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Factsheet about the World Green Summit

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  • Copyright 2012 World Climate ltd.

    World Climate Ltd is a company registered in England and Wales No. 07186968


    The Business, Finance and Government Forum during

    With the Official Support of The Government of Rio de Janeiro

    Global Media Partner

    In partnership with

    Organised by


    Copyright 2012 World Climate ltd.

    World Climate Ltd is a company registered in England and Wales No. 07186968

    FACTSHEET Overview The World Green Summit (WGS) is a new annual high-level forum committed to progressing sustainable development and the green economy, by engaging business, finance, government and other leaders to find solutions for industries, cities, regions and nations. The inaugural WGS provides a media, marketing and networking platform during the official Rio+20 conference, to enable the worlds leading CEOs, financiers, celebrities, and dignitaries to initiate, communicate and build solutions for a sustainable future. The summit will be webcast globally (and maybe televised) and will support an active community of more than 10,000 global green leaders. Date & time June 20th, 2012 9.00am-9.00pm Venue Windsor Barra Hotel, 20mins from Riocentro (Official Rio+20 Venue). We are also looking at another venue across the road from Riocentro with the Rio State Government. Speakers & audience The high-level conference will be led by the worlds leading green CEOs, investors, entrepreneurs, dignitaries, and celebrities. WGS will convene the most inspiring green economy leaders who will be present at Rio+20. The Government of Rio is inviting 300 government leaders and WGS is inviting 100 Executives. Format & themes WGS is very much action-focused and therefore WGS will work with its partners to define and formulate the purpose, pathway and actions towards that sector. The summit will consist of:

    High-level panel sessions--Plenary panels/keynotes/armchair discussions (1hr) with 5-6 CEOs, entrepreneurs, celebrities, and dignitaries discussing and launching new initiatives of the global green economy, that will be broadcast and webcast globally (TBC with media partners). Networking sessions--Delegates and speakers will have the opportunity to discuss and interact with each other in the networking area and lounge and communicate via the media corner (coffee breaks and reception). Workshops & roundtables (TBC)--Sponsored workshops on particular themes and sectors, or private intimate roundtables with the right corresponding high-level participants from our partners.

    Programme 9.00-12.00pm Morning programme of workshops with Partners (private function not open to public) 1.00-2.00pm: Registration and networking 2.00-2.10pm Opening statement by the State Government 2.15-2.30pm Keynote speech by Federal Government 2.30-3.30: Plenary Panel I Sustainable Energy for All in partnership with the UN Foundation and Sustainable Energy for All (CEO-level in plenary room) moderated by Media Partner (tbc) Energy cuts across all sectors of industry and society. How can we scale and deliver sustainable energy solutions for everyone? 3.30-4.00 Networking break & media interviews (30mins coffee & tea) 4.00-5.00pm Plenary Panel II Sustainable Cities in partnership with R20 (tbc) (CEO and Mayor level in plenary room) moderated by TIME -- Cities will be the main drivers of consumption. How can we make sure that it is done in a sustainable way in the next 20 years? 5.00-5.30 Networking break & media interviews (30mins coffee & tea) 5.30-6.30pm: Green Icons (famous global personalities announcement in plenary) with Media Partner (Global TV TBC) 7.00-10.00: Green Gala - Evening reception (cocktails & buffet)


    Copyright 2012 World Climate ltd.

    World Climate Ltd is a company registered in England and Wales No. 07186968

    Partners The World Green Summit is endorsed and supported by the Government of Rio de Janeiro and some key international partners including, the UN Foundation, Sustainable Energy for All, Carbon Disclosure Project, Sustainable Cities, and TIME Magazine. WGS has invited the most important organisations to participate. The Summit falls in line and complements the remit and themes of the UNCSD with a view of measuring progress towards Rio+40 in 20 years. Sponsorship opportunities The World Green Summit offers key benefits for participating and partnering: - Lead & influence global green economy stakeholders and their agenda - Branding & positioning of your organisation as a green leader online, in print and onsite - Speaking & communicating on high-level plenary sessions about your solutions and new initiatives - Media & PR with key international and national media partners - Networking & business development with suppliers and buyers across sectors to develop your business

    From top left clockwise: Ted Turner & Sir Richard Branson; Christiana Figueres, UNFCCC Executive Secretary; Mr Calderon, President, Mexico; Achim Steiner, UNEP Executive Director & HSH Princess of Monaco & HSH Prince of Monaco; Dr Jacob Zuma, President, South Africa; Ban Ki-Moon, UN Secretary General. Organiser & Contact Information The World Green Summit is organised by World Climate Ltd and Climate Action. With an online community of more than 10,000 business, government, finance and media professionals in the sustainability sector, these two green media leaders specialise in producing world-class events, publications and web content. They have produced global, high-level events including the World Climate Summit (the largest business conference during the UNFCCC COP16 and COP17), the Climate Action Networking Reception (in partnership with UNEP), the Sustainable Innovation Expo (held exclusively at the annual Global Ministerial Environment Forum at UNEP Headquarters in Nairobi) and the co-organisation of the Global Green Growth Forum (3GF) in Copenhagen, Denmark. Publications include Climate Action-which for the last 6 years has showcased the business case for sustainability, and Sustainable Cities--a quarterly publication focusing on the urban environment. Together, both organisations have worked with more than 100 corporate clients, 100 industry associations, 200 speakers and 100 governments at national and local level. MICHAEL MATHRES / Director & Founder / LONDON / +44 7427 30 77 30 / [email protected] PETRA HARKAY / Account Director / LONDON / +44 20 7871 0123 / [email protected] JENS NIELSEN / CEO & Founder / COPENHAGEN / +45 2616 0696 / [email protected] PATRICK VAN LEEUWEN / Partner / BRUSSELS / +32 475 96 47 72 / [email protected] ANTONIO de CASTRO NEVES / Partner / RIO de JANEIRO / +21 3594 9336 / [email protected] SUSIE WHITE / Partner / JOHANNESBURG / +27 82 882 9391 / [email protected] MICHAEL NDINISA / Partner / JOHANNESBURG / +27 76 058 4044 / [email protected]

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