Mon, Nov 13, 2017
 9:00am

Chairperson’s welcoming remarks
 9:00am - 9:05am, Nov 13


Nik Gowing

Welcome Address
 9:05am - 9:10am, Nov 13


Nick Henry
CEO, Climate Action

Opening Keynote Address : Achieving Measurable Global Action
 9:10am - 9:20am, Nov 13


Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum
Attorney-General and Minister for Economy,Public Enterprises,Civil Service & Communications, Fiji

Keynote Address
 9:20am - 9:30am, Nov 13

Bertrand Piccard
President of the World Alliance for Efficient Solutions, Explorer, Chairman of the Solar Impulse

High-Level Business Address: Sustainable Management; BMW Group’s contribution to
 9:30am - 9:40am, Nov 13

Sustainability: Key element in the BMW Group’s corporate strategy and basic requirement for
tomorrow’s individual mobility
BMW Group’s sustainability strategy supports the Sustainable Development Goals adopted by
the United Nations in autumn 2015.
The BMW Group adopts a holistic approach in the entire value-creation chain, this also applies
for our CO2-strategy.


Markus Duesmann
Board of Management Member for Purchasing and Supplier Network, BMW Group

Panel Discussion : Accelerating the Energy Transition
 9:40am - 10:40am, Nov 13

Fast-tracking the scale-up of renewable power

- Partnerships between Government, energy and technology companies to accelerate the deployment
of renewables and the transition to a low-carbon electricity system

- The ongoing role of subsidies for energy projects – are we at a tipping point?

- Are nuclear and carbon capture and storage needed in the mix?

- New finance instruments for renewable energy projects: how to gain access?

- Increasing commitments to renewable energy sourcing by local governments and corporations -
creative strategies for sourcing renewable energy beyond power purchase agreements and direct


Nik Gowing

Roseanna Cunningham
Cabinet Secretary, Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform, Scotland

Pekka Lundmark
President & CEO, Fortum

Jakob Askou Bøss
Senior Vice President of Corporate Strategy & Stakeholder Relations, Ørsted

Vidar Helgesen
Minister, Ministry of Climate & Environment, Norway

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Armin Schnettler
Senior Vice President Corporate Technology, Research in Energy and Electronics, Siemens AG

 10:00am

Climate Leader Address
 10:40am - 10:50am, Nov 13


Tom Steyer
Founder and President, NextGen America

Spotlight: The Energy Storage Revolution
 10:50am - 11:20am, Nov 13

- Understand how the changing energy sector business model is driving the need & value of energy

- Hear which innovative technologies are facilitating a seamless transition to a widely used energy
storage system

Albert Cheung
Head of Global Analysis, Bloomberg New Energy Finance


Cyrille Brisson
VP Marketing EMEA, Eaton

Chris Brown
Head of Core and Emerging Policy, Ofgem

Dr. Nina Skorupska CBE FEI
Chief Executive, Renewable Energy Association

 11:00am

Networking Break
 11:20am - 11:50am, Nov 13

Climate Leader Insight
 11:50am - 12:00pm, Nov 13


Christof Ehrhart
Executive Vice President Corporate Communications & Responsibility, Deutsche Post DHL Group

 12:00pm

Panel Discussion: Decarbonising the Transport Sector
 12:00pm - 12:35pm, Nov 13

New approaches for clean and efficient transport solutions

- Be the first to hear about the future of the electric vehicle advances in charging infrastructure,
vehicles, batteries and costs

- Understand national & city approaches to reducing transport emissions and air pollution
- Hear innovative business models and public incentivisation schemes for new mobility trends


Nik Gowing


Dr Thomas Becker
Leiter Politik und Aussenbeziehungen / Vice President Governmental and External Affairs, BMW

Philipp Rode
Executive Director, LSE Cities

George Heyman
Minister, Environment and Climate Change Strategy, British Columbia

Climate Leader Insight: Accelerating Clean Transportation Faster Than The Speed of Sound
 12:35pm - 12:45pm, Nov 13

- Hear from the winners of Elon Musk’s SpaceX 2017 competition to develop a superfast hyperloop
transport technology

- Compare the benefits of this transportation system of the future to other clean transport options

- Understand the timeline, safety aspects and potential of this concept


Tim Houter
Co-founder & CEO, Hardt hyperloop

Panel Discussion: Roadmap to a Sustainable Global Mobility System
 12:45pm - 1:15pm, Nov 13

- How to ensure systemic change to unleash the potential of digitalization and connectivity in the global
transport sector

- Improving efficiency and reducing emissions in heavy goods road transportation
- Where are we now in deploying cleaner modes of transport in aviation, shipping and rail?

