International ministers, envoys and authorities on climate change speak at PLANETech launch


PLANETech, a joint initiative of Vincent Tchenguiz’s Consensus Business Group and the Israel Innovation Institute, was pleased to present its first virtual event on Wednesday, 17 February, which was attended by over 400 people in more than 30 countries.

A community for the development and implementation of climate change technologies, PLANETech is building an active global network for climate tech innovators, investors, government offices and multinational corporations.

Under the title ‘Countries Investing in Climate Tech’, the launch event brought together speakers from the world’s leading countries in clean technologies, including UK and EU representatives and ministers.

In his opening remarks, Vincent Tchenguiz, Chairman of Consensus business Group, highlighted the importance of clean tech investment in tackling the prominent global challenge of climate change. He
spoke about developing a financial model that would encourage Government to Government trading, carbon capture and the adoption of planet-related technologies, and commented, “PLANETech is important in that we are looking to build a marketplace in climate change technologies which will contribute towards the reduction of CO2 and greenhouse gas emissions.”

Nick Bridge, the UK’s Special Representative for Climate Change, discussed the Government’s Ten Point Plan to push the UK towards net-zero emissions and the future of the country’s renewable energy sectors.

PLANETech is leading an active approach to promoting innovative technologies that create economic value worldwide and help solve climate change challenges. The community promotes joint activities between different climate tech ecosystem players and is endorsed by Gila Gamliel, Israel’s Minister for Environmental Protection and Emanuele Giaufret, the EU’s Ambassador to Israel, who praised the fruitful exchange of ideas at the event. PLANETech plans to hold similar events, seminars, and working
groups in the near future.

Consensus Business Group
Consensus Business Group is a leading UK-based investment group, led by Mr. Vincent Tchenguiz. The group’s key areas of investments in Israel are in the healthtech, life science, planetech (climate change technologies), and HLS sectors. Its diversified portfolio has been meticulously built along the years as an elaborated platform for corporates, countries, and other public and private key players to engage with.

Israel Innovation Institute
The Israel Innovation Institute is a non-profit “think and do tank” bringing innovative technology and knowledge into real-world settings. The institute enables and facilitates the development, testing, and the demonstration of scalable, innovative solutions to global challenges—in indispensable fields such as Digital Health, Precision Agriculture, Smart mobility, desertech and Climate Change technologies.