According to Harvard Business Review, until recently, companies have for the most part freely emitted carbon, but they will increasingly find that those emissions have a steep price, both monetary and social. As a result, businesses that continue to sit on the sidelines will be badly handicapped relative to those that are now devising strategies to reduce risk and find competitive advantage in a warming, carbon-constrained world. Climate change will affect everything businesses do, as government efforts to mitigate carbon emissions cause their prices to rise steeply. It is time for us to take a hard-nosed look at the risks and opportunities of climate change.
Oclas Group attended the Climate Action Accelerator Program On October 21 2022, at Geneva, Switzerland. A three-panel event that analyzed the key players to accelerate decarbonisation practices and progress towards #netzero.
The objective was to capitalize on the first experiences of partner organisations in the aid sector, to share key lessons learned and reflect on how to amplify the transformation at the sector level. The panel was also an opportunity to involve key stakeholders from the funding ecosystem in the discussion of how to support this shift in the sector.
Elise Buckle moderated the second panel with panellists: Claudia Zingerli, Jean-Pierre Reymond, Karl Vella, Laurie Marrauld and Ronald Lavater. This panel was organized to generate a multi-sectoral reflection and dialogue on decarbonisation, with actors in the private sector, in health and in higher education.
The final panel presented an opportunity to announce, explain and launch the work of building a generic roadmap for the aid sector with members of the high-level panel and technical experts and to conclude the conference with a concrete project and momentum. The session was moderated by Alexa Leblanc with panelists: Johan Falk, Josh Karliner,Salignon Pierre, Janine Kuriger and a representative for ECHO, European Commission with Bruno Jochum giving the closing remarks.
Oclas Group was pleased with the discussions around operationalizing climate action during the event, which was organized by the Climate Action Accelerator, with the support of its partners, the French Development Agency (AFD) and the Swiss Confederation (SDC).