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TUESDAY 8 NOVEMBER

Climate Innovation Summit 2016

FRANKFURT, GERMANY

#CKCIS2016

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Timed to coincide with the beginning of COP22 in Morocco, the Climate Innovation Summit in Frankfurt on 8 November 2016 will bring together over 300 senior leaders to provide the insights, solutions and contacts that organisations now need to take a leading role in the transition to a zero carbon economy.


The Paris Agreement has united 196 countries in a binding commitment to limit global warming to between 1.5°C - 2°C. This commitment 

has initiated a science-based trajectory to limit greenhouse gas emissions, now business, government and NGOs need to co-create mitigation and adaptation pathways to achieve those targets, whilst remaining competitive. 


Collaboration between business, the public sector and academia is the only way to produce the innovative solutions required to transform 

how we live, what we consume, and how we do business. From its standpoint as the world’s largest public private partnership; facilitating sustainable innovation, Climate-KIC has convened a cross-section of innovative thinkers, disrupters and global leaders to create an agenda 

of action.

WHY ATTEND?

The Summit will equip leaders with the know-how to shape a strategic response to the challenges of a carbon constrained economy, via market-ready innovation ideas, brainstorming and the co-creation of solutions. The programme includes senior leaders from across industry, governments and NGOs, including from AXA Group, BP Ventures, Carbon Trust, CDP, Rolls Royce, the UN, Veolia and WBCSD, to name a few.

OVERVIEW

  • John Schellnhuber CBE, Founder/Director, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) 
  • Patricia Espinosa, Executive Secretary, UN Framework Convention on Climate Change  (video link from COP22, Marrakech) 
  • Christian Thimann, Group Head of Regulation, Sustainability and Insurance Foresight, AXA Group
  • Tom Delay, Chief Executive Officer, Carbon Trust
  • Paul Simpson, Chief Executive Officer, CDP
  • Akira Kirton, Venture Principal, Europe, Middle East and India, BP Ventures

The Climate Innovation Summit is a crucial opportunity to explore new ways to innovate and collaborate across Europe and beyond – whatever your sector, product or service.


With prominent keynote speakers, senior participation from a broad range of corporate, public sector and research institutions and an agenda focussed on innovation and cutting edge solutions, this is an important event for any organisation active in the climate innovation space.

This year’s Climate Innovation Summit will focus on four vital areas of action and growth:


1. Transforming cities;


2. Transforming the way we manage the landscape;


3. Sustainable production;


4. Financing the transition to the zero carbon economy.

AGENDA

We will announce the top three winners from our pan-European Venture Competition - and Akira Kirton, BP Ventures, will present the prizes and make a short address on the importance of accelerating start-up creation. 

09:00 - 10:30 - Defining the Global Challenge

10:30 - 11:00 - Coffee and Networking

11:00 - 12:30 - Parallel Sessions - Translating Global to Sector Challenges

  • [09:10-09:30] The urgent need for transformational change: Professor John Schellnhuber, Climate-KIC Chairman
  • [09:30-09:45] Mobilising the global response: Patricia Espinosa, Executive Secretary of United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
  • [09:45-10:15] Translating Paris into action - a corporate reflection on the inconvenient truths: Tom Delay, CEO, Carbon Trust

Future-proofing industry:


• Maria Albuquerque, Project Manager, Veolia Research & Innovation, Veolia


• Brendan Edgerton, Manager, Sustainable Materials, World Business Council for Sustainable Development


• Daniel Auriel, Investment Manager, Capricorn Ventures

  • Pekka Sauri, Deputy Mayor, City of Helsinki 
  • Michael Meehan, Chairman, Digitalis Foundation
  • Jackie Homan, Head of Sustainability, Birmingham City Council 
  • Holger Walbaum, Professor in Sustainable Building, Chalmers University of Technology
  • Joshua Brunert, Policy and Innovation Team, Carbon Trust
  • Dr. Lothar Meier, Vice President Business Development, Industrial Park Höchst: Infraserv GmbH & Co. Höchst KG
  • Nina Alkærsig Jensen, Project Manager, Kalundborg Symbiosis: Symbiosis Centre Denmark
  • Manuel Irun Molina, Project Adviser H2020 Eco-innovation and Circular Economy, EASME
  • Richard Heathcore, Advisor, Cool farm tool
  • Uwe Schneider, Chief of Staff, board member GFZ, BTU, GFZ
  • James Griffiths, VP, European Affairs, SFI Program
  • Joanna Dupont-Inglis, Director, Industrial Viotechnology, Europa Bio

Transforming our cities

12:30 - 13:30 - Networking Lunch

13:30 - 15:00 - Parallel Sessions - Forging High-ambition Collaboration

15:30 - 17:00 - Building Climate Action Capacity: a high-level panel discussion harnessing the 