- How can we incentivise low-emission mobility and new technologies deployment on a national and
global scale?


Paul Simons
Deputy Executive Director, IEA


Matt Rodriquez
Secretary, California Secretary for Environmental Protection

Paulus Tjakrawan Taningdjaja
Vice Chairperson, Indonesia Biofuels Producers Association (IBPA)

Karen Hamberg
Vice President, Strategy, Westport Innovations

 1:00pm

Networking Lunch
 1:15pm - 2:15pm, Nov 13

 2:00pm

Climate Leader Insight & Interview: The importance of the IPCC in achieving the goals of the
Paris Agreement and the SDGs
 2:15pm - 2:30pm, Nov 13


Dr. Hoesung Lee
Chair, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
Panel Discussion: Climate Smart Agriculture as a Systemic Response to Climate Change
 2:30pm - 3:30pm, Nov 13

- From farm to fork: How to combat current agri-practices that are intensifying climate change and
ensure long-term food security

- Understand how nations are using agriculture to adapt and build resilience to climate change

- Hear how promising innovative technologies are transforming every link in the food chain


Andrew Steer
President and CEO, World Resources Institute


Gemedo Dalle
Minister, Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Ethiopia

Naoko Ishii
CEO & Chairperson, Global Environment Facility (GEF)

Thoriq Ibrahim
Chair of the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS), Minister for Environment & Energy, Maldives

Carl Pendragon
CEO, SkyMining

 3:00pm

Climate Leader Insight
 3:30pm - 3:40pm, Nov 13


Erik Solheim
Executive Director, UN Environment
Clean Air Leader Address: Clean Air – Cities have both the problem and the solutions
 3:40pm - 3:50pm, Nov 13

- City issue: Oslo’s challenges with poor air quality

- City solutions: Oslo’s policy tools incentives, regulations, fees and other measures

- Global issue: Poor air quality is a challenge that is felt across cities around the globe. International
cooperation is crucial and Oslo has joined forces with cities like London and Paris to address this at the
global level.


Raymond Johansen
Governing Mayor, Oslo

Panel Discussion: Innovative Solutions for the International Clean Air Crisis
 3:50pm - 4:50pm, Nov 13

- Zeroing in on change: The role of zero carbon mass transit, freight and logistics in achieving clean air
in cities

- How big data and artificial intelligence are providing solutions in predicting pollution and supporting
decisions on emission reduction actions

- How to overcome the health and economic risks of air pollution with effective national and local
government policies


Dr. Maria Neira
Director, Public Health and the Environment Department, World Health Organisation


Davida Herzl
CEO, Aclima

Alejandro Agag
CEO, Formula E Holdings Ltd
Rodrigo Aguilar Benignos
International Affairs Adviser to the Governor, State of Jalisco, Mexico

Salvador Samitier
Director of the Catalan Climate Change Office, Catalonia, Spain

 4:00pm

Networking Break
 4:50pm - 5:20pm, Nov 13

 5:00pm

Climate Leader Insight
 5:20pm - 5:35pm, Nov 13


Elsa Patricia Galarza Contreras
Minister of Environment, Peru

Climate Leaders’ Address: Hydrogen - A global vision for scale
 5:35pm - 6:05pm, Nov 13

How hydrogen technologies can help meet climate goals, energy security and competitiveness targets
around the world. Industry leaders united in the “Hydrogen Council” coalition will jointly present their
vision for hydrogen’s role in supporting global sustainability efforts and unveil the world’s first
comprehensive roadmap for these innovative technologies


