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The Blue Zone was the area at COP28 that was accessible only to government representatives and specific delegates of observer organizations. It hosted the formal negotiations, as well as panel discussions, speaking events, and cultural events for the duration of the conference.
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See you at cop29!

Bentley in the Blue Zone at COP28

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Bentley empowers people to design, build, and operate better and more resilient infrastructure through the adoption of our intelligent digital twin solutions. Helping the global infrastructure sector to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and ensure a better quality of life for future generations is central to Bentley’s work in helping shift toward more resilient infrastructure.

Our Bentley executives and sustainability experts shared insights on opening low-carbon, climate resilient pathways with Infrastructure Intelligence throughout COP28 in the Blue Zone. 

Expert Discussion

Battening Down for the Incoming Storm:
How to Bolster Resilience and Prosperity for Pacific Island Nations at the Forefront of Climate Change

December 3, 2023, 1:55 PM

Islands in the Pacific Ocean are consider by many people to be paradise on Earth. It is feared that rising sea levels will as a result of climate change will swallow these low-lying land masses that are home to about 15 million people. Join us for a deep dive into how climate finance and technology can improve climate adaptation plans and projects at a local level and sustain paradise on Earth for a while longer.

BLUE ZONE PAVILION: New Zealand

HOST ORGANIZATION: New Zealand Trade Enterprise

SPEAKER:  

  • Thomas D. Krom, Industry Director, Environment at Seequent, The Bentley Subsurface Company

Learn More about Seequent at COP28: events.seequent.com/cop

Expert Discussion

Technology for Transition:
Mitigation, Adaptation & Resilience

December 4, 2023, 11:30 AM

Technology and innovation will play a key role in the road to the transition to net-zero, a powerful tool in mitigation and adaptation processes around the world, providing data visibility and traceability, better resource management and planning of infrastructure. Bentley Systems is one of the leading companies in developing and implementing innovative tools that allow for capacity building, better risk management and delivery of net-zero commitments around the world.

BLUE ZONE PAVILION: Portugal

HOST ORGANIZATION: UN Global Compact – Network Portugal

SPEAKER:  

  • Rodrigo Fernandes, Director of Empowering Sustainable Development Goals (ES(D)G), Bentley Systems

Learn More at: https://events.unglobalcompact.org/cop28/Schedule

ROUNDTABLE + PANEL

Global Supply Chains - Science Based Targets and its Impact

DECEMBER 3, 2023, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM

During this keynote and panel discussion, business leaders will discuss best practices on supply chain engagement with a specific focus on SBTs.

LOCATION: Blue Zone – UN Global Compact Hub

HOST ORGANIZATION: UN Global Compact – Norway

SPEAKER:

  • Rodrigo Fernandes, Director of Empowering Sustainable Development Goals (ES(D)G), Bentley Systems

Learn More at: https://events.unglobalcompact.org/cop28/Schedule

EXPERT DISCUSSION

Decarbonizing Global Value Chains

DECEMBER 8, 2023, 11:30 AM – 3:30 PM

By bringing companies from over the world, this session will dive in good practices put in place by leading companies to decarbonize their value chain.

LOCATION: Blue Zone – UN Global Compact Hub

HOST ORGANIZATION: UN Global Compact – France

SPEAKER:

  • Rodrigo Fernandes, Director of Empowering Sustainable Development Goals (ES(D)G), Bentley Systems

Learn More at: https://events.unglobalcompact.org/cop28/Schedule

ROUNDTABLE

Financing the Energy Transition in Emerging Markets - Risk and Regulatory Markets

DECEMBER 8, 2023, 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM

Business leaders from renewable energy companies and financial institutions will gather to discuss risk and regulatory obstacles in emerging markets and how organizations can mobilize private capital within them.

LOCATION: Blue Zone – UN Global Compact Hub

HOST ORGANIZATION: UN Global Compact – Norway

SPEAKER:

  • Mark Coates, Senior International Director of Infrastructure Policy Advancement, Bentley Systems

Learn More at: https://events.unglobalcompact.org/cop28/Schedule