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Building a climate investment community

  • Date(s)
    17 November 2010
  • Time
    08.30 - 10.00 (light breakfast from 8)
  • Location
    SMF Boardroom, 11 Tufton Street, London SW1P
Building a climate investment community
The European Union’s new approach to climate negotiations?

Global Utmaning, the Stockholm-based thinktank, is proposing a new EU-led initiative to establish a Climate Investment Community. Since the UN cycle of international negotiations are unlikely to reach a legally binding global agreement on an emissions reduction strategy in the near future, the purpose of this community is to provide a new and innovative but also complementary approach to this issue. By making low-carbon technologies profitable and fossil fuels unprofitable, industry and big business would be provided with an incentive to invest in and lead on the greenhouse gas mitigation. The result will of such a community will be to maintain and reinforce the momentum towards the global agreement that is so desperately necessary.

Presentation:
Allan Larsson, chairman of the University of Lund, former Swedish Minister of Finance and senior climate adviser at the thinktank, Global Utmaning

Anders Wijkman, former MEP and a senior adviser to the Stockholm Environment Institute and Global Utmaning. He is also vice chairman of the Tällberg Foundation


Respondents:

Anthony Giddens
, former director of the LSE and author of The Politics of Climate Change

Michael Grubb, chair of the international research network Climate Strategies and senior research associate at Cambridge University

Chair: Roger Liddle, chair of Policy Network


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