Who would you like to take part in our next Twitter Q&A?
- 07 March 2014
LONDON: 2014 is The Climate Group's 10th anniversary. We're celebrating with a series of activities that highlight our past achievements, as well as drive forward our work to secure a thriving low carbon future for all. As part of our program we will be hosting a series of live Twitter Q&As with business, government and thought-leaders.
But who would you like us to host? And importantly, what topics would you like us to cover? Maybe you want more insight on China's climate policies, prospects for COP21 in Paris, answers from a sub-national government leader, or the opportunity to speak to one of our innovating corporate partners? Perhaps you want to learn more about climate financing, or solar PV?
Through 2012-13 we hosted several Twitter Q&As with inspiring, international leaders, who answered your questions and shared their thoughts on a range of themes related to climate change and the low carbon economy.
In the weeks leading up to Rio+20 Earth Summit where we launched our Clean Revolution campaign, we hosted sessions with:
- Tom Burke, Founding Director, E3G and our CEO, Mark Kenber, on what we need to achieve a clean revolution
- Harry Verhaar, Senior Director Energy and Climate Change, Philips Lighting on driving an LED lighting revolution before 2020
- World Bank climate experts Lucia Grenna, Connect4Climate Program Manager; and Angus Friday, Senior International Climate Policy Specialist on the role the public must play in catalyzing climate action at higher levels
- Colin Calder, Founder and CEO, PassivSystems about affordable energy for all, with a focus on smart grids
- John Pflueger, Principal Environmental Strategist, Dell on the green ICT revolution
- Dr. David Bresch, Head Sustainability and Political Risk Management and Andreas Spiegel, Senior Climate Change Advisor, on climate adaptation
- Niall Dunne, Chief Sustainability Officer, BT on ICT for a better future.
Then throughout 2013 we hosted influential leaders who talked about an even wider array of topics, from climate action mobilization and urban resilience to green investment and clean technologies:
- Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary, UNFCCC, joined us on Twitter to answer your questions on achieving momentum towards a global climate framework
- Michael Liebreich, CEO, Bloomberg New Energy Finance, took part in our second Twitter Q&A of 2013, which was on the topic of clean energy investment
- Leading cleantech venture capitalist Steve Westly, talked about clean energy industry prospects
- Swiss Re's David Bresch and Andreas Spiegel, joined us again on Twitter to answer questions on urban resilience
- During the fifth anniversary of Climate Week NYC, we held a live Q&A with Harry Verhaar of Philips Lighting, on the future of LED lighting
- Connie Hedegaard, EU Commissioner for Climate Action, shared her insight on the EU's climate awareness-raising campaign, A world you like, with a climate you like
- We also hosted Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary, UNFCCC for a second session, to talk about the urgent need for business action at COP19
- And we ended the year with a Q&A featuring Kevin Moss, Programme Director Net Good, BT, to discuss the opportunity of 'Net Good' business.
As you can see, there is a lot to talk about around the clean revolution we need to achieve a global climate deal, a safer planet, and a more prosperous future for all.