In recent years the world has witnessed the impacts of climate change rapidly intensifying with more severe, frequent and unpredictable extreme weather events, and a rising sea level that threatens communities and countries all over the world. The private sector has in many ways taken a leading role in the establishment of mitigatory efforts, but a similar business-led movement on adaptation still needs to be developed. This seminar will explore responsibilities and opportunities for businesses in climate change adaptation.
- What are the concrete adaptation needs for countries that are already severely affected by climate change (with concrete examples such as food production, infrastructure, etc)?
- This summer, the UN General Assembly declared that a healthy environment is a human right – what are the implications for adaptation and businesses?
- What is the current status of adaptation issues in both international climate negotiations and policy?
- Why do businesses need to care about adaptation?
- Financing and risk mitigation – what opportunities and solutions exist, and what is needed to attract private capital?
- As well as; best practices and case studies from businesses.
- H.E. Aminath Shauna, Minister of Environment, Climate Change and Technology, The Maldives
- Dr. Arunabha Ghosh, Founder CEO, Council of Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW)
- Eija Hietauvo, Vice President Corporate Affairs, Tetra Pak
- Eric Usher, Head UNEP Finance Initiative, UNEP Finance Initiative
- Jan Svärd, CEO EasyMining part of Ragn-Sells Group, Ragn-Sells
- Jimena Leiva Roesch, Director of Global Initiatives and Head of Peace, Climate, and Sustainable Development, International Peace Institute
- Linda Burenius, Head of Development, Global Challenges Foundation
- Richard Klein, Team Leader: International Climate Risk and Adaptation; Senior Research Fellow, Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI)
- Victor Bernard, Program Officer, Raoul Wallenberg Institute (RWI)
For further updates on the agenda, please check in here or on our social media feeds on Twitter and LinkedIn. The seminar will be moderated by Linda Burenius, Head of Development, Global Challenges Foundation.
Business Sweden is hosting the event, at the Business Sweden pavilion, in the Blue Zone at COP 27 Saturday 12 November 9-10.40 am CET.
The UN Climate Change Conference COP 27 will take place 6 – 18 November 2022 in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt.