World Forum on Enterprise and the Environment 3 Where SSEE fits inThe mission of the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment is to help leaders in business and government make well-informed decisions to secure a sustainable low carbon future. SSEE is an interactive hub within the University of Oxford, an intelligent user of academic expertise, working closely with business and governments to find solutions to 21st century challenges.These challenges include climate change, energy supply, mobility, biodiversity, food safety, water security, waste management and the fundamental transition to more sustainable behaviour. Where you fit inBy partnering with SSEE, businesses and government benefit from a broad spectrum of expertise to inform decisions that address sustainability challenges and improve long-term business objectives and wealth creation. The flagship event of SSEE's year is the annual World Forum on Enterprise and the Environment in Oxford. The event is fast becoming the 'Davos' of the environmental world and is attended by Heads of State as well as global business leaders and leading academic experts. The World Forum is where senior figures from business and the public sector have the chance to come together and map out solutions to (and not just discuss) global challenges we currently face. This is the chance for businesses to lead the agenda.
4 World Forum on Enterprise and the EnvironmentAbout The World Forum The World Forum on Enterprise and the Environment (WFEE) is rapidly becoming established as the leading international environmental conference. Each year the World Forum brings together 120 global decision makers and thinkers to explore the key challenges and critical milestones in our transition to sustainability.The 2009 World Forum, 'Is There A Model For Low Carbon Growth?', brought together the Heads of State of Rwanda and the Maldives, Al Gore, Lord Browne, Lord Giddens and other leading figures from the policy, business and academic communities. Delegates examined the connections between economic activity and emissions across several sectors to consider feasible models of low-carbon growth. The forum discussed environmental and industry case studies, shared research findings and assessed the potential for implementing suitable models for low carbon economic growth. The 2010 World Forum theme was 'Low Carbon Mobility: Air, Sea and Land' which explored a vision of sustainable mobility in 2050, and the necessary steps to realising it. Speakers included Dr Janez Potoc?nik, European Commissioner for the Environment, Dr Steven Chu, US Secretary of State for Energy, President Mikhail Gorbachev, Founding President of Green Cross International, and Fatih Birol, Chief Economist of the International Energy Association.The World Forum addressed the enablers and constraints of a faster transition to low-carbon mobility and how public and private partners could collaborate to innovate. Key issues included financing capital stock turnover, investing in new infrastructure, and developing new vehicle and fuels technologies.Together with our international partners we will continue to build on the progress of the past two forums, as we head towards the next, 'Valuing Ecosystem Services' on 28th - 30th June 2011.Professor Sir David King