Side event AF2016 "How to respond to climate change related risks in the value chain of your business?"

Date: 2016-05-09
Time: 12:30 - 17:00
Location: Rotterdam, The Netherlands
More information: Programme

The impacts of climate change will sooner or later affect many business sectors. Even if your company may not yet be affected directly, your suppliers may already be. The essence of good business management is to be future oriented and transform challenges into opportunities. As such, strategic concepts to adapt business to changing operating conditions have always been the basis for a long term success.

At the occasion of the launch of a large 72M€ call for projects dedicated to user-oriented climate services ERA4CS,  JPIClimate (, an intergovernmental initiative of major European research funding bodies cordially invites you to a workshop on the potential contribution of climate science to risk management strategies in the private sector.

The aim of this event is to strengthen the dialogue of business leaders with scientists and other stakeholders in the view of identifying needs for better risk management to which science can contribute. Following introductory presentations by company leaders on the importance of resilience in businesses (including a perspective on  ccess to finance) a series of questions will be elaborated in interactive discussion groups. These include:

  • Do you know who can help you with climate risk management strategies?
  • What are the costs and benefits of building resilience to climate change into your supply chain?
  • How are you integrating climate change risks in your investment portfolio?
  • What climate risk management consulting does your company provide?
  • What knowledge should science provide to be effectively integrated in your climate risk assessment strategies and could climate services play a role in your risk management strategies?

With the support of the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure & Environment as well as the World Business Council of Sustainable Development (WBCSD) as partner.

Date: 9 May 2016 from 12:30 to 17:00
Venue: World Trade Center, Beursplein 37 - PENN Room 1, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Route description:
With public transport (from Rotterdam Central Station):
WTC Rotterdam is easily to reach by public transport. In front of the building you can find subway and tram station Beurs.

  • Underground: Take the subway to station Beurs.
  • Tram: Take tramline 8, 21, 23, 24 or 25. Get off at the Coolsingel, stop ‘Beurs’.
  • Walk: You can walk in approximately 10 minutes to WTC Rotterdam. Follow the signs Stadhuis or Beurs.

Contact: Petra Manderscheid

Source: JPI Climate Central Secretariat