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Carbon Club to set the agenda with ministers

09 Aug 2011

London Business School’s Carbon Club will co-host a roundtable on green economy with the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) at an agenda-setting conference in Kazakhstan in September.

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This will be the final event of the year in a series of roundtables set up between the club and the UN to bring together leading figures from the public and private sectors to forge actionable outcomes for the green economy.

The Carbon Club, made up of London Business School alumni and students, is the only club of its kind to have a partnership with the UN. The upcoming Seventh Ministerial Environment for Europe Conference brings together environment ministers from the UNECE region.

Explaining the School’s involvement in the green economy agenda, Carbon Club president Yossi Zahar MIFFT1999 said: “London Business School’s community of private/public sector alumni, academia and students has a wealth of financial skills, strategic thinking and practical experience.  As such, it is well positioned to contribute with actionable items to the climate change debate and greening the economy.”  

The Kazakhstan conference follows an event held this summer at London Business School entitled “Carbon mechanisms and innovative financing for green infrastructure”, at a time where infrastructure investment has received renewed interest among policymakers and investors.

The roundtables will be accompanied by a publication which draws on the research and public policy work done by London Business School, the wider United Nations and other contributors. The findings will contribute to next June’s Rio+20, United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in Brazil, in which the Carbon Club will be participating.