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Mice Asia Net : July 2008
singapore Case study B4E global summit NAME: Business for the Environment (B4E) Global Summit 2008 & UNEP Champions of the Earth Gala and Awards TYPE: Conference CLIENT: Proprietary BY: Global Initiatives NO. ON ORGANISING TEAM: 8 PAX: 840 at peak including royalty, heads of state, ministers and guests BUDGET: C WHAT YOU DID: Global Initiatives developed and organised this global conference on business and the environment where government, business, NGO and international organisation leaders were brought together to discuss business-driven solutions for mitigating and adapting to climate change. Themed Business and Markets in a Climate of Change, the conference focused on topics related to resource efficiency and renewable energies. B4E was held in conjunction with the United Nations environment programme’s highest award, Champions of the Earth, awarded to seven environmental leaders, recognising visionary leadership at the policy level. Speakers included President Gayoom of the Maldives, Prince Albert II of Monaco, Former Prime Minister of Sweden Goran Persson, Dr David Suzuki, and 40 other notable leaders. SPECIAL TOUCHES: Global Initiatives worked throughout the supply chain to promote sustainability throughout the event. Delegate bags were made from sustainable hemp fibres by villagers in Northern Thailand providing them with employment and skills development. A fleet of hybrid cars were provided to transport guests, and walking maps and transport pooling was encouraged and facilitated. Press attendees were issued virtual press kits on thumb-drives; certified sustainability-farmed paper was used throughout the conference; plastic bottles were eliminated. Participants were also issued with energy saving bulbs as give-aways to encourage the switch from incandescent bulbs. Emmy-award winning journalist Charlayne Hunter-Gault and National Geographic & Discovery Channel host Hayden Turner were masters of ceremonies throughout the two days. The website www.b4esummit.com was launched as a resource centre as well as acting as a virtual newsroom. CLIENT’S COMMENT: “The B4E Global Summit 2008 in Singapore marks another milestone in our efforts to assemble a coalition of public and private organisations from Asia and across the world that are determined to realise tomorrow’s economy today.” - Mr Achim Steiner, UN Under-Secretary General and Executive Director, UN Environment Programme (UNEP). 30 miceAsia.net M Y CM MY CY CMY K O J U L Y Y U 2 T 0 S 0 8 S – M I C E A S A I . N E T C A E D N . 5 4 9 8 7 2 4 -