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King of Spain tops the bill at this year’s Carbon Expo in Barcelona

18 May 2015 12:00 AM | Anonymous

Contact: Katie Kouchakji, kouchakji@ieta.org


GENEVA, 18 May – IETA is honoured to announce today that His Majesty King Felipe VI of Spain will be opening this year’s Carbon Expo trade fair and conference.  

His Majesty King Felipe VI of Spain will speak at the opening plenary of the three-day event on 26 May in Barcelona at 11am CET.

Other high-level speakers at Carbon Expo 2015 include Christiana Figueres, UNFCCC executive secretary, Miguel Arias Cañete, the European Commissioner for Climate Action & Energy, Spain’s environment minister Isabel Garcia Tejerina, France’s Special Representative for the 2015 Paris Climate Conference and French Ambassador for Climate Negotiations Laurence Tubiana and World Bank vice-president Rachel Kyte.

More than 35 CEOs will also be present at the event, as well as several environment ministers and leading policymakers – making Carbon Expo the essential milestone on the road to the Paris climate agreement at the end of this year.

“As we enter the final months of negotiations for the Paris climate agreement, having a forum for discussion between business and government such as Carbon Expo is crucial, particularly with regards to market matters,” says IETA President and CEO Dirk Forrister. “The presence of His Majesty King Felipe VI is a sign of how high the importance of the global response to climate change has escalated.”

Carbon Expo 2015, organised jointly by IETA, the World Bank Group and Fira de Barcelona, features more than 220 speakers in nine plenary sessions and 27 workshops. Carbon Expo will also host 36 side events featuring the latest products and services for climate and carbon finance, including industry case studies, new reports and networking opportunities. The side events will be open to all participants.

 For the full programme and to register, please see www.carbonexpo.com

 Please download this press release here.

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