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2017-11-25 20:12:57

WORLD TECHNOLOGY LEADERS & POLICY MAKERS TALK GREEN SOLUTIONS FOR THE PLANET AT UN HI-TECH WEEKEND AT NAIROBI, KENYA

LAUNCH OF PIONEERING BUSINESS-POLICY-SCIENCE 'GREEN SOLUTIONS' FORUM

Leaders from: IBM - PHILIPS - ENEL - ENGIE - NASA - INTERNATIONAL INDUSTRY ALLIANCES - TOP SCIENTIFIC INSTITUTES AND RESEARCH FUNDERS

From artificial intelligence, remote sensing and satellite earth observation systems to new technologies that allow the capture of drinking water from the atmosphere and renewable energy from wastewater treatment processes, the inaugural UN Science-Policy-Business Forum on the Environment will be launched in a first-of-its-kind event, hosted by UN Environment on 2 and 3 December 2017 in Nairobi.

Leaders of global industries and technology trailblazers from around the world -- together making up industries worth billions of dollars -- will join hands with top scientists and policy makers to launch the UN Science-Policy-Business Forum on the Environment in Nairobi on 2 and 3 December 2017, the weekend ahead of the convening of the third session of the UN Environment Assembly.

The event will be lead by H.E. President of the UN General Assembly Peter Thomson and H.E. President of the UN Environment Assembly Edgar Gutiérrez.
The UN Science-Policy-Business Forum on the Environment aims to shed light on green solutions to address the global pollution threat. It will identify and promote opportunities to grow green technology markets, driven by advances in science and technology, empowering policies and innovative financing. The forum will strengthen the wider interface between science, policy, business and society by building consensus around key issues and by tearing down traditional barriers between these sectors.

Key events:

OPENING PLENARY : Saturday, 2 December 2017 from 11:00 to 12:00 hrs
CONCLUDING SESSION & OPENING OF SUSTAINABLE INNOVATION EXPO : Sunday, 3 December 2017 from 14:00 to 15:30
24 Specialized Sessions: Full programme attached

Speakers include:

IBM: Vice President, Wayne Balta
Philips: Head of Global Public & Government Affairs, Harry Verhaar
ENEL: Head of Environmental Policies, Luca Meini
International Copper Association: Executive Director, Steve Kukoda
International Fertilizer Industry Association: Director Communications & Public Affairs, Yvonne Harz-Pitre
China Society of Entrepreneurs for Ecology: Director, Xiaohua Qian
Thomson Reuters Corporation: Head of Sustainability, Timothy Nixon
International Resource Panel: Co-Chair, Janez Potočnik
Belmont Forum: Executive Director, Erica Key
Start International: Executive Director, Cheikh Mbow



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