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Creating engagement between key, global stakeholders
Climate Change is still and will continue to be, at least for the foreseeable future the greatest challenge of our time and we need to address this from a political, environmental, social and business perspective. The Qatar summit in Doha (COP18), set a platform and namely, the extension of the Kyoto Protocol to 2020, this is a positive step along the road to global action and legislation.
All stakeholders need to ensure that we reach, sooner rather than later, a binding legal global agreement. The UNFCCC and the G20 will play a key role in the success of this important challenge.
CLIMATE CHANGE The New Economy will be published in November 2013, to coincide with the 19th Conference of Parties – hosted by Poland and presided over by the Executive Secretary of the UNFCCC, Christiana Figueres.
CLIMATE CHANGE The New Economy is uniquely positioned to be the definitive information and reference source on climate change and will set out the agenda for governments, NGOs, corporate business leaders and their advisors. Our aim is to deliver the best thought leadership and international positions and analysis to counter the devastating effects of global warming and to help ensure we reach a globally binding legal climate agreement.
CLIMATE CHANGE The New Economy is an ambitious publishing initiative which will bring further clarity and purpose to the critical climate debate. It will create a platform for governments, corporate business leaders and their advisors to work together in order to ensure a legal binding agreement at the COP19 in Warsaw, Poland.
We all agree that we need to move beyond the success of COP18 and establish a stronger global commitment to achieve the appropriate international climate deal. CLIMATE CHANGE The New Economy will be working with all the key stakeholders from now until November 2012 to set the tone for a successful outcome during the COP19 process by bringing together all the key players to have their say on the key issues, challenges and structures that are needed for success today and beyond Warsaw.
The introduction will be written by Donald Tusk, the Prime Minister of Poland (Invited), the welcome by the Minister of Environment Marcin Korolec (Invited) and with the foreword by Christiana Figueres, The Executive Secretary of The UNFCCC (Invited), ensures that this will truly be an historical publication and event.
CLIMATE CHANGE The New Economy will celebrate and sculpt the framework for global success by addressing the following issues:
- Helping governments and their agencies to create policy, leadership and understanding that will become the building blocks for everyone to work within.
- Working with business leaders to stimulate discussion with governments as well as new ideas and strategies that will be vital for their future success.
- Showcasing new technologies, key research and the latest scientific developments that will help to combat climate change.
- Evaluating economic risks and opportunities, new legislation and policy required as well as providing specialist advice to all stakeholders to work together to overcome the challenges a changing climate brings.
- Harmonising carbon management strategies (now and post-Kyoto).
- Addressing the global carbon markets, trading schemes and carbon reduction strategies. Looking at what still needs to be done to achieve success.
- Highlighting the urgent need for an enhanced action and international cooperation on adaptation. Adaptation policy is vital in a development context but it is also just as important to business success. As regulation and legislation is changing, do businesses really understand the key physical effects of climate change and which thresholds are affected? How will both the public and private sectors need to adapt their thinking, structures, and models within new and ever-changing parameters.
- Discuss the various financial mechanism to support projects, programmes, policies and other activities in developing countries related to mitigation. The role of reducing emission from deforestation and forest degradation and the need to enhance removals of greenhouse gas emission by forests.
- Looking at legal and insurance impacts of entering into climate change initiatives without taking the necessary advice.
- Overseeing infrastructure and energy requirements and how these will change as climate change affects traditional methods. Working with industry to develop new technologies and sustainable sources.
- Advocating Renewable Energy. How will micro-generation, feed-in tariffs and EPCs change businesses energy supply? What is needed by governments, energy suppliers and energy services companies to get more renewable schemes off the ground?
- Reviewing the financial markets. How will the lending and investment community influence business decisions, investments, valuations and share prices, especially under a global economic downturn.
- Educating and training that will influence future generations’ perceptions, ideas and way of life. This will include community and public awareness programmes to educate everyone to learn to live within a low-carbon society.
- Protecting the environment by working with businesses, international and local agencies and policy makers to achieve long-term success.
- Creating strategies for world-class sustainable development programmes.
- Assessing which sustainability strategies will have the best success rate.
- Debating impacts on water and food sources. How will climate change affect our basic necessities?
- Analysing border disputes in the developing world. What are the likely consequences and what actions are needed?