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BUSINESS DAY EVENT CONVENES IN COPENHAGEN

The Copenhagen Business Day event convened at the headquarters of the Confederation of Danish Industry, in Copenhagen, Denmark, on 11 December 2009. Organized by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), together with the Confederation of Danish Industry, Copenhagen Business Day met in parallel to the UN Copenhagen Climate Change Conference. This event was the third Business Day, and featured more than 40 speakers and panelists. Over 400 participants registered to attend the one-day meeting, including representatives of governments, international organizations, business, academia, non- governmental organizations and youth.

Copenhagen Business Day featured: an opening plenary entitled “Let's get moving,” during which United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Executive Secretary Yvo de Boer challenged participants to consider their role in addressing climate change; three parallel sessions on “2012: Realizing the potential of today's solutions,” “Actions now that set the course for 2020” and “Envisioning our 2050 future,” respectively; and a panel discussion entitled “Taking the gloves off.” The event concluded with the launch of the WBCSD Value Chain Initiative.

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