What is the Climate Club?

The Climate Club is an initiative to advance solutions for a low carbon future.

Launched as a cycle of events (Cap COP21) in 2015, the Climate Club brings together companies, NGOs, foundations and climate leaders to build concrete solutions for low carbon businesses and territories.

We organise meetings on climate change issues to advance discussions. Example of key topics addressed include assessing climate risk, integrating a carbon price, and metrics for the Sustainable Development Goals.

We also engage in research and publish technical reports which open the door for businesses and territories to transition towards a sustainable future.



The Climate Club puts forward concrete solutions to accelerate a low carbon transition and sustainable development.


The Climate Club is also suportted by key climate leaders and long-term Partners engaged in climate action.


Each Partner benefits from equal rights at the Climate Club’s Strategic Steering Comittee to define priorities and key topics.


The Climate Club focuses on positive actions to mitigate and adapt to climate change.

Agenda – Upcoming Events

09/20/17 – Climate Breakfast #7 | Carbon Neutrality at the Board Level: Why Now and How? > Official Affiliate Event Climate Week NYC

Carbon neutrality is an effective and impactful framework to drive forward companies’ and organizations’ sustainability strategies. A strategic approach to carbon neutrality allows companies to maintain competitive advantage in the transition to the low carbon economy.
This panel discussion will seek to present how and why private and public sector leaders are using carbon neutrality and most importantly, how to get their boards on board. High-level panelists from private and public sector organizations will discuss their experience and approach with key influencers.
This Climate Breakfast is an official affiliate event of the Climate Week NYC.
More information here.

Guest speakers:
• Anthony Guerrero, Director Facilities and Sustainability, NRDC
• Emily Kreps, Head of Investor Initiatives, CDP
• Sarah Leugers, Director of Communications, The Gold Standard
• Gerald Maradan, Founder, The Climate Club
• Sophia Mendelsohn, Head of Sustainability, JetBlue
• Robert Metzke, Chief of Staff and Global Head of Sustainability, Philips
• Shona Quinn, Sustainability Leader, Eileen Fisher
• William Theisen, CEO, EcoAct Inc.

Moderator: David Levine, Cofounder & CEO, American Sustainable Business Council

Agenda – Past Events

09/12/17 – Climate Talk #6 | Green innovation: the best practices to transform the climate SDG into a performance lever

Guest speakers:

• Brice Lalonde, Former French Minister, Business & Climate Summit President

• Stéphane Pouffary, NGO ENERGIES 2050, President

• Gilles Vermot-Desroches, Schneider Electric, Sustainable Development Director

07/06/17 – Climate Breakfast #5 | Different company perspectives from around the world: how to stick to a 2°C target?

On the eve of the next G20 Summit, to be held in Hamburg on 7 and 8 July, and with the next UN Climate Conference, organised by Fiji, also taking place in Germany later this year, Climate Club is bringing together experts, researchers and international business leaders around the issues of the low-carbon economy and the urgent need to hold the rise in global average temperature below the 2°C limit by 2100.

With state climate commitments struggling to achieve the targets set by the Paris Agreement, all the more so since the United States announced its withdrawal from the Agreement, the private sector is taking the lead in deploying concrete actions in the territories, in the knowledge that adaptation and innovation are genuine levers for performance.

This Climate Breakfast will share the viewpoints of speakers committed to the 2°C trajectory in China, North America, Africa and Europe.

What are companies’ priorities for limiting the increase in temperatures to 2°C? What obstaclesdo they encounter? What strategies do they employ and why? How can we ensure that the private sector’s efforts are ambitious enough, and in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)?

01/26/17 – Climate Breakfast #4: Engaging the private sector in achieving the SDGs

In which ways can businesses contribute to achieve the global SDGs? How to promote best practices in line with the SDG framework? How can we ensure a comprehensive framework to certify SDGs impacts in corporate supply chains? Which tools can a company use to achieve their SDG objectives? What return on investment can businesses get from a SDG strategy?

