mr. Jens Wandel, Assistant Secretary-General, Director of Bureau of Management, UNDP
  • Mr. Harry Hendriks, Executive Chairman Global Government & Public Affairs, Philips
  • Ms. Susanne Stormer, Chief Sustainability Officer, Novo Nordisk A/S
  • Mr. Peter  Buch-Skals,  Senior Environment, Health and Safety Specialist, Coloplast
  •  
    • Power System Transformation (Room IV)
      Lead: WRI, 21st Century Power Partnership (21CPP) & Danish Ministry of Climate, Energy and Building & CNREC

    Moderator:

  • Mr. Karim Dahou, Deputy Director, OECD Investment Division

    Panellists:

  • H.E. Rasmus Helveg Petersen, Minister of Climate, Energy and Buildings, Government of Denmark
  • Mr. Gao Hu, Deputy Director General, CNREC
  • Mr. Giles Dickson, Vice President, Global Public Affairs, Alstom
  • Mr. Doug Arent, Executive director of Joint Institute for Strategic Energy Analysis, 21st Century Power Partnership (21CPP)
  • Mr Efraín Villanueva Arcos, Director General of Sustainability, Secretary of Energy of Mexico (SENER)
  • Mr. Zhang Wei, Vice President & Deputy Director, State Grid Energy Research Institute, China

 

    Moderator:

  • Dr. Rachel Lombardi, Director of Business Development, International Synergies Ltd.

    Panellist:

  • H.E. Julius Debrah, Minister for Local Government and Rural Development, Republic of Ghana
  • Mr. Hastings Chikoko, Regional Director for Africa, C40
  • Mr. William Stanley-Owusu, CEO, J. Stanley-Owusu Group
  • Mr Benny Mai, Director, CEO New Bio Solutions Co., Ltd., China, DONG Energy
  • Mr. Iftekhar Enayetullah, Co-Founder and Director, Waste Concern
  • H.E. Eisa Saif Al Qubaisi, General Manager, Tadweer (The Center of Waste Management), Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • Thomas Budde Christensen. Head of METRIK, Roskilde Universitet
  • Eng. Aisha Mohamed Al Abdooli, Green Growth Department, Ministry of Environment and Water, UAE

13.15 - 13.30

Tea/Coffee

13.30 - 14.30

Learning Sessions (Parallel Sessions)

Learning sessions highlighting the green growth strategies of leading countries and cities. They will be explained and explored through the eyes of their respective political leadership, financial institutions, experts and leading business voices.

    Moderator:

  • Mr. Carsten Staur, Ambassador, Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of Denmark to the UN in Geneva

    Panellists:

  • H.E. Dr. John Dramani Mahama, President, Republic of Ghana
  • H.E. Hailemariam Dessalegn, Prime Minister, The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia
  • H.E. Mogens Jensen, Minister for International Trade and Cooperation, Denmark
  • Mr. Vimal Shah, Chairman, Kenya Private Sector Alliance / Bidco Oil Refineries
  • Dr. Ibrahim Togola, Nyetaa G.
  • Mr. Jais Valeur, Executive Vice President, Arla Foods

 

    Moderator:

  • Mr. Shi Lishan,  Deputy Director General, China’s National Energy Administration (NEA)

    Speakers:

  • Mr. Gao Hu, Deputy Director General, CNREC
  • Mr. Wang Zhongying, Director-General, CNREC
  • Mr. Dolf Gielen,  Director, International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)

 

In Conversation (Parallel Sessions)

These parallel sessions will provide a unique opportunity to engage directly in dialogue with a high-level business or political leader. Discussants will “step off stage” in pairs, and being probed by a moderator, on their role, experience and strategies for advancing green growth through public-private collaboration.  

     Moderator:

  • Dr. Andrew Steer, President & CEO, World Resources Institute

    Panellists:

  • H.E. Felipe Calderón, Chair of the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate
  • H.E. Hakima El Haite Minister for Environment, Morocco
  • H.E. Kirsten Brosbøl, Minister for the Environment, Denmark 
  • Sir Suma Chakrabati, President, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

 

Moderator:

  • Mr. Giles Dickson, Vice President, Global Public Affairs, Alstom

Lead discussants:

  • Dr. Bindu N. Lohani, Vice President, Asian Development Bank
  • Dr. Juan Carlos Belausteguigoitia Rius, Executive Director, Centro Mario Molina, Mexico
  • Dr. Karsten Sach, Deputy Director-General, International Cooperation, BMU, Germany

 

14.30 - 15.00

Break

15.00 - 16.30

Plenary: Transforming our Economic Growth Paths (Room III)

The New Climate Economy report is now out and illustrates that countries at all income levels have significant opportunities to improve economic and climate performance.  The report sends a strong, clear signal that the world economy poised to follow a low-carbon direction that would reduce uncertainty for investor, businesses, farmers and consumers and so reduce the transitional costs of change. Taking a long-term approach can reduce investor risks without harming performance.

Finance is moving, although still hesitantly, often led by the world’s policy-guided banks. Institutional investors, stewards of some of the trillions of private dollars, yuan and euro are readying for the shift that lies ahead, as evidenced by the Global Investor Statement.  Still, our ambition has to rise beyond pricing carbon and the smart use of public finance to overcome the bottlenecks currently embedded in financial markets. A blend of national self-interest and collaborative action is required, only this time involving actors from across the financial system, economy and investment value chain.
This session will explore collaborative solutions to current bottlenecks and new evidence of progress on the transition to green growth with global financial system actors with a focus on the role that each actor has to play in enabling the changes needed to ensure a more efficient and effective allocation of capital towards green growth solutions.

Moderator:

  • Mr. Yvo de Boer, Director-General, Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI)

Key note:

  • H.E. Felipe Calderón, Chair of the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate

Panellists:

  • Sir Suma Chakrabarti, President, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
  • Dr. Bindu N. Lohani, Vice-President, Asian Development Bank (ADB)
  • Mr. Torben Möger Pedersen, CEO, PensionDanmark
  • Dr. Naoko Ishii, CEO and Chairperson of the Global Environment Facility (GEF)
  • Dr. Atiur Rahman, Governor, Central Bank of Bangladesh
  • Mr. Daniel Wiener, President of the Board, Global Infrastructure Basel Foundation

 

16.30

Closing remarks  - by the Danish Minister for Foreign Affairs, H.E. Martin Lidegaard (Room III)