This year marks the 9th Annual Sustainable Innovation Forum.
With COP24 being hailed by the UNFCCC as ‘Paris 2.0’, the Sustainable Innovation Forum (SIF) presents a crucial opportunity to drive forward the Paris Agreement framework as it brings together 600+ delegates engaged with efforts to fast track the global green economy.
There was a great focus on Circular Economy (CE), as well as ocean plastics and actions needed to transition more quickly to a zero-carbon economy. The CE discussions focused on systems changes required and how policymakers and the private sector are stimulating the progression from a linear to circular economy. One key take-away worth repeating is a request from Bluewater to stop using single-use plastic bottles.
Over the weekend I also had the distinct pleasure of attending a roundtable discussion with congressional staff.
It was fascinating to listen in and learn about the issues at the COP24 negotiations, as well as a great opportunity to network with other business representatives and NGOs.