Himachal to host Convention on Corporate Response to Climate Change

June 8-10, 2007, S M Convention Centre, Palampur (HP)

The Convention will be the biggest networking opportunity and an unparalleled platform to share ideas on climate change and galvanize a robust business response. Top overseas and Indian companies such as Shell, BP, ONGC, HPCL, Tatas, ITC, Reliance and NTPC will discuss strategies to reduce emissions and help company bottom lines. Participants would learn how businesses can turn the impending disaster to a business opportunity, how new wealth can be created by greening the company operations and reducing the carbon footprint and how climate change agenda can be used to build corporate brand.

The conference will have some world renowned speakers including Ola Ullsten former Prime Minister of Sweden and Chairman World Commission on Forests, Baroness Amos, Leader UK’s House of Lords, Suresh Prabhu MP and former Minister of Environment Namo Narain Meena, Minister of State for Environment & Forests, Sharad Joshi, Member of Parliament, Dr Kirit Parikh, noted economist and Member India’s Planning Commission,V Rajasekharan , Minister of State for Planning, , Peter Droege, Chair, World Council for Renewal Energy and Professor , University of Beijing,Mrs Vidya Stokes, Power Minister of Himachal, Justice P N Bhagwati, former Chief Justice of Supreme Court of India and Member of UN Human Rights Committee, Justice, Justice MN Venkatchaliah, former Chief Justice of India, Fali S Nariman, eminent jurist, Justice Rajinder Sachar, Chief Justice, Delhi High Court, Laurence G Sellyn Vice, President Gildan (Canada), Dr Juergen Bischoff of GTZ , Hernan Carlino of Argentina , Peter Luff of Action for a Global Climate Community, UK, Liyan Li, Climate Change Coordination Committee of China, Neeta Hooda of UNFCC, Dr Caleb Wall of Italy, Dr (Rev) Graham Wilson of UK, Debra Boyce, First Secretary Trade and Investment, Canadian High Commission , Kailash Chawla, Nur Advisors LLC, USA, D S Rathore Vice Chancellor, Agricultural University , General V P Malik , former Chief of Indian Army and Director Reliance Energy , Sandeep Tandon , USAID, Mrs Robin Saudenburgh , World Bank, Prof G K Chadha of Prime Minister’s Economy Advisory Council (India), Mushtaq Ahmed , International Development Agency of Canada , Narayani Ganesh of Times Group , Prof Absornsuda Siripong, Chulalongkorn University of Thailand and so on. Conference preogramme and registration form is enclosed. Details are available on www.wcfcg.net

Situated about 530 kilometers northwest of Delhi and nestling in the divine Kangra valley of Himachal Pradesh, Palampur, the venue of the Conference is known for its pristine beauty and unspoilt modernity. The nearest airport is 45 minutes away in Dharamshala, two-hour flight from Delhi.

The prestigious Golden Peacock Awards for Environment Management will also be presented at the Convention. www.goldenpeacockawards.com

The Golden Peacock Awards for Environment Management, Eco Innovation, and occupational Health & Safety will also be presented during the above convention.

1. Golden Peacock Award Environment Management Award
2. Golden Peacock Eco-Innovation Award
3. Golden Peacock Occupational Health and Safety Award

ENVIROMART, showcasing renewable technologies, ecofriendly products and minimalist lifestyles will run concurrently with the conference.

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