                                  following perspectives:

17:00 - 17:15 - Coffee and Networking

08:00 - 09:00 - Registration and Refreshments

17:15 - 18:15 - Venture Competition Awards and CEO Reflection

Transforming our cities: 


• Pekka Sauri, Deputy Mayor, City of Helsinki 


• Michael Meehan, Chairman, Digitalis Foundation

 

• Jackie Homan, Head of Sustainability, Birmingham City Council 


• Holger Walbaum, Professor in Sustainable Building, Chalmers University of Technology

18:30 - 20:00 - Networking Reception

  • Claire Souch, Head of Products, AgRisk
  • Sam Gill, CEO, ET Index Research
  • Dickie Whitaker, CEO, OASIS Loss Modelling Framework
  • Ralf Frank, Managing Director, Deutsche Vereinigung für Finanzanalyse und Asset Management (DVFA)
  • Thomas Deser, Senior Portfolio Manager Equities Global, Union Investment

Developing Human Capital [15:30 - 16:15] Chaired by Martin Seigert, Co-Director of the Grantham Institute

  • Europe's education and skills agenda: the European Commission perspective [Peter Bauer, DG EAC] 
  • Climate skills through research and education [Katrine Krogh Andersen, Dean of Research, Senior Vice-President at Technical University of Denmark]
  • Corporate needs and action [Adam Morton, Head of Low Carbon Technologies, Rolls Royce]
  • Corporate needs and action [Karsten Loffler, Managing Director, Allianz Climate Solutions]
  • Energy intensive industries - approaching a tipping point [Jorg Rothermel, Head of the Association of Energy-intensive Industries (EID) in Germany]
  • Communicating and motivating change [Nick Hay, Edelman]


Accelerating Action: Keynotes:

  • [16:15-16:35] Boosting Business Engagement: Reporting-standards-action Paul Simpson, Chief Executive Officer, Carbon Disclosure Project
  • [16:35-16:55] New Challenge, New Responses - Climate Change and Finance Christian Thimann, Group Head of Regulation, Sustainability and Insurance Foresight, AXA Group

Transforming our cities: 


• Pekka Sauri, Deputy Mayor, City of Helsinki 


• Michael Meehan, Chairman, Digitalis Foundation

 

• Jackie Homan, Head of Sustainability, Birmingham City Council 


• Holger Walbaum, Professor in Sustainable Building, Chalmers University of Technology

Making Land Use Sustainable

  • Simon Boas Hoffmeyer, Sustainability Director, Carlsberg Group
  • Brendan Edgerton, Manager, Sustainable Materials, World Business Council for Sustainable Development
  • Daniel Auriel, Investment Manager, Capricorn Venture Partners
  • Helle Ullerup, Product Designer, Philips Design

Future-proofing Industries

  • Michael Schmidt, Managing Director, Deka Investments
  • Christoph Wolff, Managing Director, European Climate Foundation
  • Susan Dreyer, Director DACH Region, CDP
  • Anna Ledin, Director, City of Gothenburg
  • Bjorn Bergstrand, Head of Sustainability, Kommunivest
  • Simone Ruiz-Vergote, Head of Climate Advisory, Allianz Climate Solutions

Understanding the Barriers to Scaling Climate Finance

Transforming Our Cities

Making Land Use Sustainable

  • Roman Serdar Mendle, Low Carbon Cities Programme Manager, ICLEI
  • Coming soon
  • Coming soon

Future-proofing Industry

  • Joanna Dupont-Inglis, Director, Industrial Biotechnology EuropaBio
  • Alfred Evans, Founder, Islan Investment Management
  • Alain Vidal, CGIAR System Organisation, Director of Strategic Partnerships
  • Michele Petochi, Managing Director, EPFL

Solutions for Climate Action: Sustainability Metrics and Finance

15:00 - 15:30 - Coffee and Networking

Executive Secretary 

 UN Framework Convention 

on Climate Change

John Schellnhuber

Keynote speaker

Keynote speaker

Patricia Espinosa

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Group Head of Regulation, Sustainability and Insurance Foresight

AXA Group

Founder  

Potsdam Institute for Climate

Impact Research (PIK)

Christian Thimann

Keynote speaker

WHO ATTENDS?

Any business or organisation serious about turning the threat of climate change into an opportunity should attend, whether: 


 • Big business: exposure to the transformative innovation needed to make you more competitive 


• Start-ups and enterprise: exposure to corporates needed in order to scale-up ideas into viable businesses 


• Academia: exposure to business needed to monetise transformative models and innovation 


• Public sector: access to the solutions needed to make society resilient

VENUE

KAP Europa, 

Osloer Str. 5, 

60327 Frankfurt am Main, 

Germany