PANEL DISCUSSION – 17 April 2013
How can business & municipalities cooperate in reducing the impacts on climate change?
The challenge of dealing with climate change is fraught with conflict and contradictions.
It is common for business to expect that the lead will come from Government in the form of policies, regulations and incentives / penalties and then to complain that these impositions are harmful to economic wellbeing.
Conversely, business is often accused of being myopically concentrating on short term profit without concern for the longer term implications of their actions.
Given that climate change mitigation is a classic opportunity to “Think Big and Act Locally” it is pertinent to discuss how we can improve the levels of trust and cooperation between Municipalities and Business in order to address the common threat of negative climate change.
> PANEL MEMBERS:
> Rob Fiander
> Technical Services Manager, Mount Nelson Hotel
> Justin Smith
> Head of Sustainability, Woolworths Group
> Sarah Ward
> Head: Energy & Climate Change
> City of Cape Town
> Dave Wright
> Senior Advisor, Engen Petroleum Limited
> We have limited seats available – Register now!
Date: Wednesday, 17 April 2013
> Time: 17h30 for 18h00
> Join us for refreshments and networking before the lecture begins > Venue: Engen Petroleum Ltd Conference Centre, Ground Floor > Engen Court, Thibault Square
> Corner of Riebeeck and Long Street
> CAPE TOWN
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