February 26-27, 2009 -- GROCC 6
The sixth and final full meeting of the Global Roundtable on Climate Change will be held February 26-27, 2009 at Columbia University in New York City. The meeting will assess global progress on climate change mitigation over the four years of the Roundtable process, and evaluate future prospects. The agenda will include close examination of the status of the international policy process, the impact of the US presidential election, and the effects of the financial crisis on responses to climate change at all levels of society.
March 10-12, 2009 -- Climate Change: Global Risks, Challenges and Decisions
The University of Copenhagen is hosting an international scientific congress on climate change under the heading "Climate Change: Global Risks, Challenges and Decisions." The main aim of the congress is to provide a synthesis of existing and emerging scientific knowledge necessary in order to make intelligent societal decisions concerning application of mitigation and adaptation strategies in response to climate change. More information on the Scientific Congress on Climate Change is found here.
April 6-7, 2009 -- Carbon TradeEx America
The Global Roundtable on Climate Change is a supporting organization for Carbon TradeEx America, a conference and trade event designed to connect topics of climate policy, energy security and the green economic recovery and the role of the carbon market in each of these areas. More information is available at www.carbontradexamerica.com.
February 4, 2009 -- GROCC Event at the Delhi Sustainable Development Summit
The Global Roundtable on Climate Change is pleased to announce our collaboration with the Delhi Sustainable Development Summit (DSDS). DSDS is a high-level annual forum focused on global sustainability, the Millennium Development Goals, and assessment of global progress in these areas. The Summit has been organized by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), under the leadership of Dr. Rajendra Pachauri, since 2001. The 2009 meeting runs from February 5-7 and will focus on the theme ‘Towards Copenhagen: an equitable and ethical approach’.
GROCC will host a special event at the summit. The two-part program will feature an assessment of the global climate negotiations, led by Professor Jeffrey Sachs and Dr. Rajendra Pachauri. The discussion will evaluate progress toward a final agreement in Copenhagen and the significance of recent changes in the global financial and political landscape for the negotiations. Representatives of key players including the new US administration are expected to participate.
In the second part of the program, Columbia University geochemist Juerg Matter will discuss carbon capture and storage (CCS) as a tool for mitigating carbon emissions. Representatives of Indian power companies have been invited to provide their perspectives on the implementation of CCS and other technologies that may make it possible to provide adequate energy for economic development while protecting the climate.
Immediately following the GROCC event, all participants are invited to attend the DSDS CEO Forum, which opens the summit and brings together high-level executives from around the world for discussions of key sustainability issues. The theme of this year’s discussion is: ‘Climate Change: perspective from the change makers in business.’
DSDS events take place at the Hotel Ashok, New Delhi. The GROCC event itself is free of charge. GROCC participants are being offered a reduced registration fee of USD 1000 for participation in the CEO Forum and the two-day summit. A limited number of rooms at the Hotel Ashok (http://www.theashok.com/) are available to GROCC participants at a reduced rate.
Schedule of Events:
February 4, 2009:
10:00 am – 2:00 pm GROCC Special Event
3:30 pm onwards DSDS CEO Forum
February 5-7, 2009:
Delhi Sustainable Development Summit
Further information about DSDS and the CEO Forum, including previous years’ programs, can be found at http://dsds.teriin.org/2009/index.htm