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Wednesday, March 26 / 8:30am - 9:15am
GLOBE 2014 is all about the future, a future that is full of promise and opportunities, but also full of challenges that require new ways of thinking and doing business. How can technology, innovation, and collaboration be applied in order to address today’s challenges and accelerate climate action? How can trade between business, communities, and nations help to facilitate more prosperous local and global green economies?
The GLOBE 2014 Opening Plenary will set the stage for all that will follow over the next three days. But it will also set each and every one of us on a new path to a better tomorrow, a tomorrow that we can fashion from what we will learn together today.
Hon. Christy Clark,Premier, Government of British Columbia
Lord Ian Livingston,
Minister of State,
UK Trade & Investment
Jim BalsillieChair of the BoardSustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC)
Wednesday, March 26 / 9:15am - 10:00am
The need to feed, power, house, move, and enhance the quality of life of a world community headed toward 9 billion people will define the marketplace of the future. Hear BASF Corporation CEO Hans Engel’s perspectives on the world’s most pressing sustainability challenges and how chemistry and innovation are driving the solutions.
Hans Engel, Chairman & CEO, BASF Corp. & CFO, BASF SE,
USA & Germany
Marc Gunther, Co-Chair, Fortune Brainstorm Green &
Editor-at-Large, Guardian Sustainable Business, USA
Wednesday, March 26 / 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Clean energy technology holds the promise for a more sustainable, less carbon intensive economic future. But policies and programs to stimulate investment in such technologies and to promote their wider deployment need to be expanded. Robert F. Kennedy Jr., an internationally recognized environmentalist, and Wal van Lierop, President and CEO of Chrysalix Energy Venture Capital, will share the stage at GLOBE 2014 as part of a special armchair dialogue on innovation and the future of clean technology. This lively discussion will reveal why a well-known environmentalist and a respected businessman share a passion about clean capitalism, namely that profit, innovation, and solving environmental problems can all be enhanced by embracing clean technology innovation.
Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., President, Watekeeper Alliance,
& Venture Partner, Vantage Point Capital, USA
Wal van Lierop, Co-Founder, President & CEO,
Chrysalix Energy Venture Capital
Wednesday, March 26 / 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Digging up and burning fossil fuels has transformed human existence and made industrial and urban civilization possible. However, fossil fuels are not necessarily the only, best, or even the cheapest way to sustain and expand the global economy. In this special keynote, Amory Lovins, Co-founder and Chief Scientist at Rocky Mountain Institute, will share insights from his Reinventing Fire research that maps out pathways for a strong global economy without the need for oil, coal, or nuclear energy.
Amory Lovins, Co-Founder & Chief Scientist,
Rocky Mountain Institute, USA
Thursday, March 27 / 2:45pm - 3:45pm
There have been calls from many quarters for a strategy to guide public policy and private investment in Canada’s energy sector. As the ‘owners’ of Canada’s natural resources, provinces and territories have a key role to play in shaping the development, processing, distribution, use and trade in our abundant energy resources, both renewable and non-renewable. This session will bring together a select group of provincial energy ministers and representatives from the business community to explore regional priorities for a Canadian energy strategy delivering economic prosperity, improvements in environmental performance and a secure, reliable and affordable energy supply.
Velma McColl, Principal, Earnscliffe Strategy Group (M)
Hon. John Manley, President & CEO, Canadian Council of Chief Executives
Hon. Rich Coleman, Deputy Premier, Minister of Natural Gas Development, Government of British Columbia
Hon. Diana McQueen, Minister of Energy, Government of Alberta
Janet Annesley, Vice President of Communications, Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP)
Hon. Stan Struthers, Minister responsible for Manitoba Hydro, Government of Manitoba
Friday, March 28 / 8:30am - 11:15am
China's Twelfth Five-Year Plan (2011-2015) and other government policies have set ambitious targets for greener growth and greater social stability in rural and inland areas. Repairing China's damaged waterways, agricultural lands, and improving air and water quality in major urban areas, the costs of which are estimated at over $400 billion, are straining the resources of national and state authorities that might better be used to move China toward the more resilient and ecologically sensitive economy it desires.
Despite its continued dependency on fossil fuel energy resources, China has become the world's largest market for renewable energy deployment and one of the largest suppliers of clean energy technologies. This is creating exciting new partnership opportunities for foreign suppliers.
