"We need to prove that protecting the environment is profitable and in everyone's best interests. We can do this by holding up successful examples."
– Erik Solheim, Executive Director of UN Environment
Taking place alongside COP23, adjacent to the Bula zone, SIF brings together 600+ carefully hand picked delegates, including: Ministers of Energy and Climate Change, Blue Chip CEOs, Mayors, Responsible Investors, Development Banks, Green Entrepreneurs and media, for two packed days of capacity building, networking, collaboration and deal making that will galvanise and fast track the green economy.
Governments, cities and regions from the 152 countries that have ratified the Paris Agreement, must now meet their national climate change commitments ( INDC’s ) so they are looking for the clean energy, low carbon transport and finance solutions to make this a reality.
SIF17 provides a world class line up of keynotes, panel discussions, networking sessions, live interviews, innovation spotlights, CEO panels, Mayors breakfast briefings and much more.
The 8th Sustainable Innovation Forum takes place steps away from the COP23 ‘Bula Zone’!
Adjacent to the Bula/negotiation Zone of COP23 in Bonn, the Sustainable Innovation Forum will take place on the lawn of the Deutsche Post DHL Group Post Tower (Post Tower) premises.
The Sustainable Innovation Forum will be hosted on DHL’s lawn, in the shadow of the 162.5 metre Post Tower - a building powered by 100% certified renewable energy, with a cooling system that uses natural, local sources of wind and water, allowing it to consume 30% less energy. On the DHL lawn, SIF will take place inside award-winning inflatable structures that will be powered as far as possible by DHL’s renewable energy and any food waste from the Forum will be converted into energy.
The Sustainable Innovation Forum’s venue will be made available to hire over the 2 weeks of COP23.
For more information about the venue, please click here
2016's Show Highlights:
Our satisfied attendees say it best
''The 2014 SIF event brought together a diverse group of stakeholders; a most interactive and engaging conference.''Ron Cotterman Vice President, Sustainablility, Sealed Air
“The Sustainable Innovation Forum is my favourite event at the COP. Positive, practical and inspiring.”Jane Burston Head - Centre for Carbon Measurement, National Physical Laboratory
“The Sustainable Innovation Forum is one of the key side events during the COP conferences. I am very pleased to have been part of this outstanding forum, bringing together an excellent mix of speakers and participants”.Jonathan Taylor Vice-President Environment and Climate Action, European Investment Bank (EIB)
“I thought the event was excellent, bringing together some very diverse perspectives and with a welcome visibility for different age groups, especially the young professionals”.Joan McNaughton Chair, The World Energy Council
“The Sustainable Innovation Forum gave hope to everyone, as it presented the issue of climate change under the angle of profitable solutions rather than expensive problems.”Dr Bertrand Piccard Initiator, Chairman and Pilot, Solar Impulse