11/24/16 – Climate Breakfast #3: COP 22

Following COP22, our third Climate Breakfast was dedicated to the Climate Change Conference in Marrakech.

09/22/16 – Climate Breakfast #2: Carbon pricing

Our second Climate Breakfast was dedicated to the internal carbon pricing’s issue: How to fix your internal carbon price? How to implement an internal carbon pricing process? How to link your internal carbon pricing process to your strategy?

07/28/16 – Climate Breakfast #1: Climate Risk

Watch the video of July 6 Climate Breakfast in Paris:

Climate Club, the next step after Cap COP21

In 2015, EcoAct launched the Cap COP21 project to promote climate action and innovation.

Through 5 events, more than 1,000 subscribers and attendees were brought together to find solutions for the planet, at the heart of Paris and for COP21.

Artists, entrepreneurs, NGOs, projects owners, territories, small and big companies, politicians, scientists, designers and committed citizens made all year long Cap COP21 a success.

The COP21 Paris agreement and Cap COP21 member reactions showed us we had to go further with our initiative in order to find concrete solutions in collaboration with positive and committed people. Since climate change requires short term and ambitious action, we decided to launch the Climate Club, an exclusive place to share and build a better future together.

What’s new?

With Cap COP21, we talked and discovered very inspiring innovations.

Climate Club goes one step further to empower people to act together, find synergies and provide concrete responses to the points requiring more clarity at COP21.

That’s why we plan to invest more than 1,500 hours of experts work in the first version of Climate Club.

At Climate Club, we do things that really count, being…

  • Concrete
  • Collaborative
  • Committed
  • for the Climate

That’s what we call the “4C” of Climate Club.

April, 9th 2015
Business and Climate Change: what innovations can combat the crisis?

An exclusive and international panel conference as a kick of Cap COP21

Speakers :

  • Mrs Marie-Christine Korniloff, WWF Deputy Director for Economic Affairs
  • Mr Nicolas Imbert, Green Cross France and Territories Executive Director
  • Mr Dirk Forrister, International Emissions Trading Association (IETA) President and CEO
  • Mrs Sophie-Noëlle Nemo, La Poste Group Energy Transition Managing Director

June, 23rd 2015
Climate Innovation Day

Climate Talks and workphops to bring people together and build.

Speakers :

  • Prince EA, Activist and spoken word artist (USA)
  • Jean Jouzel, Vice President of the Scientific Group of IPCC
  • Marion Verles, CEO of The Gold Standard Foundation (Switzerland)
  • Dr. Ralph Westermann, Independent Consultant at UPM (Germany)
  • Joseph Mwakima WAROMBO, Community Relations Officer at Wildlife Works (Kenya)
  • Daphné de Kermoal, Sustainable Development Director at DPD Group
  • Damien Boyer, Manager at Nash Tec
  • Myriam Maestroni, Founder and CEO of Economie d’Energie
  • Niels Peter Flint, Founder and Owner of NPFlint Consultancy (Denmark)

September, 28th 2015
Climate change, territories and low carbon economy

An international panel conference and visit of an innovative showroom on cleantech.

Speakers :

  • Didier Mamma, Former Vice-President of Big Data at SAP
  • Richard Pancost, Director of the Cabot Institute (Bristol)
  • Etienne Langereau, Director of «Grand Paris» Project, at La Poste Group
  • Cécile Maisonneuve, Vice-President of the Think-Tank «Fabrique de la Cité»
  • Thierry Fornas, President of EcoAct

October 29th, 2015
Presentation of the final delivery

Panel conference at the European Space Agency’s French headquarters to present “Cap(able)?: 10 solutions for the planet”.

Get the full version of the report here

… And during COP21, Paris

More than 10 panel conferences in Le Grand Palais, at Le Bourget – where the official negotiations took place, and other places in Paris

More info here

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Climate Club is an EcoAct initiative

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