Ken Newcombe, CEO, will be speaking at the tenth anniversary celebration of Carbon Expo in Barcelona May 29th. The Meeting notification is as follows. Ken will be a key speaker alongside Christiana Figueres in the 10th Anniversary Celebration Round Table entitled "Learning from the Legends”, taking place on the 29th of May 2013, from 17:45 to 18:30 during CARBON EXPO 2013, the 10th celebratory edition of the leading annual Global Trade Fair & Conference on climate and carbon finance, emissions trading, industry and technology, in Barcelona, Spain. Session brief is as follows:
As the global community intensifies negotiations on a post 2020 climate agreement, the task seems daunting. Economic crisis and recovery vs. climate crisis and green growth opportunities. Diplomats must rise above their political differences to chart a path forward and blend most economically efficient mitigation options with solutions that are politically viable and sustainable. In another decade and another century, a group of climate diplomats created international environmental history by producing the Kyoto Protocol, with its Clean Development Mechanism, Joint Implementation program and international emissions trading. These mechanisms launched a global business in climate mitigation that unleashed more action on climate mitigation than ever before. But it was only a start – and much more work is needed. This session will bring back climate diplomats who delivered the Kyoto Protocol to offer insights for future negotiations.