Business and Climate Summit - Paris May 20-21, 2015   

Major businesses networks joined forces and will gather at the Business & Climate Summit in Paris on 20-21 May.

200 days before COP 21, this two-day meeting will address critical questions and will focus on how to work together towards a low-carbon, prosperous and safer future for all.

Two FIDIC speakers will address the thematic sessions:

  • Session 2 – Business solutions - ‘CITIES’ (20 May – 16:00- 17:30): Moncef ZIANI
  • Session 6 - Policies - Building capacity and resilience (21 May – 11:30-13:00): Pablo BUENO

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In the morning of 20 May, FIDIC - in cooperation with EFCA - is organising a side event on the theme ‘Turning urban challenges into opportunities’.

Two session are planned:

-       The challenges of smart – sustainable – resilient cites (SSRC)

-       Towards a common language on SSRC

Details on the programme and registration will follow shortly.


Members' Projects

Noordwijk - safeguarding the Dutch coastline
A rise in the sea level is expected as a result of climate change. The Netherlands' first and most important lines of defence against the North Sea are the sea dikes and the sand dunes. Recent assessments of the strength of these lines of defence have shown that the coastline has a couple of weak links needing immediate strengthening. One of these is the coastal dune at the popular seaside town of Noordwijk. Grontmij is providing services in relation to the strengthening of this.