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BCSE In Action

BCSE at COP-16 in Cancún, México

From November 29 to December 10, 2010, the Council led a delegation of over 50 clean energy executives, representing 21 of its member organizations, to the UN climate conference in Cancún, México.  This year’s meeting was the 16th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP-16) and the 6th Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP-6).

As part of this effort, the Council engaged negotiators on a series of issues of interest to clean energy industries, in particular the areas of technology transfer, market-based mechanisms and finance.  The Council’s positions are articulated in this one-page briefer and as well in more detail in Clean Energy: Fueling Sustainable Global Growth, the Council's policy framework for COP-16.  The Council's statement on the outcomes of the conference is available here.

The Council also hosted a series of activities, including side events and press conferences in partnership with key clean energy and business organizations.  A summary of those activities is provided below.


Driving Low-Carbon Investments

Thursday, 9 December, 16:45 to 18:15
US Presence Center, Cancunmesse, Cancún, México
Program and Agenda


Climate Solutions Business Coalition Press Conference

Certainty = Private Investment = Clean Technology

Thursday, 9 December, 14:00 to 14:30
Luna Room, Moon Palace, Cancún, México
Press announcement
Press conference video


Investment and Finance for Clean Energy

Wednesday, 8 December, 12:00 to 13:15
Westin Hotel, Boulevard Kukulcan Km 20, Cancún, México
Co-hosted with Ceres

Program and agenda


Clean Energy Technologies for the Developing World

Tuesday, 7 December, 11:45 to 13:15
US Presence Center, Cancunmesse, Cancún, México
Co-hosted with USAID and US Dept of Commerce

Program and agenda

Side-event video

Climate Solutions Business Coalition Press Conference
Technology, Markets and REDD: 3 Key Areas Prime for Progress

Wednesday, 1 December, 14:00 to 14:30
Luna Room, Moon Palace, Cancún, México
Press announcement
Press conference video


Energy-Efficiency Cities

Wednesday, 1 December, 13:00 to 15:00
Cacao Room, Cancunmesse, Cancún, México
Co-hosted with the Alliance to Save Energy

Program and agenda
Presentations and summary