Partners & Supporting Organizations

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ITAIPU Binacional

Itaipu Binacional: world leader in clean and renewable energy

Itaipu Binacional is the result of a partnership between Brazilians and Paraguayans who together won the challenge to convert into electricity the Paraná waters, one of the mightiest rivers in the world.

With installed capacity of 14,000 megawatts and annual output of 103.1 million megawatt / hour in 2016 (its best result and world record in annual energy generation), Itaipu is a world leader in clean and renewable energy having produced more than 2.45 billion MWh since it started operating, in 1984. The power plant accounts for 17% of the electricity supply in Brazil and for 78% of supply to Paraguay.

Today, however, the scope of the plant extends far beyond energy production. Itaipu has become one of the main drivers of economic and social development of the border region between the two countries.

Since the beginning of its operation, Itaipu Binacional has paid more than $ 10 billion to Brazil and Paraguay (half for each country) in royalties. The value is calculated according to the energy generated throughout each month.

Since 2003, the company's mission has incorporated social and environmental responsibility, which is reflected in numerous programs dedicated to the environment and to the communities located near the plant. Itaipu is also a signatory to various national and international commitments such as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), the Earth Charter, the Women Empowerment Principles, among others.

These commitments are translated into actions that make Itaipu (winner of the UN-Water Award "Water for Life" in 2015) a model for new projects in the electricity sector and proving that hydroelectricity can walk at the same pace of social inclusion and the preservation of nature.

With the Cultivando Água Boa (Cultivating Good Water) program, for example, Itaipu leads 20 projects covering 29 municipalities that are part of the Paraná River Basin 3 (the area connected with the reservoir of the plant). These initiatives are focused on environmental education, the recovery of social and environmental liabilities in each community and each watershed, and the adoption of more sustainable production and consumption means.

Itaipu also integrates the Health Work Group, which brings together Brazilian, Paraguayan and Argentine institutions to implement and coordinate actions to improve the health conditions of people living in the Triple Border region. Another front is the Program to Combat Sexual Exploitation of Children and Adolescents in the same region.

Itaipu is also leading a number of initiatives to promote tourism, as the campaign that helped elect the Iguaçu Falls one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature, besides collaborating on several projects that contribute to disseminate and improve the tourist infrastructure of the Iguaçu Destination. In January 2016 , the Itaipu Tourist Complex won the UNWTO Award for Excellence and Innovation in Tourism, in the Research, Technology and Innovation category.

To assist in the execution of these projects and to serve as an educational center and production of new technologies, Itaipu created the Itaipu Technological Park, which today houses the campus of exact sciences of the University of the Western Paraná State (Unioeste), the temporary campus of the Federal University of Latin American Integration, as well as laboratories and reference centers in renewable energy research (specially biogas, at the International Biogas Center - CIBiogas-ER), craft technology, dam safety and many others.

The new institutional mission also reflected internally, with the adoption of a gender policy which is now a reference for the Brazilian government and the electricity sector, in addition to numerous sheltered practices in Sustainability Management System, which now pervades all areas of the company.


Baker McKenzie

Baker McKenzie

Our difference is the way we think, work and behave – we combine an instinctively global perspective with a genuinely multicultural approach, enabled by collaborative relationships and yielding practical, innovative advice. Serving our clients with more than 6,000 lawyers in over 47 countries, we have a deep understanding of the culture of business the world over and are able to bring the talent and experience needed to navigate complexity across practices and borders with ease.

Baker McKenzie has been at the forefront of global climate change law for two decades. Our team of more than 60 lawyers across the globe have worked on numerous pioneering deals, including writing the first carbon contracts, setting up the first carbon funds and advising on the first structured carbon derivative transactions. We have continued to advise on design international climate law and advising on leading market transactions and our work continues with the implementation of the Paris Agreement.

Gas Natural Fenosa

Gas Natural Fenosa

Gas Natural Fenosa, a pioneer in gas and electricity integration, is a multinational group present in more than 30 countries and offering services to more than 23 million customers. We operate throughout the entire gas supply chain, from exploration to distribution and marketing, through production, liquefaction and transportation. We also have facilities for gas storage and regasification. We are the third electric operator in the Spanish market and a major player in Latin America.

