The Economist Events’ Sustainability Summit 2018 will take place on March 22nd 2018 in London and will convene business leaders, policymakers, scientists, researchers, advocates and investors to gauge the scale of the task and work out how best to lead and encourage co-operation on the path to progress.
On 22 March, Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy Miguel Arias Cañete will deliver a keynote speech at the 2018 Sustainability Summit in London, setting out the urgent need to reorient global capital flows towards sustainable investment and how European financial players can capitalise on the massive investment opportunities presented by the Paris Agreement on climate change
Two high-level energy ministerial meetings, the Ninth Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM9) and the Third Mission Innovation Ministerial (MI-3), will be co-hosted by Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Norway, the European Commission and the Nordic Council of Ministers in the cities of Copenhagen and Malmö respectively.
The visit is in line with and will provide input and inspiration for the work of the ENVE commission on, inter alia, adapting to climate change, air quality, the circular economy package and the proposals on the European energy union.
Agenda items include rules for the internal market in natural gas, the WFD, climate governance after 2020: a contribution to the UNFCCC COP24, the Plastics Strategy and the contribution of EU local and regional authorities to CBD COP14.