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3GF 2015-2016 Programme

See below the programme for the 3GF 2015-16 pre-meeting.

Moderator of the 3GF 2015-16 Pre-meeting:
Ms. Lynette Thorstensen, Owner and Director, International Sustainability Consulting

Tuesday October 20th


Tea/coffee and registration  


Setting the scene for 3GF2015-2016 (Room lll)

Recent Developments and Perspectives

  • Mr. Geert Aagaard Andersen, Ambassador and Head of 3GF Secretariat 

3GF - The Role of Partnerships

  • Ms. Lisbeth Jespersen, Deputy Head of 3GF Secretariat


Climate and Sustainable Development Goals in the context of 3GF and partnerships (Room lll)

Engaging the private sector in delivering on sustainability and climate goals. Relations to collaborative partnerships in a 3GF context

  • Moderator:
    Ms. Kitty van der Heijden, Director of Europe, World Ressources Institute (WRI)


  • Contry representatives:
    Ms. Nguyen Thi Minh Nguyet, Deputy Head, Multilateral Cooperation Division, Vietnam Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment


  • Private sector representatives:
    Ms. Alison Cairns, Advocacy Director, Unilever
    Mr. Martin Bratt, Partner, McKinsey & Company


  • Partnerships:
    SDG Champions to be presented by Mr. Craig Hanson, Director, World Resources Institute (WRI)


10.15- 10.45



Welcoming Remarks (Room lll)

  • Mr. Kristian Jensen, Danish Minister of Foreign Affairs
11.00-12.00 Networking
12.00-13.30  Lunch

Interactive Session on Individual Partnership Tracks

Interactive experts and peer review of collaborative strategic partnerships in smaller groups 

Group 1 (Session Room F):

    Mr. Lau Blaxekjær, Postdoc, University of Faroe Islands


    Mr. Rasoul D Mikkelsen, Director, Strategic Partnerships, Grundfos    
    Mr. Patrick Obath, Private Sector Representative, Kenya
    Mr. Gerard Bos, Director, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)


    Unlock Financial Flows for Restoration
The partnership aims to develop a "toolbox" to address financing for restoration and design a portfolio of financing mechanisms that will unlock $1B in grants, loans, equity investments and guarantees.

    Innovation and New Business Models for Sustainable Lifestyles
A partnership to enable sustainable lifestyles through testing and upscaling new business models with a focus on public-private partnerships at country level.

    Integrated Waste Management System
Partnership to unlock value in the waste management and recycling supply chain through demonstration sites, best practice roadmaps and creating an enabling environment.

Group 2 (Session Room A):

    Mr. Oliver Greenfield, Convenor, Green Economy Coalition

    Dr. Wilson Songa, Principal Secretary & Chair, Green Growth Coordination Secreteriat, Kenya
    Ms. Signe B. Jensen, Global Head of Sustainability, Maersk Line
    Mr. Jens-Christian Stougaard, Director, PensionDenmark
    Ms. Katrin Lichtenberg, Head of Water and Energy Cluster, UNOPS  


    Food Waste and Loss Protocol
Multi stakeholder process to develop the global standard for measuring food loss and waste in a consistent, credible and transparent manner.

    Landscapes for People, Food and Nature Initiative
An international collaborative initiative of knowledge sharing, dialogue and action to support integrated landscape management in order to achieve three simultaneous goals: improved food production, ecosystem conservation, and sustainable livelihoods.

Group 3 (Session Room lV):

    Mr. Sofus Midtgaard, Managing Partner, Leader Lab

    Ms. Nguyen Thi Minh Nguyet, Deputy Head, Multilateral Cooperation Division, Vietnam
    Ms. Carol Kariuki, CEO, KEPSA
    Mr. Søren Kofoed, Director and Senior Partner, Nobel Sustainability Trust
    Ms. Kathrine Richardson, Professor, Copenhagen University


    Public Procurement and Eco-Innovation in the Health Sector
Aims to encourage governments to adopt sustainable and green public procurement pratices in the health care sectors, potentially through a green protocol.

    Power System Transformation
Enabling the development of reliable, efficient, and affordable electricity systems while minimizing health and climate impacts through best practice and knowledge sharing.

    Race to the Top
Partnership to create a "race to the top" with a sustainable system of apparel characterized by measurable progress both in environmental performance and the well-being of workers.

