Natural environment  |  Events  |  10.11.2011

Climate mainstreaming and MFF: Does the new EU budget help achieve our climate goals?

The Greens/ EFA Group organises a public conference to present the EU’s future budget and discuss its implications for cohesive climate policies.

EVENT: Public Conference

DATE: 10 November 2011, 09:30 - 13:00

PLACE: European Parliament, Room A1G3, 60 rue Wiertz, Brussels

Draft programme

9.30 - 11.00  I. Which contribution from cohesion- and structural funds to fight climate change?  Chair:  Elisabeth Schroedter

  • Presentation of the future budget and spending priorities -  Peter Berkowitz, Future of Cohesion Policy - European Commission / DG Regio
  • Cohesion Policy delivering on EU climate targets in Central and Eastern Europe - ways to unlock potentials for energy and resource efficiency -  Markus Trilling, CEE Bankwatch
  • Measuring the climatic impact of cohesion policy operational programmes: The French carbon emissions evaluation tool NECATER(Case study) - Pierre-François Clerc, Responsible for Sustainable Development, DATAR 

11.00 - 12.30  II. Greening the CAP- increasing the resilience of agri-ecosystems, Chair: Bas Eickhout

  • Presentation of  the future budget and spending priorities - Ms Hikka Summa, Head of Unit or Ms Myriam Driessen, Policy Coordinator - Climate change, forestry and bioenergy European Commission / DG AGRI (tbc)
  • Meat production and climate effects: How can the CAP reform contribute to more climate friendly livestock rearing?- Reinhild Benning, Friends of the Earth, Germany
  • How the proposed "Ecological focus areas" can increase resilience of agro-ecosystems - Faustine Defossez, Agriculture and Bioenergy Policy Officer, European Environmental Bureau

12.30   Concluding remarks by Bas Eickhout

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