PR 8.4 Reducing risks and seizing opportunities: lessons from the development and implementation of business adaptation strategies

Tuesday 10 May, 15.45 – 17.30, Tokyo Room

Business sector engagement on adaptation to climate change is fundamental as there are risks and opportunities to business; on the other hand, companies can bring relevant contributions to the agenda of adaptation to climate change. In order to support business to elaborate adaptation strategies and action plans, the Business for Climate Platform, Brazil, has developed a framework and tool that have been implemented by seven companies. This session aims to explore the common bottlenecks and solutions in this
developing process and to debate the lessons learned that could contribute to the advancement of other companies in climate adaptation. After three presentations, the participants will be invited to contribute their experiences on the main challenges faced by business in this agenda.

Organised by Natalia Lutti Hummel, Center for Sustainability Studies of the Business Management School at the Getulio Vargas Foundation (EAESP/FGV), Brazil
Partners UK Climate Impacts Programme (UKCIP), United Kingdom
Ministry of the Environment (MMA), Brazil
Chair Natalia Lutti Hummel, Center for Sustainability Studies of the Business Management School at the Getulio Vargas Foundation (EAESP/FGV), Brazil
Rapporteur Thais Guimarães, Center for Sustainability Studies of the Business Management School at the Getulio Vargas Foundation (EAESP/FGV), Brazil
Presentations

Adaptation to climate change: engaging private sector
Patrick Pringle, UK Climate Impacts Programme (UKCIP), United Kingdom

Lessons learned from business adaptation strategies in Brazil: the examples of CCR Group and Braskem
Mariana Nicolletti, Center for Sustainability Studies, Brazil

Connecting business adaptation strategies with the National Adaptation Plan
Mariana Egler, Ministry of the Environment, Brazil

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