BINGO Day Logo (web)

Follow us on Twitter: #COP19BINGODay

"High growth with low emissions: synergies for global impact"

Friday, 15 November 2013

National Stadium, Room Torun

No further registration required, the BINGO Day is open to all registered participants.

> Download BINGO Day Agenda (PDF)


  • Provide constructive policy input from business to the UNFCCC process.
  • Demonstrate the private sector's commitment and contribution to delivering market-based solutions to climate change.
  • Share expertise and best practices in technology cooperation, development and deployment, low emissions financing and research and development.

Welcome (10:30 - 10:40)

Kersten-Karl Barth, ICC Chair Commission on Environment and Energy

Opening (10:40 - 11:20)

What are the challenges in moving towards a comprehensive global agreement in 2015? What is the role for the private sector in tackling climate change?

  • Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary, UNFCCC
  • Beata Jaczewska, Vice Minister, Ministry of Environment, Poland

Unleashing the potential for technology cooperation: challenges for efficient implementation (11:30 - 13:00)
The high-level experts in the ICC session will explore innovative solutions to create an enabling framework for low emissions technology diffusion. The panel will identify avenues of cooperation to decarbonise energy mixes & build sustainable infrastructure, while stressing the role of the UNFCCC as a catalyst.


  • Kersten-Karl Barth, Chair, ICC Commission on Environment and Energy, and Sustainability Director, Siemens
  • Izabela Kiechlowska, Energy Policy & Government Affairs Director Central & Eastern Europe, GE
  • Lou Leonard, Vice President, Climate Change, WWF International
  • Antonio Pflueger, Chair of the TEC
  • Paul Watkinson, Head of climate negotiation team, Government of France
  • James Wilde, Director of Innovation & Policy, Carbon Trust

Moderator: Carlos Busquets, Deputy Director, Policy and Business Practices, International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)

International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)
Ms. Andrea Bacher

Supporting Documents:

> ICC business perspective on climate change negotiations: Competitiveness - Opportunity - Partnership

> Climate business actions - Best practice examples

The GCF, to boldly go where no investor has gone before? (13:15 - 14:45)
High-level panel discussion focussed on the role of GCF in catalysing investment into clean energy by facilitating the deployment of capital at the scale and in the direction required to stay inside 2 degrees.


  • Philippe Joubert, WBCSD
  • Miles Austin, CMIA


  • Hela Cheikhrouhou, Executive Director, Green Climate Fund (GCF) (invited)
  • Zaheer Faki, Head, International Relations and Governance, Department of Environmental Affairs, South Africa (invited)
  • Geof Sinclair, Standard Bank
  • Katrin Enting, Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW)
  • Vikram Widge, Head, Climate Finance & Policy, IFC
  • Giles Dickson, Vice President Environmental Policy and Global Advocacy, Alstom
  • Dr Jeanne Ng, Director, Group Environmental Affairs, CLP Holdings

World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)
Ms. Barbara Black

Climate Markets and Investment Association Limited (CMIA)
Mr. Miles Austin

The Energy Trilemma - What is needed to balance the energy challenges? (15:00 - 16:30)
The World Energy Council assesses sustainability against the three objectives of energy security, energy equity (or affordability of and access to energy) and environmental sustainability. Meeting these challenges simultaneously is what WEC calls the "energy trilemma". To identify the necessary policies and regulation, industry actions, and barriers to the development of secure, affordable, and environmentally sustainable energy systems in the past 2 years WEC interviewed over 100 public and private stakeholders. As a result of these discussion WEC published the "World Energy Trilemma: Time to get real - the agenda for change." The report builds on the broad agreement among public and private energy leaders on how to tackle the energy trilemma and sets out 10 agreed areas for energy leaders to focus policies and resources on, to capture the opportunities and meet the needs of citizens and consumers.

Discussion leaders:

  • Diana McQueen, Minister of Environment and Sustainable Resource Development, Alberta, Canada
  • Giles Dickson, Vice President, Environmental Policies and Global Advocacy, Alstom S.A., France
  • Juan Alario, Associate Director, Head of Division Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Projects Directorate, European Investment Bank, Luxembourg
  • Paul Simpson, Chief Executive Officer, Carbon Disclosure Project, United Kingdom
  • Henning Wuester, Senior Manager, Green Climate Fund , Germany

Moderator: Joan MacNaughton, CB, Executive Chair, World Energy Trilemma, WEC, UK

World Energy Council (WEC)

Ms. Monique Tsang

An Integrated Approach to Mitigation, Adaptation and Resilience in the Built Environment (16:45 - 18:15)
As the frequency and intensity of extreme weather events increases, governments must ensure the resilience of their buildings and infrastructure. Strategic decisions to promote sustainability in the building and energy sectors will deliver vital environmental, financial and human health co-benefits.


