"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
The largest business-focused event held during the annual Conference of Parties (COP), the Sustainable Innovation Forum 2017 heads to Bonn, Germany – the home of the UNFCCC.
Now in its 8th year, the event will gather 600+ of the most influential national and local policy makers, UN agencies, business leaders, investors and international NGOs to meet, share knowledge and lead by example towards the full achievement of the Paris Agreement's ambitious climate goals.
Join us for debate and discussion around crucial key topics including:
- Renewable energy
- Circular economy
- Sustainable land and water management
- Carbon markets
- Climate finance
- Climate innovation in emerging regions
Key public and private sector leaders will share successful case studies and identify opportunities for future innovation.
Join us and 600+ leading industry figures in November in Bonn, Germany to drive your business strategy and policy vision towards a more sustainable future.
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 digested and 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:
CLIMATE ACTION 2016-7
10th ANNIVERSARY EDITION
FOR COP22, MARRAKECH, MOROCCO
Includes perspectives from:
Erik Solheim * Hakima El Haité * Patricia Espinosa * Dr Hoesung Lee * Janos Pasztor * Barbara Hendricks * Amina J Mohammed * Catherine McKenna * Pablo Badenier Martinez * José Sarney Filho * Guðni Th. Jóhannesson * Kimmo Tiilikainen * Peter Bakker * Siemens AG * The European Investment Bank * Mafalda Duarte * Rachel Kyte * Adnan Z Amin* Younghoon David Kim * Houlin Zhao * Eduardo Paes * Terri Wills * Dr Fatih Birol * José Graziano da Silva * The BMW Group * Climate Leadership Council * CEMIG * Vattenfall * Amundi * ACWA Power * Coca Cola
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