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Global Energy Basel 2011

December 29, 2010

Michael Bloomberg, Mayor of New York City and Chairman of the C40, and Guy Morin, Mayor of Basel, are proud to invite to the first Global Energy Basel (GEB).

To achieve the targets of the Cancun Agreement (limiting Global Warming to a maximum of 2 degrees C), OECD countries will have to cut their greenhouse gas emissions by 80% and developing countries must follow a path of low carbon infrastructure development.

By 2050, nothing will function as it does today. Confronting the challenges of climate change mitigation and adaptation, resource scarcity and energy security will require massive investment in the fundamental reconfiguration of the infrastructure that supports modern society. This challenge presents huge opportunities both for investors and for project owners, especially cities.

The 1st GEB Summit will take place on 11-12 January 2011, Congress Center, Basel, Switzerland. The two day summit of leaders and experts from city and national governments, private banks, investors, multilateral financing institutions, pension funds, charitable foundations, commercial banks, NGOs, science and media, dedicated to the vital cause of financing sustainable infrastructure.

The summit will feature a unique mix of Plenary Sessions, High-level Roundtables, Moderated Panel Discussions and Investment Forums.

  • Plenary Sessions will set the agenda by demonstrating the importance of financing solutions for sustainable infrastructure development and conclude the event by presenting outcomes from the Roundtables and Panel Discussions.
  • Roundtables will involve a small number of high-level participants with the goal of identifying and developing policy frameworks and innovative financing solutions for sustainable infrastructure.
  • Moderated Panel Discussions feature experts from cities, the world of finance and technology developers to discuss the financing of specific types of sustainable infrastructure
  • Investment Forums allow sustainable infrastructure project developers to present their projects to an audience of investors.

For more information: Global Energy Basel