Throughout the day, business will
demonstrate its commitment to low-carbon economic growth, provide business
perspectives on diverse on-going activities around decarbonization and discuss the opportunities and
challenges for scaling-up actions. Business Day will look ahead at the business
perspective on diversifying the energy mix by 2050 in the framework of global
green growth, and the essential drivers to keep moving towards a global
low-carbon economy. The afternoon will feature a special focus on the
opportunities for green growth in the Middle East.
At Doha, where the beginnings of a post 2020
agreement are being sown, it is important to keep up the momentum for climate
action as an integral part of business strategy and country planning. New
technologies, processes, and services are being developed daily while
negotiations continue. Decisions made and signals given at Doha will affect the
appetite for bold business action in different sectors and different regions.
The event will provide a nexus for
business leaders, government officials and others in the climate community to
maintain a call for action and to provide momentum towards solutions and
partnerships, to counter the climate dilemma.
A variety of activities including
presentations, panels and high-level dialogues and
launches of new initiatives relating to action on climate will take place
during the day, focused on international aspects of the energy and climate
The ICC, in partnership with Qatar Chamber of
Commerce and Industry, has launched the ICC Business World Trade Agenda (WTA)
to inject private sector leadership into helping set a multilateral trade policy
agenda for the 21st century. Trade liberalization is essential in the
diffusion and deployment of greener and climate-friendly technologies,
particularly to developing countries. The WTA makes concrete recommendations
for progress in lowering trade barriers to environmental goods and services.
World Business Council for Sustainable Development
Yvo de Boer, Special Global Advisor,
KPMG Global Climate Change and Sustainability Services
General, International Chamber of Commerce
Secretary, UN Framework Convention on Climate Change
of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, Saudi Arabia
International Chamber of Commerce in Qatar
speakers include leaders from: Alstom, BMW, CLP, Eskom, International Energy
Agency, Novozymes, Oxfam, Philips Lighting, Shell, the World Bank and others.
the full programme and list of speakers.
Media are warmly
invited to attend.
When: Monday, 3 December 2012
Where: Diplomatic Club, Doha, click here for address
How: Interested participants will need to
Capacity is limited and registration will be on a first-come, first-served
basis. Accredited media can attend for free.
|9.00 – 9.40 ||Opening Remarks and Welcome|
|9:40 – 9:50 ||Launch of the GEI: Shifting the balance of the energy mix for 2050 |
|9:55 – 10:30 ||Science around GHG and the Carbon Cycle |
|10:30 – 11:15 ||Forging a Pathway |
|11:35– 12:20 ||Doha Debate:How to keep the lights on and a cool climate |
|12:45 – 13:00 ||Announcement of the Low-Carbon Technology Roadmap for the Indian Cement industry|
National industry actions towards a low-carbon economy
New Paradigms in the Middle East
|14:30 – 15:00 ||Setting the Scene: Ensuring Innovative Growth in the Middle East |
|15:15 – 16:00 ||Long-term Visions for Economic Growth Opportunities in the Middle East |
|16:45 – 17:30 ||Innovative Business Models in the Middle East |
|17:30 – 18:00 ||Closing Ceremony|
|18:00 – 18:10 ||Launch of the Green Growth Initiative – The ICC World Trade Agenda|
NB: Registration for the Doha Global Business
Day does not replace registration for the official United Nations Climate
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about ICC’s activities visit the ICC Energy and Environment Commission