13 June 2016

09:30 am Opening

09:40 am The Paris Agreement – What do states and businesses need to deliver?

What is the significance of the Paris agreement? Update on Climate Change? What is the most recent state of the research? Review of the COP21 | CMP11 in Paris 2015. What can we do to achieve climate targets? Which barriers are there to overcome? How will Climate Change affect global economics?

Prof Dr Gernot Klepper, Member of the Executive Board, German Climate Consortium; Head of research area "The Environment and Natural Resources”, Kiel Institute for the World Economy

10:10 am The politics of climate change after Paris

What does the Paris conference mean for the future of climate change politics? How does the goal to stay well below 2 degrees affect the speed of the transformation towards low-carbon economies? Which signs of the global energy transition can we already see today?

Rainer Baake, State Secretary, German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy

10:40 am Coffee break

11:00 am Better Finance for a Sustainable Economy

How will the transformation to low-carbon economies and industries affect capital markets? What do we know about risks for different asset classes? What role does financial regulation need to play to address these risks? Should financial regulation also help capital markets to become a driver of the transformation?

Jeremy Oppenheim, Programme Director, New Climate Economy

11:30 am Breakout Sessions

Presentation & Discussion of Study-Results

Jake Benford, Senior Project Manager, Bertelsmann Stiftung / Young-jin Choi, Phineo gAG
From Momentum to Implementation. Findings of a Bertelsmann Stiftung report on impact investing in Germany’s social sector

Alvaro Cedeño Molinari
, Ambassador of Costa Rica, Permanent Representative to the WTO
Costa Rica is the world’s first country that produced 100 % of it’s energy from renewable sources at the beginning of 2016. How did the country fund the technical infrastructure and what problems came along? Where were the roots of this development and how has the society been involved?

Jiang Shan
, Consultant, Brugger und Partner AG; former International Climate Protection Fellow, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
Establishment of a Green Finance System in China and Comparison of Corporate Sustainability Strategies Between Chinese and European Multinationals

Christoph von Stechow
, Research Fellow, Mercator Research Institute
2°C and SDGs: United they stand, divided they fall?

12:00 am Lunch

1:00 pm The investment case after Paris, Investor Panel-Discussion

How can investors become a driver of this process and benefit from it? The investors view: what should the politics do? What does “shifting” mean exactly, how much investments are we talking about?

Stephen Brenninkmeijer, Willows Investments
Lisbeth Peeters, Founder and CEO of D. Capital
Jochen Wermuth, Wermuth Asset Management
Moderator: Charly Kleissner, KL Felicitas Foundation

1:40 pm The investment case after Paris, Corporation Panel-Discussion

How are corporations preparing for the new situation? What needs to be done to transform companies to reach climate goals? What drives the shift of investments? How are economic growth and CO2 reduction related?

Mike Eckhart, Global Head of Environmental Finance and Sustainability, Citigroup (tbc)
Prof Dr Stephan Reimelt, Chief Executive Officer, GE Europe
Dr Armin Sandhövel
, Chief Investment Officer, Allianz Global Investors GmbH
Moderator: Dr Christoph von Marschall, Tagesspiegel



2:40 pm Wrap up of the day

3:00 pm Get-together

4:00 pm End