Business and government leaders at the forefront of these new partnerships will share their insights on the challenges, risks and the enormous opportunities that are reshaping the Middle Kingdom. Learn why helping to "green" China is also a way to green the entire world.
Moderator & Host:
Jonathan Woetzel, Director,
McKinsey & Co. & Co-Chair, Urban China Initiative
Hon. Teresa Wat, Minister of International Trade,
Province of British Columbia, Canada
Wang YiNing, Secretary General,
China Association of Machinery Industry for Environmental Protection (CAMIE), China
Fang Li, Deputy Director General, Foreign Economic Cooperation Center,
Ministry of Environmental Protection & Assistant Secretary General, CCICED, China
Du Haolin, Manager, China Energy Conservation &
Environmental Protection Group, China
Rosita Wong, Founder & President,
John O'Brien, Managing Director,
Sino Cleantech, Australia
Nicholas Parker, Managing Partner,
Global Acceleration Partners Inc., Canada
Stephen Clarke, Vice President,
Phase Separation Solutions, Canada
Friday, March 28 / 10:15am - 11:15am
Dubai’s progress towards a sustainable green economy, a smart city and a global gateway for green trade and investment, connecting developed, emerging and developing markets, will help accelerate the adoption of green technologies, products and services in a region of over 2.2 Billion consumers.
Hear from top government and business leaders the latest opportunities arising from Dubai’s strategic commitment to green economic growth, public –private partnership, solar, smart-grid and Demand- Side Management projects, as well as Green Buildings, sustainable transport and smart government.
Also learn how Dubai is turning to a global innovation hub in the lead to hosting EXPO 2020 for the first time in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia (MENASA) region.
Presented in Collaboration with:
John Wiebe, President & CEO,
GLOBE Group, Canada (M)
Waleed Salman, Chairman,
Dubai Green Economy Partnership & EVP, Strategy & Business Development,
Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA), UAE
Fahad Al Gergawi, Secretary General,
Dubai Green Economy Partnership & CEO,
Dubai Investment Development Est., UAE.
Marwan Abdulaziz, Executive Director,
TECOM Science Cluster (ENPARK & DUBIOTECH), UAE
Taher Diab, Director of Strategy & Planning,
Dubai Supreme Council of Energy
Soliman Al Rifai, Director of Project Finance,
Dubai Carbon Center of Excellence
Mohammed Al Shamsi, Manager, Climate Change & Sustainability,
Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA)
Friday, March 28 / 11:30am - 12:30pm
The GLOBE Series has been around for 24 years now. So what will the next quarter century bring? At the GLOBE 2014 Friday Town Hall, the "Sages of Sustainability" will cast their views forward and share their perspectives on environmental and business challenges, opportunities, and innovations into the foreseeable and not-so-foreseeable future. In keeping with GLOBE tradition, the Friday Town Hall will be fully interactive, allowing delegates to raise issues and query the panel on a diverse array of issues.
Chris Henderson, President,
Lumos Energy & Founder, Delphi Group, Canada (M)
Michael Brown, Co-Founder,
Chrysalix Energy Venture Capital, Canada
Bruce Anderson, Chairman,
Abacus Data, Canada
Mike Harcourt, Chairman,
Quality Urban Energy Systems of Tomorrow (QUEST), Canada
Hon. Mary Polak, Minister of Environment,
Government of British Columbia, Canada
Marc Gunther, Editor-at-Large,
Guardian Sustainable Business, USA
Friday, March 28 / 2:00pm - 3:30pm Room 11
Presented in Collaboration with Metro Vancouver and the National Zero Waste Council
Waste generation - ranging from food to packaging and beyond - is one of Canada's leading economic and environmental challenges facing cities and communities across the country. Canada's National Zero Waste Council is a new cross-sectoral leadership initiative tackling this challenge head on, driving forward a national waste prevention and reduction agenda by encouraging design and behavior change in support of a shift to a circular economy and a world without waste.
Moderated by CBC's Marketplace Host, Erica Johnson, this session will discuss and debate how the Council best moves forward a waste prevention agenda, what a supporting business case looks like and who needs to be involved to make large-scale system change possible.
Erica Johnson, Host, Marketplace,
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
Jamie Butterworth, Chief Executive,
Ellen MacArthur Foundation, United Kingdom
Natalie St. Pierre, Vice President - Sustainability and Quebec,
Retail Council of Canada
Shelley Carroll, Councillor, City of Toronto,
& Director, National Zero Waste Council, Canada
Michael Goeres, Executive Director,
Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment