Now in its 6th year, World Climate Summit, organised by World Climate Ltd (WCL), is the original annual climate leaders forum, convening businesses, financial institutions, and governments alongside the historic United Nations conference on climate change, COP21. Since 2010, our aim has been to offer non-state actors and government leaders a meeting place to accelerate solutions to climate change.
Here are its accomplishments so far:
- Leaders: 300+ high-level speakers
- Partners: 100+ public and private sector partners
- Audience: 4,000+ business, finance, and government delegates
- Outcomes: 40+ initiatives launched
- Network: 15,000+ climate stakeholders
- Media: 1,000+ journalists
Past World Climate Summits include:
• World Climate Summit 2014 – The Fifth Annual World Climate Summit was held in Lima, Peru on the 9th of December. The World Climate Summit concluded its fifth annual conference in Lima as the most important and impactful business event during the COP20. The World Climate Summit was also selected as one of the events on the Lima Climate Action. The Lima Climate Action “label” is a stamp for selected events happening during COP20/ CMP10, will serve as a unifying concept and a benchmark for real, transformative, quantified pre-2020 climate action.
• World Climate Summit 2013 (Climate Solutions) – The World Climate Summit 2013 was held in Warsaw, Poland on the 17th and 18th of November. For the first time, World Climate Ltd and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) collaborated to provide a complementary series of business activities over the two days: Climate Solutions. The World Climate Summit was held on day 1 and the WBCSD Business Day on day 2. Warsaw marked the halfway point from the decisions in Durban to Paris in 2015, when a global deal is to be adopted.
• World Climate Summit 2012 – The Third Annual World Climate Summit in Doha during COP18 saw more than 600 delegates discuss and collaborate on green solutions with Ministers and CEOs from all over the world. The 2012 summit focused on the overarching theme of accelerating solutions to climate change, with a specific focus on Qatar, the Middle East and its relations to the rest of the world. Themes discussed were finance and scale, public-private partnerships, renewable energy, legislation and policy, cities and regions, transportation, carbon pricing, energy efficiency, and business leadership.
• World Climate Summit 2011 – The World Climate Summit 2011 was organised in Durban during COP17 saw President Jacob Zuma, 8 Ministers and 800 delegates discuss and collaborate on green solutions. The goal of the 2nd annual World Climate Summit was to learn, share, collaboratively strategize and plan, and launch new initiatives to address climate change and build the global green economy.
• World Climate Summit 2010 – The inaugural World Climate Summit in Cancun, along side COP 16, convened global leaders across business and government to identify new collaborative pathways for a prosperous green economy. 900 delegates from five continents convened and participated in active, energized and positive discussions with over 150 expert speakers, such as Sir Richard Branson, Ted Turner, President Calderon and Lord Nicholas Stern.