From start-ups to major corporates, companies are developing strategies in response to disruptive changes that have been brought by climate change and the low-carbon transition. At the same time, new technologies and big data will make it possible to reconfigure future activities and patterns of demand and consumption. The 2018 Chatham House Climate Change Conference will ask how these new business models and technological frontiers can drive sustainability and decarbonization as well as provide practical solutions to mitigating and managing climate change.
Following the publication in early October of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5 °C, this conference will also offer an early opportunity to discuss the implications of its findings with policy-makers, climate scientists, NGOs, and business and political leaders.
The 22nd annual Chatham House Climate Change Conference will address:
- New frontiers of innovation in sectors with high emissions and reduction potential (agriculture, construction, transport, shipping, etc.);
- How to incorporate climate considerations into the regulation, supervision and oversight of financial markets and institutions;
- Developments in extreme event attribution science and the implications for climate litigation;
- The conclusions of the IPCC special report and implications for mitigation efforts, adaptation and the international negotiations;
- Prospects for COP24 and delivering on climate ambitions by 2020