Business lines:

  • Gas supply and transportation
  • Generation of electricity
  • Delivery of gas and electricity
  • Commercialization


Barcelona Turisme

Barcelona Turisme

Barcelona Convention Bureau (BCB) is a specialized Turisme de Barcelona programme aimed at promoting the city as a venue for conferences, conventions and incentive travel, as well as offering free and neutral advisory services for professionals interested in organizing a meeting in Barcelona. Founded in 1983, BCB was a pioneer in this field in Spain. All these years of work have given us in-depth knowledge of the city, creating close working relationships with companies in the meetings industry.



The Business Council for Sustainable Energy (BCSE) is an organization dedicated to implementing market-based approaches to reducing pollution and providing a diverse, secure mix of energy resources. The BCSE advocates for policies at the state, national, and international levels that increase the use of commercially available clean energy technologies and that create a more secure, sustainable, and diversified energy portfolio.

The organization dedicated to implementing market-based approaches to reducing pollution and providing a diverse, secure mix of energy resources. Through our extensive national and international network, the Council works on issues pertaining to climate change, international financing, clean energy tax equity and global market development.


Carbon Trust

The Carbon Trust is an independent, expert partner of leading organisations around the world, helping them contribute to and benefit from a more sustainable future through carbon reduction, resource efficiency strategies and commercialising low carbon technologies.

Until now, natural resources such as energy, materials, water and land have been abundant and cheap. As a result, today's economy - from buildings and transport to food and clothing – is wasteful. The scarcity of resources, the impact of their use and the growth of emerging economies mean that the infrastructure, products and services of tomorrow will have to be radically different. The Carbon Trust works with organisations to address these challenges and deliver on our mission – to accelerate the move to a sustainable, low carbon economy.



Climate-KIC is the EU's largest public private partnership addressing climate change through innovation to build a zero carbon economy. We address climate change across four priority themes: urban areas, land use, production systems, climate metrics and finance. Education is at the heart of these themes to inspire and empower the next generation of climate leaders. We run programmes for students, start-ups and innovators across Europe via centres in major cities, convening a community of the best people and organisations.

Our approach starts with improving the way people live in cities. Our focus on industry creates the products required for a better living environment, and we look to optimise land use to produce the food people need. Climate-KIC is supported by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), a body of the European Union.


Clúster d'Eficiència Energètica de Catalunya (CEEC)

Clúster d'Eficiència Energètica de Catalunya (CEEC) is an entity that, through collaboration between companies and associates from areas such as technological research, institutional, regulatory, industrial, and informational business, aims to promote the field of energy efficiency.

The CEEC is constituted as a nonprofit business association that brings together organizations within their activities, provide, promote or develop products or services related to energy efficiency in the fields of buildings, mobility, utilities, industry and training.

Unlike the sectoral associations or groups, the common bond of the CEEC is not the kind of product that is manufactured or sharing the same market, but the will of the members to access common goals of increasing value product or service through increased energy efficiency and the use of new business opportunities arising from this commitment.



The Carbon Market Institute is at the centre of climate change policy and business in Australia. We're dedicated to helping business seize opportunities in rapidly evolving carbon markets. Independent and non-partisan, we're the peak industry body for climate change and business.

We believe that market based solutions are the most efficient policy mechanism to address the challenge of climate change. We share knowledge and facilitate connections between business, policy makers and thought leaders to drive the evolution of carbon markets towards a significant and positive impact on climate change.

Engaging leaders, shaping policy and driving action, we're connecting insights and catalysing opportunities in the transition to a low carbon economy.



The Korea Research Institute of Climate Change was established in Korea as the first public research institute in an area of climate change.

KRIC, the Korea Research Institute of Climate Change, has been promoting the researches and projects on climate change adaptation, emission reductions, renewable energy and eco-friendly energy utilization, and operates a climate change education center for official servants and citizens to raise the awareness of climate change.

