- Lead-organizer: Carbon Disclosure Project
- 17:30 - 19:00
- Date: 15 Jun 2012
- Room: T-6
Transparency and disclosure in the green economy
Organizing partnersCarbon Disclosure Project (lead organiser)
World Bank Group
IntroductionThis event explores how cities and the private sector can work together to create change on the ground, in the context of transparency and disclosure required for a green economy.
Detailed programmeTo help countries move to a green economy, companies and cities need to play their part and take action on sustainable development, such as setting greenhouse gas emission reduction targets and developing water management strategies, as well as identifying / implementing energy efficiency measures and carbon reduction measures that have a positive return on investment.
The thematic focus will be "Green economy in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication." The contribution to UNCSD is that the event will explore linkages betweenZero Draft paragraphs 19 (role of the private sector) and 20 (role of local government) in order to encourage and accelerate practical action and commitments towards a green economy by both groups.
This event for an audience of c.100 people will create a dialogue between cities, the private sector and key international decision-makers. During this event we will hear personal testimonies from practitioners in business and city government, and responses from senior international decision-makers. CDP will present outcomes of recent research on public disclosures by leading cities. The audience will be invited to contribute to the discussion, to make suggestions and to ask questions.
Speakers will include:
1. Paul Simpson, CEO, Carbon Disclosure Project
2. Andrew Steer, Special Envoy for Climate Change, World Bank Group
3. Brice Lalonde, Executive Co-ordinator, Rio+20 (agreed in principle subject to diary commitments)
4. Senior representative from WWF
4. Senior business representative, name tbc
5. City Mayor from one of the world's largest cities, tbc
We with to have a diverse range of speakers on the platform, so when confirming the speaker slots that are not yet assigned to named individuals we will be prioritising representation from women and citizens of developing countries.