During COP19 in Warsaw, major companies to showcase contributions and commitments towards climate action, 19 and 20 November

NGO News Desk :: What: On the margins of the UN Climate Change Conference in Warsaw (COP 19, 11 – 22 November)
major companies will showcase their contributions and commitments towards climate action,
thereby helping to build political momentum towards a strong universal climate agreement in
At a special high-level Business Forum on 19 and 20 November, businesses will lay out their
plans and initiatives to curb their greenhouse gas emissions and become more resilient to
climate change. This will include announcements by major Chinese companies and other
global companies’ efforts to dramatically increase renewable sources of energy such as wind
and solar.
The Caring for Climate Business Forum: Innovation. Ambition. Collaboration. at COP19/CMP9
also provides an opportunity for business leaders to interact with policy makers.
The event will be opened by high-level speakers including COP 19 President and Poland’s
Minister of Environment Marcin Korolec, the UN’s top climate change official Christiana
Figueres and President and CEO of World Resources Institute (WRI) Andrew Steer.
Day one (19 November, open to the media) will feature a dozen focused thematic sessions
designed to spur climate action and inspire collaboration.
Day two (20 November, not open to the media), a high-level meeting will bring together
senior C4C and UNEP-FI signatories with ministers, Heads of UN agencies and civil society to
put forward recommendations for Government actions that will help bring greater scale and
quality to corporate climate leadership. Media will be briefed on recommendations that will
be put forward at this meeting (Press Briefing: 9:30, Press Conference Room 1, TBC).
When & Where: 19 November: 20 November:
Palace of Science and Culture National Stadium
1 Defilad Sq, 00-901 Warsaw, Poland Al. Ks. J. Poniatowskiego 1, 03–901 Warsaw, Poland
Who: Participants and speakers include:
· H.E. Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General, United Nations
· H.E. Marcin Korolec, Minister of Environment, Poland
· Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary, UNFCCC
· Achim Steiner, Executive Director, UNEP and Under-Secretary-General, United Nations
· Peter Bakker, President, WBCSD
· Kersten-Karl Barth, Head of Corporate Sustainability, Siemens, Germany
· Winnie Byanyima, Executive Director, Oxfam International
· George R. Hamilton, VP Dow Olympic Operations, The Dow Chemical Company, USA
· Steve Howard, Chief Sustainability Officer, The Ikea Group, Sweden
· Mark Kenber, CEO, The Climate Group
· Brice Lalonde, Special Advisor on Sustainable Development, UN Global Compact
· Timo Lumme, Managing Director of TV & Marketing, International Olympic Committee
· Katarzyna Rudnicka, Chairman of the Board, Vivenge, Poland
· Paul Simpson, CEO, CDP
· Andrew Steer, President and CEO, World Resources Institute (WRI)
PROGRAMME & SPEAKERS: http://caringforclimate.org/forum/programme
Media: Deadline for Media Accreditation: Friday, 8 November 2013.
MEDIA ARRANGEMENTS: http://caringforclimate.org/forum/media-info
Media access to the Caring for Climate Forum will require 1) COP19/CMP media accreditation
and 2) registration for the event.
1. COP19/CMP9 Media Accreditation:
Requests for media accreditation must be submitted through the UNFCCC online media
accreditation and registration system. Online accreditation is the official channel to obtain
registration for the media for a conference or event.
More information: http://unfccc.int/press (see “Information on accreditation”).
2. Forum Registration:
In addition to receiving accreditation, all media must register for the event by emailing the UN
Global Compact Office at media@unglobalcompact.org with your name, role and media
organization. Please indicate any broadcasting equipment you will bring and register early to
avoid wait times at the Forum.
Contacts: Website: www.c4cbusinessforum.org #C4CBiz
General Media Inquiries:
Kristen Coco, UN Global Compact
cocok@un.org, +1 917-367-8566
Event Registration: media@unglobalcompact.org

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