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Stronger Together: How Can We Achieve Common Goals through the Interrelation of International Processes?

14 November 2017 | Bonn, Germany

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This opening event of the Framing the Future Dialogues convened on 14 November 2017, in Bonn, Germany, on the sidelines of the 23rd session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 23) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The aim of the event, which was organized by WWF, was to foster strategic dialogues around the future global environment and development framework. The event explored the elements and streams that will facilitate and collectively align a common long-term vision. Participants considered the pathway to a sustainable 2050, the current geopolitical context and new social impacts, as well as internal management constraints. Discussion also centered on the interdependence of international processes, and the importance of accelerating action to secure robust implementation.

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L-R: Paul Polman, CEO, Unilever; Pascal Canfin, CEO, WWF France; Jennifer Morgan, Executive Director, Greenpeace International;  Ramiro Fernández, Avina; Manuel Pulgar-Vidal, Global Leader, WWF Climate and Energy Practice; and Edmund Gerald Brown, Jr., Governor of California


Edmund Gerald Brown, Governor of California, US, “Species are like bolts in an airplane; how many bolts can you take out before the plane crashes?"

Manuel Pulgar-Vidal, Global Leader, WWF Climate and Energy Practice, moderated the session.

Participants during the event

Paul Polman, CEO, Unilver, said that “the biggest catalyzer [for climate action] is to show that it is an exciting business proposition.”

 

Ramiro Fernandez, AVINA, said that “we need to celebrate the success of the global climate action movement.”

Jennifer Morgan, Executive Director, Greenpeace International, advocated "moving away from oil and conflict towards renewable energy."

 

Pascal Canfin, CEO, WWF France, emphasized that the mission to fight climate change has to be linked to security.