Tuesday, November 24, 2009
PLATFORM comes alive at the Copenhagen Climate Exchange (3-6th December 2009)
Participate in an open forum with the Climate Sustainability Platform
(19. November 2009)
Each day at the climate fair the Climate Sustainability Platform will hold an open forum for everyone to discuss climate sustainability solutions.
Uchita de Zoysa, who is the convener of the Climate Sustainability Platform, will deliver the keynote address at the opening session of the platform on December 3rd. He will be speaking on “It has to be CLIMATE SUSTAINBILITY”, and will be launching his book on the same title.
The Climate Sustainability Platform is an open forum for all stakeholders and the public to engage in dialogues, discussions, workshops, and build partnerships for climate sustainability solutions. Each day the dialogue of the platform will have a separate theme covering adaptation, mitigation, finance and technology finally culminating in the expression of a shared vision; and a Climate Sustainability Message will be delivered to COP15 and the negotiators.
A daily campus will offer six workshops investigating the challenges, roles and responsibilities in climate sustainability. The themes include; adaptation to a changing climate, mitigation options, lifestyle options, design and innovation, finance and technology and investment choices.
The platform also have an entrepreneur program where business cases from across the world will be presented and working groups will be challenged to create new solutions.
Besides being convener of the Climate Sustainability Platform, Uchita de Zoysa is also the executive director of the Centre for Environment and Development in Sri Lanka and chairman of Global Sustainability Solutions. He is also a member of the National Advisory Committee on Climate Change in his country.