Why is the outcome of the 2011 Durban United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change so important to the business community? Because it impacts not only business and investment opportunities conducted in the EU but it also affects business operations on a global scale.
It is forward-thinking businesses who can reconcile ecological demands and economic needs which will rise to the top in this current ‘green’climate of transition to a global low carbon economy.
Do you ever wonder what ‘cap and trade’ means? Or whether your company could be benefitting more from energy efficiency practices or be more knowledgeable in the area of climate change and what can be done to reduce the global temperature increases expected due to burning fossil fuels?
Have you ever wondered what this Kyoto Protocol is and why the post-2012 commitment period is so important?
Joost Kanen has amassed expertise and knowledge of climate change and the EU Emissions Trading Scheme in particular. With his experience from the EU ETS and the carbon market in general, he is willing to share his knowledge and present to you potential business opportunites arising from the positive outcome of the Durban COP 17 talks. Joost is the author of ‘Carbon Trading and Pricing’, published in London and Japan; he is also a former negotiator on the Kyoto Protocol as a member of the Dutch delegation.
Theresa Peters will embellish the Masterclass with a half hour talk on the global emergence of emissions marketsand how mining companies in particular in Australia will be affected by the soon to be introduced ‘tax then trade’ scheme. She will also speak about the emergence of strengthening environmental laws in emerging economies and the importance of conserving forestry whilst commoditising the possible forestry and biodiversity credits.
Joost and Theresa advise companies (financial, industrial etc) on dealing in the European Emissions Trading System by informing on the implications of the Durban Climate talks (UN, country level).
After attending this Masterclass you will go away with more concrete knowledge of the global impact of climate change and how this impacts utilties, steel, paper and glass manufacturers, aviation, investors, innovators, insurers and re-insurers. You'll also share some scenario-analysis of the post-Durban era.
In the words of Sir Richard Branson, ‘Solutions to global warming will create more wealth than other business in the next decade’ – here is your chance to learn about them.