Low carbon logic: how southern businesses are saving money by going green

18 March 2013 12:30 - 14:00 GMT+00
Public event
Streamed live online

Speakers:
Karen Ellis - Head of Programme, Private Sector and Markets, ODI
Alberto Lemma - Research Officer, Private Sector and Markets, ODI

Discussants:

Betty Maina - Chief Executive, Kenya Association of Manufacturers, and member of the High-Level Panel of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda.

Dr Fraser Thompson - Senior Fellow, Mckinsey Global Institute

Chair:

James Cameron - Chairman of the Board of ODI and Chairman of Climate Change Capital

Description

Climate change, international mitigation, and natural resource scarcity will transform global trade patterns.  What impact will this have on developing countries?  How can they maintain their competitiveness, manage threats to their growth, and capitalise on new opportunities generated?  And what does this mean for their potential to achieve low carbon growth?


At this meeting ODI's Private Sector and Markets team will present emerging ODI research findings showcasing examples of firms in low income countries at the forefront of green production and low carbon competitiveness, and will examine the key opportunities and challenges arising in the energy, manufacturing, tourism and forestry sectors.  We will also discuss how policymakers and donors can support these private sector efforts in ways that will underpin low carbon growth.