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Business Implications of Copenhagen

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Cambridge Programme for Sustainability Leadership






Business Implications of Copenhagen - discussion with the Minister of
Water and Environmental Affairs




Monday 15 February 2010



17:30 for 18:00



Centre for the Book, 62 Queen Victoria Street, Cape Town



R230 *

The University of Cambridge Programme for Sustainability Leadership, invites you to a panel discussion on the business implications of the recent UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen.

Copenhagen was a disappointment to many as no binding targets were agreed upon and the viability of the UN negotiating process itself was brought into question. But, just before the Copenhagen negotiations President Zuma made quite a bold proposal for South African carbon emission reductions up until 2025, confirmed these in the the last-minute negotiations with the US, Indian, Chinese and Brazilian presidents and was party to the final negotiations that led to the Copenhagen Accord.

How can our country achieve these ambitious targets and keep the lights on? How will the global climate discussion unfold in the future? What regulations and incentives can South African businesses expect as we accelerate our transition to a low carbon economy?

The Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs, two business leaders and one of the country's top climate policy experts will share their views on the Business Implications of Copenhagen.


Hon. Buyelwa Sonjica


Minister of Water & Environmental Affairs

Stefan Raubenheimer


Co-facilitator of the government's Long Term Mitigation Scenarios process

Ian Kirk


Chief Executive, Santam

Gareth Ackerman


Chair, Pick n Pay Holdings


Booking is essential. To book and pay, please click here


* The event is free for Forum members

Cambridge Programme for Sustainability Leadership, South African Office
Open Innovation Studio, 27 Buitenkant Street, Cape Town, 8000
Tel:  +27 (0)21 469 4765 
E-mail: info.sa@cpsl.cam.ac.uk
Web: www.cpsl.co.za