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5th Global Event of the Low Carbon Technology Partnerships initiative (LCTPi):

LCTPi Roundtable 5

1 June 2016 | San Francisco, US

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A view of the Westin St. Francis in San Francisco, venue of LCTPi 5 (photo courtesy of the Westin St. Francis)

The Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco

The 5th Global Event of the Low Carbon Technology Partnerships initiative (LCTPi 5) was held on Wednesday, 1 June 2016, in San Francisco, US, and focused on the power of private sector engagement to implement ambitious climate action. Taking place back to back with the seventh meeting of the Clean Energy Ministerial, around 250 participants engaged in a discussion on how to accelerate a transition to a low carbon economy.

In the morning, an opening plenary took place to introduce the LCTPi. Debates were organized around the following sessions: Insights from the Policy World; Insights from Innovative Business; Partnerships for Low Carbon Transformation; LCTPi-the Way Forward. After the opening plenary, participants attended parallel breakout sessions, including on: Low Carbon Transport Fuels, which launched the “below50 campaign”; Renewable Integration; Cement; and Climate Smart Agriculture.

In the afternoon, participants continued working in parallel sessions, which focused on: Renewables Finance; Energy Efficiency in Buildings; Forests and Low Carbon Freight.

The Closing Plenary took place in the presence of Laurence Tubiana, Climate Change Champion, France; David Hochschild, Commissioner, California Energy Commission; and Nezha Larhrissi, Advisor, Technology & Sustainable Development, Ministry of Environment, Morocco. In closing, Peter Bakker, President & CEO, WBCSD, thanked all participants highlighting the potential of the business sector to accelerate the transition to a low carbon economy and invited attendees to further engage with the LCTPi initiative. The meeting concluded at 4:40pm.

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Opening Plenary

Peter Bakker, President & CEO, WBCSD

Petri Peltonen, Under-Secretary of State, Ministry of Employment and the Economy, Finland

Rachel Kyte, CEO, Sustainable Energy for All

Lisa Jackson, VP Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives, Apple

Morning Parallel Breakout Sessions

Panel on "Below50: Low Carbon Transport Fuels" (L-R): Edward Rogers, Global Director of Sustainability, UPS; Raffi Mardirosian, VP Corporate Development, Joule; Sean Simpson, Co-Founder & CSO, LanzaTech; Hugh C. Walsh, North American President, DSM; Gerard Ostheimer, Lead HIO Bioenergy, SE4ALL

Raffi Mardirosian, VP Corporate Development, Joule


Kevin R. Fingerman, Associate Professor, Energy & Climate Department of Environmental Science & Management, Humbolt State University

Maria Mendiluce, Managing Director, Climate & Energy, WBCSD

Tom Steyer, Founder and President, NextGen Climate

Parallel Breakout Session: Renewables Integration

Prith Banerjee, EVP & Chief Technology Officer, Schneider Electric

Scott Berger, Senior Researcher, MIT Initiative

A view of the Westin Hotel Lobby, San Francisco, where the event took place

Phillippe Fonta, Managing Director, Cement Sustainability Initiative (CSI) & Tires Industry Project (TIP) WBCSD

Delegates in breakout session on cement

Breakout Session: Climate Smart Agriculture

AG Kawamura, Co-Chair, Solutions for the Land

Ernie Shea, President, Solutions for the Land

Afternoon Parallel Breakout Sessions

Pascale Lagacé, VP Environment & Climate Change, Resolute Forest Products

Mathew Reddy, Director, Forest Solutions Group & Climate Smart Agriculture, WBCSD

Rasmus Valanko, Director, Climate & Energy, WBCSD

Martin Rapos, Energy & Mobility Director Routemonkey

Andrew McAllister, Commissioner, California Energy Commission

Marina Badoian-Kriticos Senior Advisor of Sustainability, City of Houston

William M. Sisson, Director of Sustainability, United Technologies

Shari Friedman, Senior Strategy Officer, Climate Change, International Finance Corporation

Jeanne Ng, Director, Group Sustainability, CLP, Power Hong Kong Limited

Closing Plenary

David Hochschild, Commissioner, California Energy Commission

Laurence Tubiana, Climate Change Champion, France

Helen Baker, Program Manager, Low Carbon Technology Partnership Initiative (LCTPi) , WBCSD

Nezha Larhrissi, Advisor, Technology & Sustainable Development, Ministry of Environment, Morocco

L-R: Florian Barth, CEO Fox Creek Fund LLC; Peter Bakker, President & CEO, WBCSD; James G. Toscas, President & CEO PCA; Michael J. Schneider, President, American Concrete Institute

Funding for coverage of LCTPi 5 has been provided by LCTPi