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Event Date Tue Mar 8 GMT - Thu Mar 10 GMT (in 3 months)
In your timezone (EST): Tue Mar 8 3:50am - Thu Mar 10 10:35am
Location London, UK
Region EMEA

Accelerating Climate Action to Achieve Net-Zero

As we move beyond the pandemic, it is clear that climate change is the most pertinent and existential crisis facing the world. As the latest IPCC report highlighted it is an all encompassing challenge, impacting all spheres of life and every region of the world and unless there are rapid, sustained and large-scale reductions of greenhouse gas emissions, the goal of limiting global warming to 1.5C will be beyond reach. Whilst the Paris Agreement has been in place for six years now, there has been a lot of talk and little action. It is clear the time for action is now.

FT Climate Capital Live 2022 is a platform for politicians, business leaders and financiers to evaluate the risks and opportunities they face in light of the climate crisis. Providing actionable insights on how regulatory changes, business strategies and innovative financing structures are moving the world forward to achieve net-zero goals and rapidly reduce GHG emissions through action rather than talk. Building on the success of the 2021 event, FT Climate Capital Live is growing to reflect the scale of the climate challenge.

Key themes will include:

• Gender & Climate Change
It is widely accepted that climate change disproportionately disadvantages women and girls. On International Women’s Day we are hosting a session that considers strategies on how to mitigate the impacts of climate change on women, as well as how to put women at the centre of strategy and implementation of climate projects.

• Decarbonising Our World
Sessions will include a regional spotlight on whether the EU carbon border tax should be extended to be made a global one, evaluate the impacts of the energy transition, as well as host a debate on whether carbon offsetting is a solution or a con?

• Using Capital to Protect Our Climate
As the investment community raises trillions of dollars to combat climate change we will evaluate what is the best use of that capital, how do you measure its impact and can you protect the public from bearing the cost of the transition to net zero?

• Global Food Systems & Nature Based Solutions
With almost a quarter of global GHG emissions from agriculture and land misuse it is clear that the opportunity nature based solutions pose has to be ceased. Sessions will consider how we can rapidly improve biodiversity, modernise global food systems and reduce agricultural waste. The future of global food systems will debate whether fake meat is the future?

• Standardising & Benchmarking Targets
Climate related disclosures have become a critical element in businesses day to day; but what they should consist of, what level of detail they should provide and how they should be standardised is still a point of confusion and debate.

• Supporting the Global South’s Adaptation Progress
Following a year of even more devastating climate events it is critical to evaluate what emerging nations are doing to adapt to climate change and what support is needed to protect communities from future climate related disasters.


2022 Speakers

Andrew Steer
President, Bezos Earth Fund

Kim Stanley Robinson
Author, The Ministry of the Future

Tom Szacky
Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Terracycle/Loop

Jennifer Morgan
Executive Director, Greenpeace International

Martin Pei
Executive Vice President & Chief Technology Officer, SSAB AB

Marc Engel
Chief Supply Chain Officer, Unilever


Martin Wolf
Chief Economics Commentator, Financial Times

Pilita Clark
Associate Editor and Business Columnist, Financial Times

Leslie Hook
Environment and Clean Energy Correspondent, Financial Times

Emiliya Mychasuk
Climate Editor, Financial Times