15.00-15.30    Tea/coffee

Good Practice (Room lll)

Interactive discussion on good practice to succeed with collaborative strategic public-private partnerships

  • Moderator:
    Mr. Gerard Bos, Director, International Union of Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
  •  Keynote:
     Mr. Carsten Greve, Professor, Copenhagen Business School

  • Partnerships:
    SETI Alliance, Mr. Peter Brun, Managing Director
    Food Waste and Loss Protocol, Mr. Craig Hanson, Director, World Resources Institute (WRI)
  • 3GF:
    Emerging lessons from 3GF partners, Mr. Dave Prescott, Consultant, 3GF


Reception (Room B)

  • Key note speaker:
    Ms. Ilsabe von Campenhausen, Senior Manager, BMW Foundation


Wednesday October 21st


Tea/coffee and registration  


Financing Green Growth (Room lll)

New challenges and opportunities. Broadening and deepening the financial platform. What does it take?

    Ms. Mary Porter Peschka, Director, International Finance Corporation (IFC)  

    Panel Attendees:
    Mr. Torben Möger Pedersen, CEO, PensionDanmark
    Mr. Sean Kidney, CEO, Climate Bonds Initiative
    Mr. Josh Alpert, Chief of Staff, Portland Municipality, USA
    Mr. Jacob Klingemann, Vice President, Climate Investments, Investment Fund for Developing Countries (IFU)

10.30- 11.00



Interactive Sessions on Individual Partnership Tracks 

Interactive experts and peer review of collaborative strategic partnerships in smaller groups

Group 1 (Session Room A):

   Mr. Verner Kristiansen, Consultant, 3GF

    Dr. Wilson Songa, Principal Secretary & Chair, Green Growth Coordination Secretariat, Kenya
    Ms. Carol Kariuki, CEO, KEPSA
    Mr. Benjamin Simmons, Head, Green Growth Knowledge Platform  


    Urban Water Leakages /phase 2
Tackles non-revenue water (NRW) and the challenge of water losses and resulting revenue losses in an urbanizing Africa.  

    Global Forest Watch
A near real-time forest monitoring system that unites satellite technology, data sharing, and human networks around the world to fight deforestation.  

    Scaling Off-Grid Energy Solutions
Works to accelerate and scale up off-grid solutions in Africa, providing access to high quality, clean and cost effective electricity systems to those in rural and isolated areas.

Group 2 (Session Room lV):

    Mr. Lau Blaxekjær, Postdoc, University of Faroe Islands

    Ms. Signe B. Jensen, Global Head of Sustainability, Maersk Line
    Ms. Kathrine Richardson, Professor, Copenhagen University
    Mr. Andrew Tan, Executive, Singapore
    Mr. Rasoul Mikkelsen, Director, Strategic Partnerships, Grundfos   


    2030 WRG
A platform to engage in fact-based, analytical approaches and coalition building initiatives that help governments to catalyse sustainable water sector transformations.

    Green Growth and Liveability
A platform that shows how integrated city planning, cross sector collaboration and partnerships can drive green growth and more healthy and liveable cities.

    Competitive Advantage of Sustainable Infrastructure
A partnership designed to promote and implement resiliency and sustainability in infrastructure and what is the role of investors in developing resilient infrastructure funds.


Group 3 (Session Room F):

    Ms. Lynette Thorstensen, Owner and Director, International Sustainability Consulting

    Ms. Nguyen Thi Minh Nguyet, Deputy Head, Multilateral Cooperation Division, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Vietnam
    Mr. Patrick Obath, Private Sector Representative, Kenya
    Mr. Gerard Bos, Director, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)


    SETI Alliance
The SETI Alliance brings together governments and businesses to work constructively towards green trade liberalization and lowering barriers to trade in clean energy goods and open markets.

    Water Funds
Working to scale up financing systems designed to support the maintenance of clean water sources, enhance natural ecosystems, and support community economic development.

12.30-14.00  Lunch

Scaling Green Growth Partnerships (Room lll) 

Interactive discussion on different approaches to scaling green growth partnerships

  • Moderator:
    Mr. Oliver Greenfield, Convenor, Green Economy Coalition
  • Key-note speaker:
    Ms. Stephanie Draper, Deputy CEO and Executive Director Asia Pacific, Forum for the Future
    • Partnerships:

      2030Water Resources Management, Mr. Anders Berntell, Executive Director, International Finance Corporation (IFC)

      Water Funds, Mr. Hugo Contreras, Director of Water Security for the LAC, The Nature Conservacy (TNC)

      Global Forest Watch, Nigel Sizer, Global Director, World Resources Institute (WRI)

    • 3GF:
      Increasing the Impact of 3GF Partnerships, Dave Prescott, Consultant, 3GF

    Changing Course - The Green Transformation (Room lll)

    • Key-note speaker:
      Mr. Jarl Krausing, International Director, Concito (tbc)

    Closing Remarks (Room lll)

    • Mr. Geert Aagaard Andersen, Ambassador and Head of 3GF Secretariat