15 June 2015 all-day
Stockholm, Sweden
Grev Turegatan 16
114 46 Stockholm

The French Embassy in Sweden and the Stockholm Environment Institute invite you to a high-level event dedicated to economic and political dimensions of adaptation to climate change. The purpose of the event is to initiate a dialogue with a broad set of public and, in particular, private stakeholders on adaptation needs and opportunities.

High-profile speakers and panellists will also explore the ‘Agenda for Solutions’, including the role of French and Swedish companies in promoting adaptation to climate change in developed and developing countries, and the financing dimension of adaptation to climate change.


8:30-9:00 Coffee and registration

9:00-9:30 Opening speech: On the road to Paris 2015 Climate Conference
Ambassador Jacques Lapouge and SEI Executive Director Johan L. Kuylenstierna

9:30-10:40 First roundtable: The importance of climate change adaptation and its significance in the climate negotiations
Keynote speech by Laurence Tubiana, French Ambassador for Climate Change Negotiations
Roundtable panellists: Anna Lindstedt, Swedish Ambassador for Climate Change • Youssef Nassef, Coordinator Adaptation, UNFCCC Secretariat • Youba Sokona, South Centre, Former Coordinator of the African Climate Policy Centre • Paul McAleavey, Head of Air and Climate Change, European Environment Agency

10.40-11:05 Coffee break

11:05-11:10 Film: Adaptation without borders
SEI researchers Adam John and Magnus Benzie travel through Senegal to explore how the country is planning to achieve food security in the face of climate change impacts both at home and abroad.

11:10-12:10 Second roundtable: Towards an agenda for solutions
Keynote speech by Jens Henriksson, CEO and President, Folksam
Roundtable panellists: Marc Nezet, Country President, Schneider Electric Sweden • Matilda Gennvi Gustafsson, Sustainability Director, Ericsson • Marcus Karlsson, Head of Public Affairs, Michelin Nordic

12:10-13:10 Third roundtable: How to finance adaptation to climate change?
Keynote speech by Marcia Levaggi, Manager of the Secretariat of the Adaptation Fund Board
Roundtable panellists: Charlotte Petri Gornitzka, Director General, Sida • Sasja Beslik, Head of Responsible Investment and Governance, Nordea • Mathilde Girard, CFA, Sustainable Banking, Crédit Agricole CIB • Juan Hoffmaister, Co-Chair, UN Adaptation Committee

Each roundtable concludes with a Q&A with the audience.

13:10-13:15 Closing remarks
SEI and the French Embassy

13:15 Lunch and mingle

This event will be followed, at 2 pm, by the Gordon Goodman Memorial Lecture 2015, given by Ambassador Laurence Tubiana, at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences (registration required).