Track: BforPlanet

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Wednesday 07
Save to calendar 07-07-2021 09:3007-07-2021 09:40Europe/MadridPlanet in Need. Business in Action

BForPlanet provides a platform for debate and engagement around the issues facing humanity in the coming years. The event aims to be a crucial cog not only in tackling climate change, but also in enabling a shift towards creating a sustainable, more rewarding economy to build strong relationships and partnerships. We’re calling on everyone who is willing to be part of the solution, not the problem, to join us and talk about the vital need to be active and fight for our increasingly threatened world.

Barcelona (Montjuïc Venue) & Online

Planet in Need. Business in Action

BforPlanet #Agenda 2030, #Alliances, #Business Models, #Collaboration, #Global Goals, #Sustainable Development Goals
09:30h - 09:40h (GMT+)
Save to calendar 07-07-2021 09:4007-07-2021 10:10Europe/MadridOdile Rodriguez de la Fuente | Keynote Session | Climate for Change

Humanity is facing the greatest challenge it has ever encountered in its short but proliferous history. The main lesson we can draw, from the current systemic crisis, is that we cannot continue living, collectively and individually, against nature. But what if the current climate crisis was an opportunity to learn from our mistakes and rethink our identity? How are nature-based solutions helping achieve this goal? Can we really relate to our environment in a much healthier and wise way?

Barcelona (Montjuïc Venue) & Online
Save to calendar 07-07-2021 16:4507-07-2021 17:05Europe/MadridGiorgio Busnelli | Inspirational Talk | The Climate Pledge & Amazon

Amazon and Global Optimism joined forces in 2019 to launch The Climate Pledge, an initiative aimed at bringing together companies from all over the world to be net zero carbon across their business by 2040, 10 years ahead of the Paris Agreement. Today, more than 100 companies are committed to implement decarbonization strategies by investing in renewable energy, electric vehicles, and nature-based solutions. Innovation is powering sustainability.


SDGs: 7,9,12,13,15,17

Barcelona (Montjuïc Venue) & Online

Giorgio Busnelli | Inspirational Talk | The Climate Pledge & Amazon

BforPlanet #Business Models, #Climate Emergency, #Decarbonisation, #Low Emissions Tech, #Net-Zero, #Renewables, #Zero Emissions
16:45h - 17:05h (GMT+)
Thursday 08
Save to calendar 08-07-2021 09:3008-07-2021 09:40Europe/MadridLaia Bonet | Inspirational Talk | New Economic 2030 Agenda through Innovation

Barcelona is building up an economic strategy for the next decade based on innovation to achieve the SDG Goals and to make the city able to adapt to challenges such as the ecological and digital transitions which have been speeded up by the pandemic.


SDGs: 8,9,10,11,12,13

Barcelona (Montjuïc Venue) & Online

Laia Bonet | Inspirational Talk | New Economic 2030 Agenda through Innovation

BforPlanet #Agenda 2030, #Economic Models, #Global Goals, #Green Deal, #Innovation Ecosystems, #Responsible Consumption, #Responsible Economy
09:30h - 09:40h (GMT+)
Save to calendar 08-07-2021 10:4008-07-2021 11:00Europe/MadridAugusto López-Claros | Keynote Session | Lessons from COVID-19 and the Future of the SDGs

COVID-19 has been the most intense economic crisis since the Great Depression. It has reversed many of the development gains of the past 3 decades, including in the fight against extreme poverty. What are the lessons learned and why is it vitally important to build upon them to create a more sustainable, equitable world, with opportunity for all? And what are the likely costs of inaction as we confront global risks on multiple fronts?


SDGs: 1, 3, 8, 9, 10, 16, 17

Barcelona (Montjuïc Venue) & Online
Save to calendar 08-07-2021 15:0008-07-2021 15:15Europe/MadridFelix Finkbeiner | Interview | Why We Need a Trillion Trees

Planting billions of trees worldwide has great potential to tackle the climate crisis, as it's one of the most efficient ways to capture CO2. In fact, one trillion trees could buy us up to 15 years to reduce our emissions to zero, while contributing to livelihoods and biodiversity. But is this feasible? How can we restore forests to keep temperature rise below 2Cº?


SDGs: 4, 13, 15

Barcelona (Montjuïc Venue) & Online