Update Dec 4: Recorded video to watch here. (Registration needed)
In this seminar titled “Positive tipping points – how to bridge the gap between solutions and climate negotiations”, we will explore the positive tipping points together with business leaders, policymakers and scientists. We are finding out which are on the horizon or already achieved, delving into the success factors driving these transformative moments.
The seminar will broadcast live Saturday 2 December 10:00 – 11:15 GST (GMT+4) from Business Sweden’s web-page.
- Introduction by Johan Rockström, Director of Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, PIK-Climate, and Global Challenges Foundation board member
- Mattias Frumerie, Climate Ambassador and Head of Delegation to UNFCCC at Swedish Ministry of Climate and Enterprise
- Dr. Arunabha Ghosh, Founder and CEO, Council of Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW)
- Lena Hök, Executive VP Sustainability and Innovation, Skanska
- Dr. David Obura, Commissioner of the Earth Commission, Director Cordio East Africa, and Chair of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES)
- Jonas Otterheim, Head of Climate Action, Volvo Cars
- Bella Tonkonogy, Director, Climate Policy Initiative
- Dr. Arunabha Ghosh, and
- Linda Burenius, Head of Development, Global Challenges Foundation
Topics to be discussed
Tipping points do not only occur in undesirable processes. Conversely, they can be a factor in desirable developments.
Whilst human activities are pushing the planet towards negative tipping points, jeopardising the very foundations of human well-being on earth, there exists viable solutions that could keep the world on track – provided there’s robust support in policy, finance, and leadership for swift global implementation.
The seminar is arranged by the Global Challenges Foundation and held at the Business Sweden pavilion, in the Blue Zone at COP28.
For further background information on the topic: see this text on tipping points by Magnus Jiborn, senior advisor, Global Challenges Foundation.
The UN Climate Change Conference COP28 will take place 1 – 12 December 2024 in Dubai, UAE.