Date: Thursday, November 19, 2015
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (ET) / 14:30 – 17:30 (GMT) or convert time
Location: International Finance Corporation Auditorium, World Bank Group HQ & Online
Climate change has gone from If to When to Now. In the run up to theConference of the Parties (COP) 21 in Paris, there is an urgently growing need for bold climate action.
Climate change — and climate action — will have profound consequences on the competitiveness of countries, industries, and businesses alike. Rapid technological innovation has created massive opportunities for job creation and investment in clean technology sectors, but climate-induced changes on supply chains and operating costs are forcing industries to operate under dramatically different circumstances that can impact their competitive standing.
On November 19th the World Bank Group’s first Green Competitiveness event will gather the private sector, governments and academia to explore the intersection between climate change and competitiveness. Sitra, the Finnish Innovation Fund, will also release a flagship report developed jointly with international partners on the potential to scale up low-carbon solutions across borders.