WASHINGTON, DC — Gen. Wesley Clark, co-chciarman of Growth Energy, will deliver a keynote address on global energy security in a climate-affected world at Danish Climate Consortium, in Copenhagen. Gen. Clark’s remarks will come during an officially-sanctioned COP15 event that will include a panel discussion including world leaders in energy, business and policy.
The Global Potential of Biofuels
COP15 Side Event in cooperation with the Danish Climate Consortium, Dec 16, 2009
Who: Keynote Speech: “Global energy security in a climate affected world”
General Wesley Clark, Co-Chairman, Growth Energy, United States
Panel session moderated by Dr. Jens Riese, McKinsey
1. Jeff Broin, Founder and CEO, Poet, United States
2. Milkyas Debebe, Managing Director, Gaia Association, Ethiopia
3. Yue Guojun, Assistant President, China National Cereal, Oil & Foodstuff Corporation (COFCO), China
4. Niels Henriksen, CEO, Inbicon, Denmark
5. Marcos Jank, President and CEO, UNICA, Brazil
6. Luciano Pizzatto, Federal Deputy, Brazilian Parliament, Brazil
7. Steen Riisgaard, President and CEO, Novozymes, Denmark
8. Ajay Vashee, President, International Federation of Agricultural Producers, France
What: Experts from around the world will discuss how biofuels can be deployed sustainably, achieve rapid reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, reduce fossil fuel use and spur development.
When: December 16, 2009, 3.00 – 4.30 pm CET
Where: Bella Center, Copenhagen, Denmark
Climate Consortium Denmark’s area, Center Hall E, South (see attached map)
Why: “A strong and sustainable biofuels industry will not only create a cleaner planet. It will generate economic opportunity and provide energy security around the world”.
General Wesley Clark, Co-Chairman, Growth Energy
“Biofuels are essential to significantly limiting CO2 emissions in important areas of emissions growth such as road transportation. They can readily be implemented into current infrastructure and can deliver up to 90% CO2 reductions compared to gasoline. Government and business need to cooperate to create an effective framework to support the growth of sustainable biofuels to meet this potential”.
CEO Steen Riisgaard, Novozymes