We are participating in government policy development such as Korea Emission Trading Scheme ("K-ETS") and Korean Offset Program ("KOP").

As a representative research institute for climate change in Korea, KRIC supports the successful implementation of the Emission Trading Scheme, national policies, and the cost-effective corporate's GHG reduction.


Entreprises pour l'Environnement (EPE)

‘Entreprises pour l'Environnement', EpE, created in 1992, is an association of around forty large French and international companies from all sectors of the economy, who want to make environmental considerations a greater part of both their long-term planning and their day-to-day management.

EpE does most of its work through permanent and temporary committees and working groups. They focus on newly emerging and forward-looking subjects such as climate change, the link between health and environment, environmental foresight, biodiversity, the green economy and others. This work is published on the EpE's website:

Clúster de Cambio Climático

Forética - Cluster of Climate Change

Forética is the leading association of companies and professionals of corporate social responsibility / sustainability in Spain and Latin America, whose mission is to promote the integration of social, environmental and good governance aspects in the strategy and management of companies and organizations. Currently it is formed by more than 200 members.

Forética is the representative organization in Spain of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), and therefore, Spanish Business Council of Sustainable Development. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of CSR Europe. In Spain, Forética is part of the State Council of CSR as an expert vocal. Spain coordinates the Cluster of Climate Change in Spain, a meeting point for enterprises in leadership, knowledge, exchange and dialogue in this field, made up of 51 big spanish companies.

Fundación Empresa & Clima

Fundación Empresa & Clima

We want to help you to plan and invest in a low carbon economy, promoting mitigation strategies and strengthening your adaptation capability to the effects of climate change.

FEC represent companies of all sizes and sectors that are leaders and benchmark on integration on their DNA of policies that promote climate action.

FEC Provide support to all companies to give them adequate information and tools to face the commitments and challenges of climate change.

FEC Be the business and multisector reference for mitigation and adaptation to climate change.



The International Carbon Action Partnership (ICAP) is an international forum for governments and public authorities that have implemented or are planning to implement emissions trading systems (ETS). The partnership currently counts 31 members and four observers.

ICAP facilitates cooperation between countries, sub-national jurisdictions and supranational institutions that have established or are actively pursuing carbon markets through mandatory cap and trade systems.

Founded a decade ago in Lisbon, Portugal, ICAP provides the opportunity for member jurisdictions to share best practices and discuss ETS design elements with a view to creating a well-functioning global carbon market through linking ETS.

The work of ICAP focuses on the three pillars of technical dialogue, ETS knowledge sharing and capacity building activities.



The Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI) is an independent research institute dedicated to fostering the transition to sustainable development and prosperity for all.
IDDRI identifies the necessary conditions for the integration of sustainable development into public policies and proposes tools for their implementation. It takes action at different levels, from international cooperation to the policies of countries, cities and businesses.
Its work is structured around four thematic agendas: Climate, Biodiversity and ecosystems, Ocean and Governance of sustainable development.

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Lavola is a service company, created in 1981 with more than 35 years' experience in sustainability services. The company develops services in the following business areas: Consultancy in the fields of Climate change mitigation and adaptation, Life Cycle Analysis, Sustainable Urban and Regional Development, Waste management, Energy efficiency and Renewable Energies and Social Responsibility; Communication agency specialized in Sustainable Development; Education for sustainable Development including Education programs, learning materials and activities and Management of centres for information and education.

Lavola is well-established to the territory in Barcelona, Manlleu, Madrid and Bogotá (Colombia) and has an associated company in Andorra.

Lavola is a carbon neutral company that offsetting its business through the brand Clean CO2. It has ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 50001 certifications about the environmental and energetic quality management for the activities, products and services of the organization. It also has a LEED certification for the Barcelona and Manlleu headquarters, and the Environmental Quality Distinction for Manlleu headquarters.