  • Nanette Lockwood, Global Director, Product Advocacy, Center for Energy Efficiency and Sustainability, Ingersoll Rand
  • Jennifer Layke, Executive Director, Institute for Building Efficiency, Johnson Controls
  • Kate Offringa, President and CEO, North American Insulation Manufacturers Association
  • Maggie Comstock, LEED AP, Policy Analyst, Advocacy and Public Policy, U.S. Green Building Council
  • Lisa Jacobson, President, Business Council for Sustainable Energy

U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)
Ms. Margaret Comstock

Business Council for Sustainable Energy (BCSE)
Ms. Lisa Jacobson

Adapting to climate risks in the energy sector (18:30 - 20:00)

The energy industry is increasingly aware of the need to protect its people, operations and assets from climate damage, in addition to reducing GHG emissions. This session on adaptation will describe how risk management in the energy sector is beginning to integrate climate risk identification and resiliency approaches to form adaptation strategies.


  • Arthur Lee, Chevron
  • David Hone, Shell
  • Dan Chartier, Edison Electric Institute
  • Claude Nahon, EDF
IPIECA - the global oil and gas industry association for environmental and social issues
Mr. Robert Siveter

Perspectives on climate resilience: Revisiting the social role of insurance (20:15 - 21:45)
Goal: To provide broader direction for 2015 policy pathways towards climate resilience.

Amidst escalating climate impacts across the globe and depleting public resources to manage associated losses, it is prudent and timely to revisit the social role and value of insurance. Given the IPCC's recommendations to include risk transfer and insurance-related approaches for climate-resilient development (IPCC SREX, 2012), both public and private actors need to engage in a broader societal discussion about the use of insurance and the role of the global insurance industry in partnership with governments in fostering climate and disaster resilient development pathways.

During the MCII side event, experts will showcase latest resilience- and risk transfer innovations in SIDS & Africa with the aim to inform the discussions around Loss & Damage and Adaptation at COP-19 by presenting relevant input on

(i) The co-benefits of insurance in the context of risk management;

(ii) Examples of institutional set-ups from regional contexts including Africa & SIDS;

(iii) How both, the insurance industry and the public sector can work together on making decisions that support climate resilient pathways.


  • Christoph Bals (MCII Vice-Chair, Germanwatch)
  • Susan Gille (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit, GIZ)
  • Representative of the Jamaican Delegation
  • Tosi Mpanu-Mpanu (ARC)
  • Richard Choularton (World Food Programme, WFP)
  • Norbert Gorißen (International Climate Initiative of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, BMU)
  • (tbc) Remco Fischer (UNEP-FI)

Munich Climate Insurance Initiative (MCII)
Ms. Koko Warner

Supporting Documents:

> MCII Policy Brief

> MCII Caribbean project

Closing (21:45-21:50)

BINGO Day Media Partner

Responding to Climate Change (RTCC)

More information on BINGO

Find more information about Business and Industry (BINGO) Coordination here.

If you would like to join the BINGO distribution list, please register here.

ICC Supported Events

WGES Dubai Logo

WGES Dubai 2014

ICC is a supporting organization of the World Green Economy Summit (WGES), the first green summit in the Middle East and North Africa region. Read more

Barcelona Carbon Expo

Carbon Expo 2014

ICC is the supporting organization of the Carbon Expo 2014 - the world's largest and most comprehensive Trade Fair & Summit for information, networking building, and discussion on Climate and... Read more

WCS Climate Solutions logo

Climate Solutions 2013 - UNFCCC COP19

ICC partners with The World Climate Summit on The Road to Paris on 17 November. This day will focus on providing key public and private sector solutions and a business process to complement a Global... Read more

Climate Action for Sustainable Development Logo

Sustainable Innovation Forum 2013

ICC is a supporting partner of the Sustainable Innovation Forum 2013, organised by Climate Action and UNEP. The event is a pivotal business forum taking place alongside the UNFCCC COP process which... Read more

Vienna Energy Forum

Vienna Energy Forum 2013

ICC is a supporting partner of the Vienna Energy Forum, a biennial event that has over time established itself as a leading forum for policymakers, thought leaders and practitioners to address issues... Read more

Related news