ADVISORY: WRI Hosts Panels on Business Strategies, Climate Change and Green Economy at Rio+20
June 16, 2012
The World Resources Institute (WRI) will host a series of panel discussions, featuring leaders in business, government and civil society, that will focus on how businesses can advance low-carbon and climate goals in the context of Rio+20.
The three panels will take place on Sunday, June 17, from 1:30 – 6:00 p.m. BRT, at Copacabana Fort in Rio de Janeiro.
Topics include: moving forward with “next practices” in business strategy, developing clean technology policies, and measuring and managing greenhouse gas emissions.
Note: The third panel will include a major announcement by the British Ambassador to Brazil about a new project to manage Brazil’s agriculture sector emissions.
Panel #1 (2:00 – 3:15 p.m.) Peter Madden, CEO, Forum for the Future Kersten-Karl Barth, Director, Sustainability, Siemens Robert ter Kuile, Senior Director Environmental Sustainability – Global Public Policy, PepsiCo Andrew Hobday, Chief Sustainability Officer, Mars Jennifer Morgan, Director, Climate and Energy Program, WRI
Panel #2 (3:30 – 5:00 p.m.) Jochen Flasbarth, President, German Federal Environment Agency Michael Liebreich, Chief Executive Officer, Bloomberg New Energy Finance Dr. Emilio La Rovere, Head of the Center for Integrated Studies on Climate Change and the Environment at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and Chief Scientific Advisor to CDKN, Brazil I.H. Reham, Director, Social Transformation, The Energy and Resources Institute, India Priya Barua, Research Fellow, WRI
Panel #3 (5:00 – 6:00) Carlos Klink, Brazilian National Secretary on Climate Change and Environmental Quality Alan Charlton, British Ambassador to Brazil Wee Kean Fong, GHG Protocol, WRI Kaleigh Robinson, GHG Protocol, WRI
Espaço das Ideias Circulantes
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Sunday, June 17, 2012;
1:30 – 6:00 p.m. BRT
Read a blog post by Jennifer Morgan on climate change and Rio+20.
To schedule interviews, please contact: Michael Oko; Tel. (local cell): + 55 21 81 710258; email@example.com