Bertrand Piccard
President of the World Alliance for Efficient Solutions, Explorer, Chairman of the Solar Impulse

Takeshi Uchiyamada
Chairman, Toyota
Woong-chul Yang
Vice Chairman, Hyundai

Prof. Aldo Belloni
CEO and Chairman, Linde

Anne Stevens
Non-executive Director, Anglo American

Bernd Heid
Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company

 6:00pm

Chairperson’s closing remarks
 6:00pm - 6:10pm, Nov 13


Nik Gowing

Evening Networking Drinks
 6:10pm - 7:30pm, Nov 13

Tue, Nov 14, 2017
 7:00am

Cities Breakfast Roundtable for Clean Air and Climate - invitation only
 7:45am - 9:00am, Nov 14

Participants include:

Erik Solheim
Executive Director, UN Environment
Ashok Sridharan
Mayor, City of Bonn

 9:00am

Chairperson’s welcoming remarks
 9:00am - 9:05am, Nov 14


Nik Gowing

Welcome Speech
 9:05am - 9:15am, Nov 14


Ashok Sridharan
Mayor, City of Bonn

Climate Leader Interview
 9:15am - 9:25am, Nov 14


Patrick Child
Chair of Mission Innovation Steering Committee, Deputy Director-General – DG Research and
Innovation (DG RTD), European Commission

Climate Leader’s Insight
 9:25am - 9:40am, Nov 14

Magnus Berntsson
President, Assembly of European Regions and of R20, Regions of Climate Action

Keynote Speech: Mapping the journey to a carbon-free future
 9:40am - 9:50am, Nov 14

As cities are responsible for about 80% of global CO2 emissions, they are central to tackling the climate
change challenge. By connecting city infrastructure, we can harness the potential of digitalisation to
switch to cleaner energy sources, to reduce carbon emissions, and to optimise resources.


Roland Busch
CTO and Member of the Managing Board, Siemens

Panel Discussion : Sustainable, Liveable Cities
 9:50am - 10:40am, Nov 14

Retrofitting existing and building new urban environments for improved, lower carbon living

- How to galvanise strategic PPPs between local governments, business and investors to fast track city
sustainability and resilience

- How to ensure resilience in cities with flood-proofing and coastal protection systems

- Where are we now on the path to adopting a universal green performance standard and certification
system for buildings & homes


Paul Simpson


Jake Layes
Director, Global Market Development Sustainabilty - AMER, APAC, Europe, Autodesk

Dr. Cathy Oke
Councillor, Chair Environment Portfolio, City of Melbourne
Neel Strøbæk
Group Director, Planning & Urban Design, Ramboll

Andreas Wolter
Vice Mayor, City of Cologne

 10:00am

Climate Leader Insight
 10:40am - 11:00am, Nov 14


Jerry Brown
Governor, State of California

 11:00am

Networking Break
 11:00am - 11:30pm, Nov 14

Interview: How Data Can Enhance Climate Policy and Solutions
 11:30am - 11:50am, Nov 14

- Understand why data is so crucial to enhance and support climate policy and solutions

- Hear an overview of data philanthropy projects and progress report on partnerships

- Which data and technology collaborations are now needed to meet the SDGs?


Nik Gowing

Dave Tang
Senior Vice President Corporate Marketing, Western Digital

Robert Kirkpatrick
Director, Global Pulse, United Nations

Fireside Chat: Fostering and Financing Sustainable Infrastructure
 11:50am - 12:00pm, Nov 14


Lord Nicholas Stern
Chair, Grantham Research Institute

Nik Gowing

 12:00pm

Panel Discussion: Scaling up Finance in order to reach the Paris Agreement Climate
 12:00pm - 1:00pm, Nov 14

- Where is the money coming from now? Unlocking private capital through financial innovation and new
financial instruments to scale up sustainable solutions

- How to expand the use of green bonds, risk management instruments and blended finance

- Unlocking climate-smart investment opportunities in emerging markets


Eric Usher

Carole Dieschbourg
Minister for the Environment, Ministry of Sustainable Development and Infrastructure, Luxembourg

