Sir Richard Branson, Ted Turner, Lord Stern & More than 100 Leaders Launch the World Climate Summit

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The most important and influential business, finance and government leaders in the climate change arena are coming together with more than 100 high-level speakers, and the largest coalition of financiers to launch a new 10-year initiative: World Climate Summit, December 4-5, at The Ritz-Carlton, Cancun, Mexico, in parallel to the UNFCCC COP 16.

Sir Richard Branson, Ted Turner & Lord Stern

We have 10 years to scale and implement existing solutions globally. Cancun will be the beginning of this global transformation, with the business and finance community driving this change.

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The most important and influential business, finance and government leaders in the climate change arena are coming together with more than 100 high-level speakers, and the largest coalition of financiers to launch a new 10-year initiative: World Climate Summit, December 4-5, at The Ritz-Carlton, Cancun, Mexico, in parallel to the UNFCCC COP 16.

The World Climate Summit is launching a new, open and collaborative global 10-year framework dedicated to helping governments, businesses and financiers accelerate solutions to climate change. The World Climate Summit is bringing more than 300 leading companies, financiers and government leaders to implement, scale and collaborate on bottom-up solutions to climate change to help reach regional and global 2020 targets.

"Solutions to climate change such as energy efficiency already exist. We see the World Climate Summit as a perfect platform to scale and finance them regionally and globally," Niels B. Christiansen, CEO, Danfoss

Some key highlights of the World Climate Summit include:

  • Sir Richard Branson, Ted Turner, Lord Stern, Emilio Azcarraga, President of Grupo Televisa, and more than 100 high-level speakers confirmed from more than 20 industries
  • Convening, under the leadership of The UNEP Finance Initiative, the largest network of investors and financial intermediaries demanding climate change action ever assembled—representing more than $20 trillions of assets under management.
  • Introducing new global initiatives and the launch of the Carbon War Room Gigaton Awards—the Oscars of sustainable business—celebrating cities, companies and leaders tackling climate change.

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