How will innovation and technology advance the new climate economy?

    1. Event type
      Plenary session
    2. Event Theme
      Affordable and clean energy
      Green infrastructure and mobility
      Responsible production and consumption
      Finance and investments
      Technology and Innovation
    3. Event location Indian Plenary
    4. Limited seat number 200
    1. Presented by World Efficiency

How will innovation and technology advance the new climate economy?

12 December 2017, 11:00 - 12:30

Paris Porte de Versailles

(Simultaneous English-French translation will be provided during the session)


Climate change is real and predominately the result of human activities.  Man-made problems require man-made solutions. On the one hand, achieving deep reductions in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions at acceptable social cost, without compromising growth and development, will involve far-reaching technological change. On the second hand, achieving technical solutions to reverse or mitigate climate change will also depend in part on collaboration while we know today the real challenge lies in mainstreaming innovation, scaling and implementing climate solutions. Hence, it is vitally important that climate and innovation policies provide the right incentives for the development and diffusion of “climate-friendly” breakthrough and incremental technologies. Meeting such a challenge, it is a natural temptation to place ones hope in some ‘magic bullet’, a radical technological breakthrough. However, there is no magic bullet, and no time for seeking it.


The session will put forward perspectives by innovation providers and supporters. They will have the opportunity to express their case for success, sometimes failure, and their recommendations to further advance and accelerate the adoption of technology that will allow us to reduce our carbon footprint and reduce our environmental impact in industries, in cities and generally in our daily lives.


  • Falconer Angela


    Associate director

    CPI (Climate Policy Initiative)

  • Reichert Emily


    The Greentownlabs

    Boston Incubator

  • Niel Xavier



    Station F

    (To be confirmed)

  • Sapet Christophe




  • Enderlein Marion


    Director, World Alliance for Efficient Solutions

    Solar Impulse Foundation

  • Joppa Lucas


    Chief Environmental Scientist


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