Niklas Ekvall
CEO/Verktällande Direktör, Fjärde AP-fonden (AP4)

Dr. Gerald Podobnik
Global Head of Capital Solutions & Sustainable Financing, Deutsche Bank AG

Professor Jan Szyszko
Minister of Environment, Poland

 1:00pm

Networking Lunch
 1:00pm - 2:00pm, Nov 14

 2:00pm

Climate Leader Insight: Climate as an opportunity for action and innovation
 2:00pm - 2:10pm, Nov 14


His Excellency Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi
Cabinet Member and Minister of Climate Change and Environment, UAE

Panel Discussion : The Role of Carbon Pricing, Taxing & Trading in Rapid Emissions Reduction
 2:10pm - 3:10pm, Nov 14

- Why entrenching voluntary carbon pricing within business strategy is a key financial tool for reducing
risks, costs and emissions

- How to accelerate the emergence of an international carbon price in order to unleash the full
emissions reduction potential of the Paris Agreement

- Case studies from those doing it and the potential impact of China’s planned emissions trading

Lance Pierce
President, North America, CDP


Ted Halstead
Chairman & CEO, Climate Leadership Council (USA)

Francisco Benedito
Co-founder Climatecoin

Jean-Pierre Clamadieu
CEO, Solvay

Stephen Lucas
Deputy Minister, Ministry of Environment and Climate Change, Canada

 3:00pm

Climate Leader Insight: A progress Update on the Paris Agreement
 3:10pm - 3:20pm, Nov 14


Laurence Tubiana
President and CEO, European Climate Foundation

Panel Discussion: Shifting your Organisation Into The Circular Economy
 3:20pm - 4:20pm, Nov 14

- How to develop a strong business case to overcome the challenges of adopting circular economy

- Understand how focusing on local resources will combat budgetary uncertainties and sustain your
local economy
- Develop innovative ways to reuse waste during the manufacturing process


Wayne Hubbard
Chief Operating Officer, The London Waste & Recycling Board


Kimmo Tiilikainen
Minister, Ministry of the Environment, Energy and Housing, Finland

Henrik Ehrnrooth
Chairman of the Board, Climate Leadership Council

Tarsicio Granizo
Minister, Ministry for Environment, Ecuador

Siim Kiisler
Minister of the Environment, Estonia

 4:00pm

Climate Leader Insight: Sunrise from the West: California and the Clean Energy Future
 4:20pm - 4:40pm, Nov 14


David Hochschild
Commissioner, California Energy Commission

Networking Break
 4:40pm - 4:50pm, Nov 14
Closing Keynote Address
 4:50pm - 5:00pm, Nov 14


Lars Chr. Lilleholt
Minister, Ministry of Energy, Utilities and Climate, Denmark

 5:00pm

Expert Led Roundtables - Accelerating Low Carbon Innovation
 5:00pm - 6:00pm, Nov 14

In-depth discussion sessions moderated by an expert in the field. Each table will identify the three key
areas that will accelerate innovation within the field, feeding this back to the room.

Topics will build on core conference topics, as well as providing space to cover those not directly
incorporated into the agenda, including:

- Low carbon innovation in developing regions
- Industrial energy efficiency
- The future of energy storage
- Innovative solutions in the transition to Circular Economy
- Financing climate adaptation
- Encouraging low carbon entrepreneurship
- The challenge of changing mindset
- Solving the air pollution crisis


Davida Herzl
CEO, Aclima

Jayanti Kirpalani
Director - Europe & Middle East, Brahma Kumaris

Nick Turton
External Affairs Director, Energy Institute
Jouni Keronen
Executive Director, Climate Leadership Council

Ryan Martel
Senior Manager of our Federal Policy program, Ceres

Golo J. Pilz
Energy Adviser, Brahma Kumaris

Head OECD Berlin Centre, OECD

 6:00pm

Chairperson’s final remarks and conference close
 6:00pm - 6:30pm, Nov 14


Nik Gowing

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