Washington, D.C. – The Business Council for Sustainable Energy (BCSE) sent a letter to U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry on Thursday commending the U.S. for its leadership on climate change in advance of the 27th Conference of the Parties (COP 27) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Sharm El-Sheik, Egypt. The letter highlighted the continued need for U.S. diplomatic leadership to include technical assistance to developing countries on both mitigation and adaptation priorities.
“In this critical decade for implementation, BCSE and its members are committed partners in the race to deploy solutions that will help countries achieve their national greenhouse gas emissions reduction goals and to bolster their abilities to adapt to the impacts of climate change,” said BCSE President Lisa Jacobson in the letter.
BCSE will be leading a delegation of more than 20 U.S. businesses and clean energy trade organizations to Sharm El-Sheik to attend COP 27. BCSE will call for countries to work toward broader and faster deployment of the existing portfolio of clean energy and energy efficiency technologies and enactment of policies that enable the energy transition. BCSE will also encourage countries to increase global investments in infrastructure, communities, and economies to reduce emissions, create new jobs, and strengthen resilience.
BCSE will hold a press briefing in the Blue Zone on Monday, November 7 at 9:00 am EET to share its outlook and priorities for the negotiations. Contact Lizzie Stricklin at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or to speak with industry executives. A webcast of the press briefing will be available on the COP 27 UNFCCC website.
BCSE will host public events over the course of COP 27, open to in-person attendees in the Blue Zone, with several to be livestreamed and available on demand. Event and delegation information, press statements, and member announcements will be available and updated over the next two weeks at BCSE’s COP 27 webpage.
Participation at COP 27 is occurring during a milestone year for the BCSE, as 2022 marks the organization’s 30th anniversary. BCSE was founded in the lead-up to the Rio Earth Summit in 1992 and has been a business observer to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change ever since.
BCSE Events at COP 27
Tuesday, 11/8 AT 15:00 EET: Long Duration Energy Storage: The Real Key to Integrating Clean Energy and Reaching Net Zero – The Climate Registry: Pathways to 1.5 Pavilion
Wednesday, 11/9 at 10:30 EET: Unusual Suspects: Innovative Technology Opportunities for City Decarbonization – The Climate Registry: Pathways to 1.5 Pavilion
Wednesday, 11/9 at 12:00 EET: Powering Forward to Address Climate Risk, Build Resilience – International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Pavilion
Friday, 11/11 at 11:30 EET: The Business of Changing the Trajectory to 2030 and Beyond – America is All In Action Center at WWF Pavilion
Friday, 11/11 at 15:00 EET: A Recharged U.S. Climate & Energy Landscape: Galvanizing Business Solutions for Net-Zero – U.S. Pavilion
Saturday, 11/12 at 18:30 EET: Deploying a Broad Portfolio of Technology Solutions to Advance Energy Transition & Decarbonization – Room Tutankhamun
Tuesday, 11/15 at 13:00 EET: Energy Security and Climate Action – Making Smart Investments to Meet the Moment – International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Pavilion
Wednesday, 11/16 at 16:45 EET: Integrating Across Sectors: Business Leaders in Energy, Buildings & Circular Economy – Room Thutmose
Media contact: Lizzie Stricklin
Phone: 202.785.0507 ext. 1504