Earthwatch participates in Business for Environment Climate Summit
Paul Laird, Earthwatch’s Director of Corporate Partnerships will lead a roundtable discussion focused on sustainable forestry and agriculture at the up-coming B4E Climate Summit on 12–13 September 2011 in London.
Paul coordinates Earthwatch programmes with British American Tobacco and Syngenta to raise awareness of the impacts of agriculture and forestry on biodiversity and develop capacity and skills to address those impacts.
Through the HSBC Climate Partnership, Earthwatch has developed a scientific research programme that is making a significant contribution to global understanding of how the world’s temperate and tropical forest ecosystems are responding to climate change. The partnership also develops employees to become sustainability leaders who help implement and champion change in the business environment.
Themed “Reaching for Zero: Innovation, growth and the clean industrial revolution”, the B4E Climate Summit 2011 will gather international leaders from business, NGOs, agencies and governments to share innovations and strategies for zero-based targets and transformative business solutions. Discussions will explore new technologies and business models that leading companies have established, as well as the necessary policy support and investments needed to scale these up. The outcome of the Summit discussions will provide valuable input to the UNFCCC COP 17 and the Rio Earth Summit 2012.
B4E, Business for the Environment, is the leading international platform for dialogue and partnership solutions for the environment. The B4E summits bring together world leaders, CEOs, senior executives and industry experts to share ideas and commit to solutions, which address the most urgent environmental challenges facing the world today.
Since its inception in 2007, B4E has provided leaders from around the world a unique opportunity to shape game-changing solutions and influence the global agenda, leading toward a greener, more sustainable future.
Find out more about how you can get involved in the 2011 Climate Summit.