UN "COP 21, Ocean Action Day" Keynote Speaker

I was very honored to be a keynote speaker at the COP21 in Paris, arguably the most important event for the climate in recent history, where the vast majority of countries committed to curb Global Warming. Notably, I opened the "Ocean Action Day", after Ségolène Royal (French Minister of Ecology), and before Sean Penn, Anne Hidalgo (Paris Mayor), Michael Bloomberg (former mayor of New York), Edmund G. Brown Jr (Governor of California), Al Gore (former United States Vice President and Nobel Peace Prize), Bertrand Piccard (CEO, Solar Impulse), Paul Polman (CEO, Unilever), Jack Ma (CEO, Alibaba), François Hollande (President of the Republic, France), Ban Ki-moon, (Secretary-General of the United Nations).

Program of the Day


Watch on the official COP21 Channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ithCeUqgF9c

[9:55-10:00] Introduction Message from the International Space Station

[10:00-11:30] Session 1 PROTECT// Protecting the Planet

Introduction: Ségolène Royal, Minister of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy, France, Global vision • (Keynote) Johan Rockström, Executive Director, Stockholm Resilience Centre

Vulnerability • (Keynote) Winnie Byanyima, Executive Director, Oxfam

International Risk prevention • (Panel) Ralava Beboarimisa, Minister of Environment, Ecology, Sea and Forests, Madagascar • And Michel Lies, CEO, Swiss Re • (Panel) Annick Girardin, Secretary of State of Development and Francophonie, France • And Thomas Silberhorn, Parliamentary of State, Germany

Ocean/Water (Keynote) César Harada, Director, Protei INC, Scoutbots LTD, MakerBay LTD • (Keynote) Yolanda Kakabadse Navarro, President, WWF international • (Panel) Jean-Louis Chaussade, CEO, Suez environnement • And Kabiné Komara, President, The International Basin Organization of the Senegal River Forests • (Keynote) Sean Penn, Founder, J/P Haitian Relief Organization • (Panel) Flore Mistoul, Minister of Envrionment and Natural

Resources Protection, Forest and Sea, Gabon • And Tine Sundtoft, Minister of Climate and the Environment, Norway Moderator • Yalda Hakim, Anchor and correspondent, BBC World

Action Day Timeline [11:30-13:00] Lunch break [13:00-14:30] Session 2 ENGAGE // Inhabiting tomorrow’s landscape [14:30-15:00] Break Introduction • Ségolène Royal, Minister of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy, France Global Vision • Robin Chase, Founder, ZipCar and Veniam Local authorities’ engagement • (Panel) Anne Hidalgo, Mayor, City of Paris • And Michael Bloomberg, former Mayor of New York and UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change • (Panel) Tau Parks, Mayor of Johannesburg, South Africa • And Edmund G. Brown Jr, Governor of California, USA • And Abdoulaye Sene, former President of the Fatick Region, Senegal and President, Global Local Forum Renewable energy • (Keynote) Gregor Robertson, Mayor of Vancouver, Canada Energy Efficiency • (Keynote) Ernest Moniz, United States Secretary of Energy • (Keynote) Eric Rondolat, CEO, Philips Lighting Building • (Keynote) Ajay Mathur, Director General, Bureau of Energy Efficiency, India Transport • (Panel) Eduardo Paes, Mayor, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil • And Jean-Dominique Sénard, CEO, Michelin Adaptation and resilience • (Panel) Christopher Sheen Gonzales, Mayor of Guiuan, Philippines • And Frederic Roussel, Founder, ACTED Moderator • Georja Calvin Smith, Anchor, France 24 Action Day – COP21 / Pre-Programme 3 Action Day Timeline Introduction • Ségolène Royal, Minister of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy, France Global vision • (Keynote) Al Gore, former United States Vice President and Nobel Peace Prize Finance/Investment • (Panel) Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of England • And Mats Anderson, CEO, AP4 Carbon pricing • (Keynote) Philippe Couillard, Premier of Quebec Innovation • (Keynote) Bertrand Piccard, CEO, Solar Impulse • (Keynote) Luciano Coutinho, President, Brazilian Development Bank New Growth Trajectories • (Panel) Khaled Fahmy, Minister of Environment, Egypt • And Hakima El Haite, Minister-Delegate in charge of Environment, Morocco • And Dr Shiferaw Teklemariam Membecho, Minister of Environment, Forestry and climate change, Ethiopia Social inclusion and Job creation • (Keynote) Gilbert Houngbo, Deputy Director-General for Field Operations and Partnership, International Labour Organization Companies’ mobilisation • (Keynote) Paul Polman, CEO, Unilever • (Keynote) Hugh Whalan, CEO, PEG Ghana • (Keynote) Jack Ma, CEO, Alibaba Moderator • Marjorie Paillon, Journalist, France 24 [15:00-16:45] Session 3 TRANSFORM // Transforming our production systems [16:45-17:00] Break [17:00-17:30] Session 4 / Official closing • François Hollande, President of the Republic, France • Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations


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