Climate Game Change - innovations and solutions for climate
Bangkok, 22 January 2009
Our climate is changing at an accelerating speed. Human
activities have affected the world climate, and the consequen¬ces
pose one of the greatest challenges humanity has ever faced.
The impacts of climate change are a massive threat to development
- especially for the poor countries, which will be hit first
The forum will focus on the opportunities, challenges and
role of the private sector in Asia and the Pacific in relation
to climate change. Panelists will address key issues such
- How can we promote financing for adaptation to climate
change in the region?
- What positive impact do investors and donors have on
climate change adaptation in the region?
- What are the business related risks and opportunities,
and how are they being addressed by major companies in
- How can development partners, private and public investors
and companies work together to stimulate sustainable development
while facing the threat posed by climate change?
Around 150 high-level representatives of companies, financial
institutions, governments, international organizations and
civil society are expected to attend the forum*, which will
be moderated by Mr. Rico Hizon, Business Anchor, Asia Business
Report, BBC World News.
The forum is organized by the Swedish International Development
Cooperation Agency (Sida) and the United Nations Economic
and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP).
The results will be used as input for the United Nations
Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen in 2009, as well
as for the future work of Sida and ESCAP, respectively.
For more information, please see: www.climategamechange.org