Business & Climate Summit 2017 – Emerging economies perspective for all businesses, all governments, all people

New Delhi, India, • English

In partnership with the International Chamber of Commerce, the 2017 edition of the Business & Climate Change Summit (BCS) will take place in New Delhi on 31 August – 1 September.


Climate Change Summit

Climate Change Summit 2017

Join us at the Business and Climate Change Summit (BCS) –  the leading annual forum for businesses, investors and policymakers on climate action.

BCS is where business and governments come together to agree on a roadmap for reaching net zero emissions over the next half century. It demonstrates how low carbon strategies are good for business and good for growth – and builds the partnerships needed to scale up and accelerate the low carbon transition.

In the aftermath of the Paris Agreement we are on an irreversible path to a net zero carbon economy. However, to keep the average global temperature increase well below two degrees, we must act faster and more decisively than ever. It’s no longer just about commitments; it’s about real climate action.

Business holds the key to meeting global carbon reduction targets; and collaboration between business and government is critical to success. Forward thinking companies with climate change at the heart of their business strategies will reap the benefits of high return investments while those that don’t will face greater risks – from policy, investors and climate change itself.

Join us.

Target audience

  • Business and industry
  • Banks and financial institutions
  • Project developers, climate change consulting firms
  • Credit rating agencies
  • Central and state government ministries, departments and agencies
  • Carbon market exchanges
  • Carbon market research / communications / media firms
  • Industry associations
  • Multilateral and bilateral agencies
  • Municipal corporations and other urban local bodies
  • Renewable energy companies
  • Technology and equipment suppliers


Day 1: Thrusday, August 31, 2017
8:30 – 10:00Registration
10:00 – 11:00Inaugural Session
11:00 – 12:15Plenary Session I: Milestones to 2020, and Beyond under the Paris Agreement
12:15 – 13:30

Focus Session I

  • Urban Environment & Cities: Urban Mobility
  • Urban Environment & Cities: Built Environment & Spatial Planning
  • Clean Energy: Collaborative Approaches for Energy Access & Energy Security
13:30 – 14:15Lunch
14:15 – 15:30Plenary Session II: Mobilizing Private and Public Finance for Climate Action
15:30 – 15:45Refreshment Break
15:45– 17:00Focus Session II

  • Creating a Market for Wastewater, Solid Waste and Sanitation
  • Foregrounding Adaptation in Climate Change Action: Agriculture, Water & Forestry
17:00 – 18:15Plenary Session III: Innovation in Technology and Business Models for Mitigation
19:00 onwardsCocktail and Dinner (by invitation)
Day 2: Friday, September 1, 2017
10:00 – 11:15Plenary Session IV: India’s Policy and Business Climate for a Low Emissions Trajectory
11:15 – 12:30Focus Sessions III

Energy Efficiency: Creating a Market for Services and Products

Risk Mitigation for Business Resilience

12:30-13:45Plenary Session V: Emerging Scenario for Carbon Markets
13:45 – 14:30Lunch
14:30 – 15:45Focus Sessions IV

Foregrounding Adaptation in Climate Change Action: Disaster Risk Reduction

The Green Leap: Jobs and Skills in Low Carbon Spaces

15:45 – 17:00Concluding Plenary: Government Holds the Key; Business Brings the Solution
17:00 onwardsHigh Tea

Logistical notes


Le Mériden New Delhi

Windsor Place, New Delhi, New Delhi, 110001, India

Travel and accommodation

Visa: If you need a visa to enter India, we highly recommend that you begin the visa application process now. For more information on available visa types and to apply for your visa please see the Indian Visa Online Platform


Find all information on how to register via www.businessclimatesummit.com

Contact us

  • Majda Dabaghi
  • Senior Policy Manager, ICC Commission on Environment and Energy
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