Countdown to COP 17 - What's next for the Climate Change Agenda

On the eve of the COP-17 international climate negotiations in Durban, the South African Consul-General and the Climate Change Business Forum (CCBF) will host a forum to explore the evolving climate agenda. What do governments expect from the talks? How are leading businesses addressing carbon, absent an international regime? And how can consumers makes their low-carbon market choices count?


Keynoting the forum will be Sibusiso Vilane, accomplished mountaineer, expedition guide and inspirational speaker. Having scaled the world’s seven highest peaks and walked unassisted to the South Pole, Sibusiso motivates audiences to accomplish their goals, no matter what the odds.


Date:  Friday, 25th November 2011


Time:  9.30am-5.45pm              

(Registration at 9.00am)


Venue:  HKTDC SME Centre, HKCEC

26 Harbour Rd, Wanchai


Admission: Free, seating limited 


Registration:   - please note that this event is fully subscribed and closed for registration.


To view the event flyer click here: Countdown to COP17


Please note that some presentations are available below in PDF format.



· Sibusiso Vilane, Mountaineer and Motivational Speaker


· Christine Loh, CEO, Civic Exchange                 


· Nomatemba Tambo, South African Consul-General HKSAR & MSAR


· Hendrietta Bogopane-Zulu, Deputy Minister of Women, Children and People with Disabilities,

      Republic of South Africa


· Stefan Amarasinha, Head of Economic/Trade

      Section, EU, European Commission HKSAR & MSAR


· Vivian Lau, Deputy Secretary forEnvironment, HKSAR


· Rachel Fleishman, Director, Climate Change Business Forum

Rachel's presentation


· Dr Jeanne Ng, Director, Group Environmental Affairs, CLP Holdings  Ltd. Jeanne Ng's presentation


· Philippe Lacamp, Head of Sustainable Development,Swire Pacific Ltd.  Philippe Lacamp's presentation


· Thomas Ho, CEO, Gammon Construction Ltd.


· Mr William Pazos, Managing Director, Head: Carbon Origination & Finance, Standard Bank, Singapore William's presentation


· Dr William Yu, Head of Climate Program, WWF-HK


· Ms. Washiela Williams, Agriculture Attaché, Embassy of the Republic of  South Africa, Beijing


· Ms Lizette Smook, CEO, Innovasions Asia Lizette Smook's presentation