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Conferencia COP23 Fiji The Day After

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Madrid, 22 de Septiembre

​Climate change is the biggest challenge for the planet, society and companies. The latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) report indicates that we are deviating from the goals set in the Paris Agreement and that is necessary to urgently and drastically reduce emissions. The global threat is also an opportunity to join efforts, to create a more sustainable growth model, through a just transition.

During this year's United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP24), which will take place between 3 and 14 December in Katowice, Poland, the nations of the world will gather to push forward the goals and ambitions of the Paris Agreement and approve the guidelines for its implementation, taking into consideration the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). But what happens afterwards? What are the implications for Spain, namely its business sector and its areas of influence? How to implement urgent, ambitious but also just climate actions? 

In Spain, the government has just proposed a new law for Climate Change and Energy Transition, which aims to ban the sales of diesel and gasoline cars, create a renewable electric system, establish low carbon zones in cities with more than 50,000 people, and many other initiatives for the next years.

"COP24 Katowice: The Day After" Conference
Madrid, 18 December
Event officially endorsed by COP24

In this context and continuing a tradition started after COP21 in Paris, SUST4IN organizes another “The Day After” Conference on 18 December, immediately after the COP24, bringing together, once again in Madrid, experts and leaders in climate action to discuss:

  • The resolutions of the COP24,
  • The new Spanish Law on Climate Change and Just Transition,
  • The new Integrated National Plan of Climate and Energy,
  • Dilemmas of Just Transition, with the case of the Just Transition Contract signed by the Mining Sector and the Carbon Plan,
  • Sustainable Mobility, with the cases of Madrid and Seville,
  • The commitments, challenges and solutions of businesses for the next year.

The conference will take place at the Madrid International Lab, and continues the previous "The Day After" events held since 2015. Speakers and moderators already confirmed include:

  • Keynote speaker: Valvanera Ulargui, Managing Director, Spanish Office of Climate Change, Ministry of Ecological Transition
  • Alejandra Agudo Lazareno, Journalist, Planeta Futuro, El País
  • Valentín Alfaya, Chairman, Spanish Green Growth Group
  • Mar Asunción Higueras, Reponsible for the Climate and Energy Programme, WWF Spain
  • Ana Barreira, Director, Instituto Internacional de Derecho y Medio Ambiente (IIDMA)
  • Esperanza Caro, General Director of Economy and Commerce, Seville Municipality
  • Pedro Pablo García May, Journalist, Agencia EFE
  • Manuel Gutiérrez-Mellado, Vice-president, BlackRock
  • David Howell, Environmental Governance - Climate and Energy,SEO/BirdLife
  • José Manuel Marques​, Head of the Financial Innovation Division, Banco de España​
  • Emilio Martín-More, Responsible Business Director, BBVA
  • Joaquín Nieto Sainz, Director of the Office for Spain, International Labour Organization (ILO)
  • Ana Peña Laseca, Head of Climate Change and Quality, Ferrovial
  • Gonzalo Saenz de Miera, Director for Energy Policy, Iberdrola
  • Mariano Sanz Lubeiro, National Secretary for Environment and Mobility, Comisiones Obreras (CCOO, Spanish Trade Union Confederation)
  • Juan Ramón Silva, Sustainability Senior Executive Director, Acciona
  • Paz Valiente, General Coordinator for Environment, Sustainability and Mobility, Madrid Municipality
  • Alfred Vernis, Sustainability Academic Director, INDITEX
  • Marcio Viegas, Founder and Managing Director, ​SUST4IN