October 24-26

Huntington Beach, California

Breakout Sessions

Net Zero by 2050: The Innovation Pathway

October 24, 2017, 3:00 pm-4:00 pm

The Paris Agreement set the world in motion for net-zero emissions by 2050 and its 188 climate plans all include this ground-breaking milestone. The emissions curve is already starting to bend, with global emissions holding steady over the past three years, even as economic growth increases—the challenge now is to accelerate this transition, which will require deep transformations. For the private sector, achieving net-zero emissions will challenge current modes of production, manufacturing, consumption, product design, and financing tools. Participants will leave this session with a better understanding of the risks they will face and opportunities to find innovative ways to be a leader in a low-carbon economy.

Session Speakers

Björn Hannappel

Björn Hannappel

Head of Responsibility Strategy and Standards
Deutsche Post DHL Group

Brandon Owens

Brandon Owens

Director, Environmental Strategy and Analytics

Emilie Prattico

Emilie Prattico


Additional confirmed speakers will be published later this summer. Please check back for updates.

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