The Climate Group's 3rd European Members Meeting

11 February 2009

On 6 February, The Climate Group held its 3rd European Members Meeting. Corporate and government members of The Climate Group gathered to discuss the implications of a global deal on climate change on business operations in Europe.

Members heard from and participated in interactive discussions with distinguished speakers.

Jeremy Oppenheim, Director of McKinsey & Company outlined McKinsey's economic analysis of what a global climate change agreement will cost to implement.

The Climate Group's Policy Director Mark Kenber described what a successful agreement at Copenhagen might look like and explained the minimum requirements for a successful global deal.

Dr Nicola Notaro, Team Leader of International Climate Negotiations, European Commission detailed Europe's position going into the negotiations. And Mike Anderson, Director General of the UK Government's Department for Energy and Climate Change, led a discussion on what is politically important for the UK against the backdrop of European and international climate change policy.

Jon Williams, Partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers described what climate change means for European businesses. Dr Steve Howard, The Climate Group's CEO facilitated a lively audience & panel discussion on what various aspects of new international climate policy might mean for business.

Full speaker line-up

Simon Martin
Head of Group Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility, HSBC

Dr Steve Howard
CEO, The Climate Group

Jeremy Oppenheim
Director, McKinsey & Company

Mark Kenber
Policy Director, The Climate Group

Dr Nicola Notaro
Team Leader, International Climate Negotiations, European Commission

Mike Anderson
Director General, UK Government - Department for Energy and Climate Change

Jon Williams
Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers

Jim Walker
COO, The Climate Group

In Attendance

This well-attended event attracted senior business and government representatives from a diverse range of sectors. This included delegates from:

This event was hosted by HSBC which leads the HSBC Climate Partnership.

Alstom, Arup Group, Barclays, BP, British Sky Broadcasting, British Telecommunications, CBRE, Chinese Embassy, Cisco, Corus Group, UK Government - Department of Energy and Climate Change, Ecofin Research Foundation, European Climate Foundation, Google, HSBC, Johnson & Johnson, Man Group, Marks & Spencer, Munich Re, MWH, News International, Rio Tinto, Scottish Government, Scottish Power/Iberdrola, Standard Chartered, Swiss Re, Virgin, Virgin Unite, US Embassy, Vodafone, Welsh Assembly Government and Zennstrom Philanthropies.

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