2019 Programme

The forum will deliver keynotes, panel discussions, and presentations on climate targets, as well as solutions by government, and business, and organized matchmaking. Participants will also have time for informal networking.

Sunday December 8th

8:50 - 9:00

Welcome Remarks by World Climate Ltd.

Session Hall "Londres"


9:00 - 10:00

Opening Session: Overcoming Barriers - The Solutions to Achieving The Paris Agreement

Session Hall "Londres"

Carolina Urmeneta  /  Head of the Climate Change Office, Ministry of Environment, Government of Chile

Harry Verhaar  /  Head of Global Public & Government Affairs, Signify

Naoko Ishii  /  Chair and CEO, GEF


Shankar Krishnamoorthy  /  Executive Vice President, ENGIE


Emma Navarro  /  Vice-President, European Investment Bank


Michel Fredeau  /  Senior Partner & Managing Director, Climate & Environment Global Topic Lead, Boston Consulting Group


10:00 - 11:00

The Future of Energy - Decarbonising the System

Session Hall "Londres"

Christian Rynning-Tønnesen  /  President & CEO, Statkraft

Itai Dadon  /  Global Head of Smart City Product Marketing, Itron

Juan Carlos Jobet  /  Minister of Energy, Government of Chile

Ken Isono  /  CEO & Founder, Shizen Energy


Kimberly Henderson  /  Partner, Sustainability and Energy Practices, McKinsey


Mechthild Wörsdörfer /  Director, Sustainability, Technology, and Outlooks, IEA



Building Smart Cities - The Role of Net- Zero Technologies

Session Hall "Bristol"

Florent Andrillon /  Energy Transition Global Lead, Capgemini Invent

Francois Pitti /  Group Director, Strategic Marketing, Bouygues Construction

Juan Mari Aburto Rique / Mayor, City of Bilbao (Invited)

Rob Topol  /  General Manager 5G Strategy and Program Office, Intel


Marc Van Den Neste  /  Chief Technology Officer, Building & Industrial Global Division, AGC


Cristina Gamboa /  CEO, World Green Building Council


11:00 - 11:30

Networking Break

11:30 - 12:30

Mobilising Investments & Innovation in Low-Carbon Infrastructure

Session Hall "Londres"

Barbara Buchner /  Executive Director, CPI

Gema Sacristan  /  Chief Investment Officer, IDB Invest

Magdalena Andersson  /  Minister of Finance, Government of Sweden (Invited)

Dr. Rose Mwebaza  /  Director, CTCN


Peter Damgaard Jensen  /  Chair, IIGCC


Dario Traum  /  Head of Policy - Europe, Middle East & Africa, Bloomberg NEF


Closing the Circularity Gap - The Power of Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Collaboration

Session Hall "Bristol"

David McGinty  /  Global Director, Platform for Accelerating the Circular Economy, World Resources Institute

David Rachelson  /  Vice President of Sustainability, Rubicon Global

Gayle Schueller  /  Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer, 3M


Steven Ko  /  Chairman, O'Right


Miranda Schnitger  /  Government Lead, Ellen MacArthur Foundation



12:30 - 13:30

Lunch and Networking

13:30 - 14:30

Electrifying Mobility -  On the Road towards Zero-Emission Transportation

Session Hall "Londres"

David Radermacher  /  Vice President Sustainability and Climate, E.ON

Julia Panzer  /  Head of Public Affairs and Sustainability, Danfoss

Markus Winkler  /  Group Head of Automotive & Mobility, Capgemini Group

George Heyman  /  Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy, Province of British Columbia


Ralf Pfitzner  /  Head of Sustainability, Volkswagen Group

Young Tae Kim  /  Secretary-General, International Transport Forum (ITF)


Monica Araya  /  Founder and Director, Costa Rica Limpia


Climate Finance for Cities: Moving From Project Ideas to Finance-ready and Low Carbon Infrastructure Investments (Co-hosted by CPI)

Session Hall "Bristol"

Alzbeta Klein  /  Director and Global Head, Climate Business, IFC

Gerry Muscat  /  Head of Division, Regional and Urban Development, European Investment Bank (Invited)

Ingrid-Gabriela Hoven  /  Director-General, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) (Invited)

Lori Kerr /  Senior Infrastructure Finance Specialist, Global Infrastructure Facility (Invited)

Valerie Smith /  Chief Sustainability Officer, Citibank (Invited)


Dr. Karsten Sach  /  Director General International and European Policy, Climate Policy, German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) (Invited)


Barbara Buchner  /  Executive Director, CPI


14:30 - 15:30

Next Generation of Finance in LATAM: Sustainability as Driver to Tapping New Markets (Co-hosted by IDB Invest)

Session Hall "Londres"

Divya Mankikar  /  Investment Manager, Sustainable Investment, CalPERS

Mark Lewis  /  Global Head of Sustainability Research, BNP Paribas

Remco Fischer  /  Programme Officer, Climate Change, UNEP-FI

Keynote & Moderator: 

Hilen Meirovich  /  Head of Climate Change, IDB Invest


Mitigating the Impacts of Resource Extraction - Leadership in Responsible Mining

Session Hall "Bristol"

Ana Cabral-Gardner  /  Chief Strategy Officer, Sigma Lithium Resources

Ned Harvey  /  Managing Director, Rocky Mountain Institute

Stéphanie Clément de Givre  /  Global Head of Metal and Mining Finance, Société Générale (Invited)

Steve Kukoda /  Executive Director, International Copper Association


Adriaan Davidse  /  Partner, Deloitte


15:30 - 16:00

Networking Break

16:00 - 17:00

The Power of Partnerships: Stimulating Collaborative and Transactional Partnerships for Climate Action

Session Hall "Londres"

Luis Alberto Rodríguez  /  National Planning Minister, Government of Colombia (Invited)

Marina Hermosilla Diez  /  Executive Director, Corporate Leaders Group Chile (CLG - Chile)

Nanette Lockwood  /  Global Director, Policy and Advocacy, Trane

Ralf Pfitzner  /  Head of Sustainability, Volkswagen Group


Gonzalo Muñoz Abogabir  /  High Level Climate Champion COP25, CEO, TriCiclos (Invited)


Ian de Cruz  /  Global Director, P4G


Sustainable Agriculture For Biodiversity -  Accelerating Investments in Natural Capital

Session Hall "Bristol"

Alexandra Brand  /  Chief Sustainability Officer, Syngenta

Claus Stig Pedersen  /  Head of Corporate Sustainability, Novozymes

David von Laskowski  /  CEO, Greenfood Group

Margaret Kuhlow  /  Practice Leader, Finance, WWF International


Geraldine Ang  /  Senior Policy Analyst – Green Finance and Investment, OECD


17:00 - 18:00

Closing Session: Business for 2030 - Bridging the Gap in Finance and Technical Capacity Necessary to Meet the Challenges of Climate Change

Session Hall "Londres"

Alicia Barcena  Executive Secretary, United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC)

Amal-Lee Amin  /  Chief, Climate Change and Sustainability Division, Inter-American Development Bank

Carlos Salle  /  Director of Energy Policies and Climate Change, Iberdrola

Claire Perry  /  COP26 President (Invited)

Hervé P. Duteil  /  Chief Sustainability Officer, BNP Paribas

John Kornerup Bang  /  Head, Sustainability Strategy & Shared Value, Maersk


Lise Kingo  /  Executive Director, UN Global Compact (Invited)


Cyril Garcia  /  CEO, Capgemini Invent


18:00 - 19:00

Networking Reception - Hosted by Capgemini Invent




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