30 October 2017
Turning climate innovation into action
Inspiration and experience
The Climate Innovation Summit is Europe's leading event connecting climate innovators and leaders -- from city representatives to policymakers, businesses, entrepreneurs, scientists and academics -- to share best practice and create the opportunities to scale-up the solutions that accelerate climate action.
Best practice and expert insight
Matchmaking and networking
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Mark Watts is the Executive Director for C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group. Prior to C40, Marc was the Director of consultancy firm, Arup’s, energy and climate change team
Gian Luca Galletti
Anna Scavuzzo is Deputy Mayor, Councillor for Education and Instruction, for the Municipality of Milan.
Minister of the Environment, Italy
Michael Pawlyn is a British architect noted for his work in the field biomimetic architecture and innovation.
Gian Luca Galletti is the Italian Minister of Environment and previously served on the regional Assembly for the Emilia-Romagna Region.
Chief of Cabinet, Ministry of the Environment, Italy
President Emeritus, University of Venice
Previously Deputy Secretary General of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers. Raffaele Tiscar is today Chief of Cabinet of the Ministry of the Environment in Italy.
Professor Carlo Carraro is President Emeritus of Universita' Ca' Foscari Venezia and Vice Chair, IPCC, working group III.
Founder, Exploration Architecture
CEO, Climate KIC
Dr. Kirsten Dunlop joined Climate-KIC in January 2017, from Suncorp Australia, where she was Executive General Manager Strategic Innovation.
Deputy Mayor, City of Milan
Executive Director, UN Habitat
Dr. Clos is a leading figure at the United Nations with a distinguished career in public service and diplomacy.
Executive Director, C40 Cities
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We bring together a rich diversity of cutting edge solutions from across Europe that will inspire you as to the possibilities of an inclusive, zero-carbon economy.
Get a fresh perspective
Explore new arenas
The summit will equip urban decision makers, businesses, entrepreneurs, scientists, academics, policymakers and more with the insight and know-how to come together and shape a strategic response to the challenges of a carbon constrained economy.
From vertical forests to sustainable food and mobility, Milan is a growing beacon of sustainable urbanisation, offering a dynamic context and living backdrop for the Climate Innovation Summit. We're proud to host this year's summit at La Fabbrica Del Vapore. Once an industrial complex housing a factory for electric trams, La Fabbrica is now the centre for innovation and culture in Milan.
La Fabbrica del Vapore, Milan, 30 October 2017
Last year’s summit, hosted by the City of Frankfurt, brought together 450 participants from organisations including the United Nations, Carbon Trust, CDP, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, Veolia, and AXA Group. Patricia Espinosa, Executive Secretary, UN Framework Convention on Climate Change and Professor John Schnellnhuber, Founder, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research were keynote speakers.
How was it last year?
Cities are where more than half of the global population live today, consuming two-thirds of the world's energy, accounting for over 70 per cent of global CO2 emissions. Cities are where the battle against climate change will be lost or won. But, cities are increasingly taking the lead. With local roots, yet connections to a global stage, cities are the source of demand and ideas -- the potential critical mass that can tip the balance towards circularity, deep decarbonisation and ecological health. Under the theme "Cities, Levers of Change", the 2017 Climate Innovation Summit will bring together urban decision makers, policymakers, academics, researchers, entrepreneurs and business leaders to co-create the blueprints for an inclusive, zero-carbon society.
17:00 - 17:30 Coffee Break
17:30 - 18:00 Plenary and Closing Remarks
Climate Innovation Summit 2017: Cities, Levers of Change
15:00- 15:30 Coffee break
15:30 - 17:00 Parallel Sessions (click for more info):
09:00 - 10:00 Accreditation and welcome
10:00 - 11:00 Plenary
Monday, 30 October | La Fabbrica del Vapore, Via Procaccini 4, Milan, Italy
19:00 - 23:30 Evening reception at the Museo dei Navigli, central Milan. Click here for venue details.
From new utilities models to local food production and air cleaning technologies, start-ups are igniting the myriad possibilities for sustainable urban development and climate action. This session will see a selection of some of Europe's best city-relevant start-ups pitch their propositions.
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 - 15:00 Parallel Sessions (click for more info):
Tuesday 31 October
Climate-KIC will bring its 250-strong partner community together to connect, explore, discuss and exchange on new and current projects within the network.
Expect speed-date networking, match-making, cross-thematic pitches, brainstorming and feedback sessions, an inspirational lecture, and a chance to share your views on the direction of Climate-KIC. We want you to leave with a clearer picture of the rich and diverse pool of skills and knowledge you can draw on, full of enthusiasm and strategic insight to take climate innovation to the next level.
We invite all partners to join us and contribute to turning climate innovation into action.
For more information on the Partner Networking Day click here.
11:00 - 12:30 Igniting Possibilities: Start-up Pitch Session
Partners and Endorsements
Venue: Fabbrica del Vapore, Via Giulio Cesare Procaccini 4, 20154 Milano
How to get there
Cenisio (line 5);
Monumentale (line 5);
Gerusalemme (line 5);
Garibaldi (lines 2 and 5 ; Malpensa Express)
Linate Airport to Fabbrica del Vapore :
45 minutes by public transportation - 45 minutes by taxi
Malpensa Airport to Fabbrica del Vapore:
60 minutes by public transportation - 45 minutes by taxi
Summit Reception at the Museo dei Navigli
Via San Marco 40, 20121 Milano
Metro stations: Moscova (line 2); Garibaldi (lines 2 and 5) ; Turati (line 3)
Stay tuned to watch the event live online.
Registration is now closed!