UNEP Announces Business for the Environment Global Summit to Discuss Green Solutions

© UNEP15 April 2009: The Business for the Environment Global Summit will convene in Paris, France, from 22-23 April 2009, to discuss ways of powering green growth around the globe. Over 700 leaders from business, civil society, international organizations and government are expected to attend.

According to Achim Steiner, UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of the UN Environment Programme, “the summit is a crucial opportunity to bring together key decision-makers to sharpen and discuss their role in delivering a Green Economy.”

With a focus on a new, green economy driven by leadership, technology and innovation, the summit will bring together participants from over 30 countries to make the connection between the environment and global economic recovery. Delegates will learn how to identify and manage the challenges posed by climate change, and explore the many opportunities of investing in a green economy. [UNEP press release] [Summit website]