7-18 December | Copenhagen, Denmark

From the 7th to 18th December 2009 the world’s governments meet in Copenhagen, Denmark, to negotiate and hopefully agree on what the global response to climate change and a successor deal to the Kyoto Protocol will look like. All potential outcome scenarios suggest that businesses, private finance and the capital markets need to play a major role in the battle against climate change – much more concerted action will be needed than in the past. UNEP FI’s presence at the COP 15 gives a voice to private lenders, insurers and investors on what is required by the future climate change regime in order to better mobilise the skills, entrepreneurship and products of the private sector in what remains one the greatest global challenges of the 21st century. Information on the COP 15 can be found on its official website: http://en.cop15.dk/ Block your diaries and join UNEP FI at the following events at the COP 15 in Denmark:

  1. The Materiality of Climate Change – the Nordic region and beyond
    Side event hosted by UNEP FI and Danske Bank
    Monday, 7 December 2009
    15:00 – 18:00
    Danske Bank, Kuppelsalen, Laksegade 10, 1063 København K



  2. Financing the battle – scaling up private sector investment through public mechanisms

    Main official side event on finance and investment at the COP15, hosted by UNEP FI and the Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC)
    Friday, 11 December 2009
    09:00 – 10:30 am
    Bella Centre, Halfdan Rasmussen

    Video: Global investors state urgent need for a global agreement on climate change
    (6:21 minutes – ClimateTalks.tv)


  3. Policies for a low-carbon built environment – Construction Counts for Climate!
    Side event hosted by the UNEP Marrakech Task Force on Sustainable Buildings and Construction and the UNEP FI Property Working Group
    Friday, 11 December 2009
    13:00 – 15:00
    EU Pavilion, Bella Centre


  4. Risks, insurance and investments – Supporting low carbon energy technologies
    Side event on the role of insurance in low carbon projects in developing and emerging economies, hosted by UNEP Energy Branch, WWF and RSA with support from UNEP FI Signatories MunichRe and CarbonRe.
    Thursday, 17 December
    8:30 – 13:00
    WWF Arctic Tent, at Nytorv in the centre of Copenhagen

    Participation by invitation only
    Please confirm your participation before December 4 by e-mail to Nicolaj Egerod at nicolaj.egerod@hillandknowlton.com


  5. Green Economy: Implementing a New Climate Deal
    Economic paths to prosperity, decent employment, and poverty reduction by accelerated investment in climate change mitigation and adaptation
    Main official side event of the United Nations Environment Programme
    Thursday, 17 December 2009
    13:00 – 14:30
    Bella Centre


  6. Daily finance and investment sector meetings for note-swaps during the COP
    For further information please contact: climate [at] unepfi.org


  7. Get updates on the progress and developments of the negotiations via Norton Rose
    For daily COP updates by an expert team of Norton Rose lawyers, either: