‘What comes after COP21?’ – The impact of Community Action


Event Details

  • Start: November 10, 2015 11:30 am

American-Danish Business Council in partnership with the UN Foundation invites you to join us for a lunch roundtable featuring:

Reid Detchon of the UN Foundation and Søren Hermansen of Samsø, the fossil free island.

The 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP 21 will be held in Paris from November 30 to December 11. The objective of the conference is the ambitious goal of achieving a united binding agreement on climate to be signed by all nations in the world.

Reid Detchon is Vice President for Energy and Climate Strategy at the United Nations Foundation. He is also the executive director of the Energy Future Coalition, a broad-based non-partisan public policy initiative supported by the UN Foundation, that seeks to bring about change in U.S. energy policy to address three critical challenges related to the production and use of energy: the political and economic security threat posed by the world’s dependence on oil; the risk to the global environment from climate change; and the lack of access of the world’s poor to the modern energy services they need for economic advancement.

Celebrated, Danish renewable energy and environmental specialist Søren Hermansen will be addressing key issues such as: how his municipality of Samso in Denmark reached energy independence in a decade and are now focusing on zero waste and the new generation of renewable solutions. His initiatives and experiences with sustainability on a small scale, like the island of Samso, will transition into a reflection, with co-speaker Reid Detchon, on what will happen after COP21 in terms of implementing solutions to meet ambitious goals, include low income communities, etc. The discussion will be moderated by Chris Bender, Director of government and public affairs, Novozymes North America.

When: November 10th, registration at 11.30 AM, lunch at 12 – 1.30 PM.

Where: The UN Foundation, 1750 Pennsylvania Ave NW

If you would like to attend the seminar, please RSVP to Anika Donaldson at anidon@um.dk by November 9th. Space is limited and reservations will be taken on a first come first serve basis.

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