13 Dec Sustainable Innovation Forum 2018
Sustainable Innovation Forum 2018
The largest business-focused event during the annual Conference of Parties brought together 600 delegates engaged with driving forward the Paris Agreement framework.
The 9th annual Sustainable Innovation Forum (SIF), held in Katowice, Poland, as an official affiliate event of COP24 (UN Climate conferences of the Parties), between 9th and 10th December, was a further step to achieve a better world with more efficiency with the help of technology. With COP24 being hailed by the UNFCCC as ‘Paris 2.0’, the SIF presented a crucial opportunity to drive forward the Paris Agreement framework bringing together 600 hand-picked delegates engaged with fast tracking the global green economy. This was an opportunity to provide thought leadership, deep-dive discussion, capacity building and networking on four key drivers, Circular Economy, Energy Transition, Sustainable Mobility and Climate Finance. Day two delivered further
high-level policy discussion and debate, structured and informal networking and inspirational keynote speeches by leading ministers, heads of state, cities, multilateral organizations, investors and private sector vendors and solution providers. “The Sustainable Innovation Forum brings together leading companies, high level ministers, mayors from cities all over the world and young professionals to discuss the obstacles and opportunities of sustainable development.”, said Dr. Thomas Becker, Vice President of Government Affairs, BMW Group (SIF17). The Sustainable Innovation Forum, hosted by Climate Action, has been a visible presence at the UN’s climate change negotiations for almost a decade. This includes playing a part in the historic 2015 Paris Agreement.