COP 28.5: Looking Back on Dubai, Looking Ahead to Baku

May 23, 2024 9:00 AM ET

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Start date: Tuesday, June 4, 2024

Start time: 8:30 AM EDT| 1:30 PM BST

Duration: 4 Hours

At the halfway point between the COP 28 and COP 29 Climate Change Conferences, Bloomberg Intelligence and Bloomberg LP are pleased to host leading experts from the public and private sector in a series of discussions on the progress made since Dubai and the progress still to be made in Baku and beyond. We will look at the role the oil & gas industry can play in the transition, following a historical COP 28 deal to phase out fossil fuels, key decisions on funding an orderly & just transition that will be made at COP 29 (already dubbed the "Finance COP"), and a look at the intersection of climate and biodiversity. We will also look further ahead at the world of 2030, when climate will be further integrated into key financial markets.


8:30 AM – 8:35 AM EDT 
Welcome Remarks 
David Dwyer, Director of Global Research, Bloomberg Intelligence

8:35 AM – 8:40 AM EDT 
Introduction to Bloomberg Intelligence 
Eric Kane, Director of ESG Research, Bloomberg Intelligence

8:40 AM – 8:50 AM EDT 

8:50 AM – 9:35 AM EDT 
Panel – COP 28 Recap - The Role of Oil Companies in Decarbonizing 
Brad Crabtree, Department of Energy’s (DOE) Assistant Secretary, Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management 
Vicki Hollub, President & CEO, Occidental Petroleum 
Bjørn Otto Sverdrup, Chair, Oil & Gas Climate Initiative Executive Committee

9:35 AM – 9:45 AM EDT 
Dr. Kate Calvin, Chief Scientist and Senior Climate Advisor, NASA

9:45 AM – 10:30 AM EDT 
Panel: COP 29 Preview - Funding an Orderly and Just Transition 
Ben Jealous, Executive Director, Sierra Club and Former President, NAACP 
Nazmeera Moola, Chief Sustainability Officer, Ninety One 
Val Smith, Chief Sustainability Officer, Citi 

10:30 AM – 10:40 AM EDT 
Lightning Talk 
Patricia Torres, Global Head of Sustainable Finance Solutions, Bloomberg

10:40 AM – 11:25 AM EDT 
Panel: A Look at the Intersection of Nature and Climate 
David Craig, Co-chair, Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD) 
Kelly Levin, Chief of Science at Bezos Earth Fund 
Minister Susana Muhamad, Ministry of the Environment and Sustainable Development of Colombia 

11:25 AM – 11:35 AM EDT 
Lightning Talk 
Adeline Diab, Director of Research, Chief ESG Strategist, Bloomberg Intelligence 

11:35 AM – 12:20 PM EDT 
Panel: Looking Ahead to COP 35: Climate & Financial Markets in the Year 2030 
Colin le Duc, Founding Partner, Generation Investment Management 
Ben Macdonald, Managing Principal, Climate Market Strategy and Infrastructure (CMSI) Group 
Marina Severinovsky, Head of Sustainability, North America, Schroders 

12:20 PM – 12:25 PM EDT 
Closing Remarks 
Irene Bermont-Penn, Head of European ESG Market Specialists, Bloomberg

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