LEDS Global Partnership

LEDS Global Partnership

The Low Emission Development Strategies Global Partnership (LEDS GP) was founded in 2011 to facilitate peer learning, technical cooperation and information exchange to support the formation and implementation of low emission development strategies. It has a focus on support to developing countries and regions. Through networking of peers and a bringing-together of support programs with live policy processes, LEDS GP helps to build the capability of practitioners and progress low emission development in a practical way.

LEDS GP engages leaders from over 300 institutions across government agencies, technical institutes, international agencies, and NGOs. It operates through regional platforms in Africa, Asia, Europe and Eurasia, and Latin America and the Caribbean and has six technical global working groups and a global secretariat. Developing country leaders in each region set priorities for learning, collaboration, and advisory support delivered collectively through the Partnership.

Power for All


Power for All is a coalition of nearly 200 business and civil society organizations campaigning to rapidly scale the deployment of decentralized renewable energy (DRE) in order to achieve universal energy access (SDG7) before 2030. DRE solutions -- including green mini-grids (solar, hydro, biomass and wind), rooftop systems and portable lighting solutions designed for households, businesses and productive use -- offer the fastest, most affordable and cleanest path to electricity access for all.

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Solartys, the non-profit Spanish Association for the Internationalization and Innovation of the Solar companies, has been promoting the dissemination and penetration of the renewable energies, especially the photovoltaic energy, in the market and in general to the different levels of the society.

With this ambitious challenge in mind, Solartys developed its activity and transmitted its strategic view through its members and the citizenship in general.

Solartys works through a cluster strategy, it means that it has a global view of the entire solar energy value chain and it is aware of the involved agents of the sector. Therefore, Solartys includes among its associates, universities, technological centers going through big companies and specially a wide representation of SMEs which build the national industry network.

Nowadays, Solartys is composed by 150 members and it is positioned as a referent in the sector within Spain and Europe. Solartys has a continuous contact with its associates which is translated into real approach of the challenges that the companies need to face as well as the market opportunities to reach.

In order to accomplish this purpose, Solartys divides its efforts in four wide areas: the internationalization, the innovation, the funding and training.


Gobierno de España

Gobierno de España
Ministerio de Agricultura y Pesca, Alimentación y Medio Ambiente


World Bank Group

World Bank Group

The World Bank Group (WBG) is providing approximately $64.2 billion in loans, grants, investments and guarantees to partner countries and private businesses in 2016, pursuing the mission of ending extreme poverty and building shared prosperity in the world.

Climate change is a threat to the core mission of the World Bank Group. As a leader in the implementation of the Kyoto Protocol, the Bank Group created the first carbon fund, and today, it acts as a trustee of 19 carbon initiatives. These funds reached a total fund allocation in access of $3 billion and have successfully delivered almost 200 million tons of CO2eq emission reductions.

The World Bank Group is a leader in shaping the next generation of climate finance and markets and is extending its climate-related portfolio to 28 percent by 2020, to reach potentially $29 billion annually by 2020 to help developing countries deliver on their national climate strategies.

Fira de Barcelona

Fira de Barcelona

Fira de Barcelona is one of the most important trade fair organizations in Europe, both in terms of the size and quality of the shows and congresses it hosts, as well as its reputation as a leading and highly professional setup.

Our venues host historical in-house events, such as SCEWC (Smart City Expo World Congress), Alimentaria or Internet of Things Solutions World Congress. Since 2009, Fira Barcelona has hosted Carbon Expo every 2 years, providing logistic, communication and sales services to support the organization. Committed to corporate responsibility, its activity is based on sustainability, respect for the environment and support of various charity initiatives.


Climate Action

Climate Action

Climate Action facilitates partnerships between business, government, investors and NGOs to accelerate international sustainable development and advance the global green economy. This is achieved through a series of global media and events platforms through which stakeholders can connect, share knowledge, technologies and expertise and identify innovative solutions to the challenges presented by climate change and a growing population.

Climate Action works in partnership with prestigious organisations such as UN Environment (UNEP) with whom it organises the Sustainable Innovation Forum, and UNEP Finance Initiative (UNEP-FI), with whom it organises the Sustainable Investment Forum held in New York in Climate Week.

