COP17 Side Event Invitation

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COP17 Side Event Invitation – Public Private Partnerships for green growth

The Global Green Growth Forum – 3GF is pleased to invite to a high-level side event in Durban on Tuesday 6th December 2011, 10.30 – 11.45 am at the Southern Sun Elangeni Hotel

Progressive Governments ready to spur global green growth with the private sector
Initiated by the Danish Government,
and supported by the governments of Mexico and the Republic of Korea,
a new international forum is forging public private partnerships for green growth

hosted by the Global Green Growth Forum
www.globalgreengrowthforum.com

In light of a stalling global economy and protracted UNFCCC negotiations, Global Green Growth Forum (3GF) is an alliance of progressive governments, international organisations and global companies ready to facilitate more public-private partnerships and set out the right policy frameworks to enable a global green growth transition from the bottom-up – a new approach to simultaneously meet the challenges of climate change and invigorate the economy in a sustainable way.

Welcoming:

§  Minister for Energy, Climate and Buildings, Mr. Martin Lidegaard, Denmark

§  Minister of Energy, Ms Dipuo Peters, Republic of South Africa

§  President of the National Institute of Ecology, Mr. Francisco Barnés Regueiro, Mexico

§  Senior Secretary to the President for Green Growth, Mr. Sanghyup Kim, Republic of Korea

§  Group Senior Vice President for Government Relations, Vestas, Mr. Peter C. Brun

Presenting:

§  The rising importance of public-private partnerships to spur global green growth

§  The role of public private partnerships in the Danish plan of switching to 100 pct. renewable energy by 2050 and in the progressive green growth policies of Mexico and Korea.

§  The importance of leveraging private financing through governments’ climate finance.

§  Updated views on COP17 negotiation from leading countries.

MODERATOR: Mr. Richard Samans, Executive Director, Global Green Growth Institute

Agenda

§  10.30 Introduction Ms. Tine Roed, Deputy Director General, Confederation of Danish Industry, Denmark

§  10.35 Panel: Public-Private-Partnerships as a key answer to climate change

Minister for Energy, Climate and Buildings, Mr. Martin Lidegaard, Denmark
Minister for Energy, Ms Dipuo Peters, Republic of South Africa
President of the National Institute of Ecology, Mr. Francisco Barnés Regueiro, Mexico
Senior Secretary to the President for Green Growth, Mr. Sanghyup Kim, Republic of Korea
Group Senior Vice President for Government Relations, Vestas, Mr. Peter C. Brun

§  11.15 Questions and answers on roads to solving climate change

§  Current state of international negotiations/COP17

§  Other channels for advancing solutions and partnerships, like 3GF

§  11.40 Closing remarks Tomas Anker Christensen, Ambassador, Undersecretary for Global Challenges, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Denmark

– 11.45 Lunch hosted by State of Green, Denmark

About 3GF: From words to action through public-private partnerships
Reaching the 2 degree Celsius limit agreed in Cancun will require a transition to a global sustainable economy that will unlock new economic growth engines. This will require strong dialogue and cooperation between public and private sectors.

The Governments of Denmark, Korea and Mexico are jointly backing the international public-private initiative 3GF – the Global Green Growth Forum – in cooperation with leading global corporations and key international institutions. The Forum is initiated by the Danish Government in order to strengthen the dialogue and cooperation between governments, businesses and finance institutions needed to achieve continued economic growth while reaching the limit agreed in Cancun of a 2 degree Celsius increase. The Forum was held for the first time on 11-12 October 2011 – convening 200 political and economic leaders from all over the world – and will be held again on 9-10 October 2012. The mission of the Forum is to explore and demonstrate how better collaboration among leading businesses, investors and key public institutions can effectively realize the potential for long-term global green growth.

International leverage
A range of high-level policy events where green growth will take centre stage will be on the international agenda in 2012. Mexico, Korea and Denmark will be among the key governments to promote the agenda – through the Danish EU-presidency going in to Rio+20, through the Mexican G20 summit in Baja California, and through the Global Green Growth Summit in Seoul, Korea and the Global Green Growth Forum in Copenhagen, Denmark.

REGISTRATION: Please register for the event at 3gf@um.dk The side event will be held at the Southern Sun Elangeni Hotel, Durban, South Africa. Click here to download a map.

Lunch hosted by the State of Green

General Enquiries:
Ms. Marie-Louise Wegter, Head of Secretariat for Global Green Growth Forum, tel.: +45 4173 3813
Press Contacts: Iver Hoj Nielsen +45 2249 6512

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