2017 Hamburg

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Main Event – Tuesday, 04 July

Venue: Hamburg Town Hall - Rathausmarkt 1, 20095 Hamburg

  • 13:00 – 14:00
    Arrival and registration
  • 14:00 – 14.20
    Short Welcome by F20 representatives & film introduction
  • 14:20 – 14.30
    Welcome address by the First Mayor of Hamburg Olaf Scholz
  • 14:30 – 14:40
    Video message by Mayor Anne Hidalgo (Mayor of Paris, C40 Chair)
  • 14:40 - 15:00
    Turning the Climate Tide: Now!
    Keynote by Prof. Dr. Schellnhuber (PIK Potsdam)
  • 15:00 – 16:00
    Panel I: The road to implementing the 2030 Agenda and the Paris Agreement.
    • Prof. Dr. Laurence Tubiana (CEO of the European Climate Foundation)
    • Dr. Michael Otto (Michael Otto Foundation for Environmental Protection, Head of the German Otto Group)
    • Prof. Dr. Lord Nicholas Stern (Chair of the Grantham Research Institute at the London School of Economics and Political Science)
    Panel opening: Prof. Dr. Laurence Tubiana
    Moderation: Petra Pinzler (Journalist with the German weekly newspaper DIE ZEIT)
  • 16:00 – 16:30
    Break
  • 16:30 – 16:35
    Video message by Nicolas Hulot 
  • 16:35 – 17:35
    Panel II: The reality of global decarbonisation. Economy and policy trends
    • Amory B. Lovins (Chairman and Chief Scientist, Rocky Mountain Institute)
    • Dr. Kurt Bock (B20 Chair of the Energy, Climate & Resource Efficiency Taskforce and CEO of BASF)
    • Wang Shi (Founder and Chairman of China Vanke, the founder of C TEAM and the Second Chairman of SEE Foundation)
    • Jakob von Uexkull (Founder World Future Council)
    Panel opening: Amory B. Lovins
    Moderation: Petra Pinzler (Journalist with the German weekly newspaper DIE ZEIT)
  • 17:35 – 17:50
    Speech by Dr. Auma Obama (Sauti Kuu Foundation Kenya)
  • 17:50 – 18:45
    Panel III: The role of civil society and foundations in the global transformation.
    • Manuel Pulgar-Vidal (former Environmental Minister Peru, Head of Climate and Energy at WWF)
    • Alison Tate (International Trade Union Confederation, Director of Economic and Social Policy)
    • Ramiro Fernandez (Fundación Avina)
    • Krishan Dhawan (Shakti Foundation)
    Moderation: Petra Pinzler (Journalist with the German weekly newspaper DIE ZEIT)
  • 18:45 – 19:15
    F20 representatives hand over the publication to Barbara Hendricks
    Speech by Barbara Hendricks, German Federal Minister for the Environment
  • 19:15
    Group picture
  • 19:30
    Open Reception

Side Events – Monday, 03 July

From 14:00 – 18:00

(1) Sustainability Asset Management - Case study

Sustainable investing may be an activity that increasing numbers of investors want to get involved in, but for the German Federal Environmental Foundation (Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt - DBU) it has long been an integral part of its asset management. The foundation is one of the largest in Germany with a foundation capital of 2.2 billion EUR. DBU´s idea is not that a sustainable strategy will outperform an average portfolio. Instead DBU focuses on not generating a disadvantageous return. The foundation’s sustainable strategy was launched in 2004 and developed over 13 years. In 2016 DBU has started a decarbonisation strategy for the coal sector.

With Michael Dittrich, Head of finance and administration (DBU)

Venue: GLS Bank, Düsternstraße 10, 20355 Hamburg
Time: 15:00 – 16:30, including time for networking

(2) Exchange of experience: Foundations enhancing the role of business in climate protection

This discussion round will bring together representatives of foundations of the F20-platform that are associated with business or collaborate with companies on the issue of climate protection in order to discuss different experiences in this field as well as to explore potential for future cooperation within or beyond the F20-process.

  • What role do foundations play in the G20 member states (present) to support the central role of business in implementing the Paris Agreement and reaching the climate goals?
  • What can be learned from the experiences of foundations in this field and what are best-practice examples of foundations enhancing the role of companies in climate protection?
  • Which potential for further cooperation between foundations could be realized within or beyond the F20-process?

With Sabine Nallinger (Foundation 2°) and Dr. Johannes Merck (Michael Otto Foundation for Environment Protection)

Venue: Zeit Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Brucerius, Feldbrunnenstraße 56, 20148 Hamburg
Time: 14:30 – 17:00, including time for networking

(3) Litigation and Climate Lawsuits – an instrument where foundations can play a role?

On the background of the most vulnerable, the UN Climate Convention and the issues of "Loss and Damage" we will elaborate the specific and independent role of foundations they can play in the field of growing numbers of climate law suits today. With specific examples and with the support of lawyers and climate experts we want to encourage philanthropic organisations to become active.

With Christoph Bals (Stiftung Zukunftsfähigkeit), Dr. Roda Verheyen (LL. M.), Julia Grimm (Germanwatch)

Venue: Location: Lawyers Office Günther - Heidel - Wollenteit - Hack, Mittelweg 150, 20148 Hamburg
Time: 14:00 – 16:30, including time for networking

(4) Expert Discussion: The G20 summit - The next step towards a low carbon economy? Expectations, Opportunities and Perspectives.

In the light of the G20 summit in Germany, experts from Germanwatch, a German NGO working for global equity and the preservation of livelihoods, will discuss the summit's potential outcomes, consequences and opportunities for global climate protection efforts together with representatives from business, civil society and academia. Within this context, Climate Transparency will present the main findings of its newly published report "Brown to Green. The G20 transition to a low carbon economy." This event is hosted by Stiftung Mercator.

With Lutz Weischer, Gerrit Hansen (Germanwatch)

Venue: Katholische Akademie, Herrengraben 4, 20459 Hamburg

Time: 16:00 – 18:00, including time for networking

From 19:30

Open Reception for F20 Foundations and Guests

Venue: Katholische Akademie, Herrengraben 4, 20459 Hamburg

Side Events – Wednesday, 05 July

10:00-15:00

Energy Transition Tour

Organised tour to view local practical examples of the energy transition, sustainable and regenerative city development in Hamburg

Meeting Point: S-Bahn station Veddel

(By invitation only)