Founded in 2007, Climate Action are based in London, UK.



Connect4Climate is the flagship global partnership program of the Communication for Climate Change Multi Donor Trust Fund at the World Bank Group working to communicate climate change. It is supported by the Italian Ministry of Environment, Land and Sea, the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development and the World Bank Group, along with more than 400 partners from civil society, media networks, international organizations, academic institutions, youth groups and the private sector. Connect4Climate is now an established player in the global climate change agenda, spreading climate change knowledge and opening up creative ways to build the political capital to accelerate climate solutions.


International Emissions Trading Association (IETA)

IETA is a leading non-profit business organization serving companies engaged in the field of carbon markets. Its objective is to build international policy and market frameworks for reducing GHG at lowest cost. Its vision is a global carbon price produced by markets of high environmental integrity.

They pursue this vision with an eye to pragmatism, political reality and sound economics.

  1. Their work is driven by six key goals:
  2. 1. Improve the credibility and functionality of today's carbon markets.
  3. 2. Promote quality, efficiency and effectiveness in future carbon markets.
  4. 3. Provide leadership and development opportunities for carbon offsetting.
  5. 4. Promote effective linkages between carbon pricing systems over time.
  6. 5. Support effective private sector models of engagement in climate finance.
  7. 6. Showcase the power of markets in addressing climate change.


Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development

Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development

The Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) is responsible for the German development cooperation implemented by GIZ and KfW as well as by international organizations, partnering with private sector and civil society.

BMZ accounts for approximately 90 per cent of Germany's international climate finance. It is supporting action in climate change mitigation and adaption through bilateral programs in over 60 partner countries to jointly achieve the goals of the 2030 Agenda and the Paris Agreement, recognizing that climate change is jeopardizing sustainable development. To trigger transformational investments, BMZ supports the creation of enabling environments and the set-up of innovative financial instruments that help mobilize the private sector for climate action.

In addition to bilateral programs, Germany has launched and supported a number of major global initiatives. The NDC Partnership promotes coordination and exchange at national and international level to improve cooperation between the different stakeholders to facilitate NDC implementation. InsuResilience, for which Germany partners up with civil society, the insurance industry and development banks, seeks to insure 400 million poor, particularly vulnerable people against the consequences of climate change. Together with others, Germany also supports the Africa Renewable Energy Initiative (AREI) which is set to achieve at least 10 GW of new and additional renewable energy generation capacity by 2020, and at least 300 GW by 2030.

Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety

Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety

The Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) is responsible for a range of government policies which are reflected in the name of the ministry itself. For more than 30 years the Ministry has worked to protect the public from environmental toxins and radiation and establish an intelligent and efficient use of raw materials; it has advanced climate action and promoted a use of natural resources that conserves biodiversity and secures habitats. BMUB is responsible within the German government for climate policy on the national, European and international levels. Its activities range widely from domestic climate policy to the international climate negotiations under the UNFCCC. Germany is taking an active role in realizing the agreed commitments by enhancing its own activities and supporting other parties in their efforts to mitigate and adapt to the impacts climate change.


Clean CO2

Clean CO2

Clean CO2 is Lavola's carbon management and offset brand that offers an effective reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.

Clean CO2 is an optimal solution for businesses offering products and services to third parties, such as travel, events, food, beverages, commercial materials, restaurants, printing, electrical appliances, electronic goods, and stays in hotels. But can also be used by particulars to offset the GHG emissions related to their travels.

Technically, Clean CO2 is based on the international methodologies of the ISO 14064 standard and the GHG Protocol to calculate the carbon footprint of companies, and on ISO 14067, PAS 2050 and the GHG Protocol Product Accounting and Reporting Standard to calculate the carbon footprint of products and services.

Clean CO2 also offers you tools for informing your stakeholders of your commitment to the territory, to the environment and to people. It can be applied to almost any product, and includes a certificate that proves this benefit to the final consumer or to any stakeholders. Clean CO2 is distributed worldwide through its network of representatives that offer emission-neutral products and services.

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