Natural environment  |  Events  |  14.11.2012

Running out of time: Why the climate negotiations should be speeded up

The next COP, which will take place in Qatar at the end of November is just round the corner. The Greens/EFA group is organising an event to assess the progress that has been made since the last UN climate discussions in Durban last year, exchange on the issues that are at stake and discuss what role Europe could play to ensure that a comprehensive and ambitious agreement is found in Doha.

EVENT: conference
DATE: 14 November 2012 (09:30 -12:30)
PLACE: European Parliament - Room A1G3 - 60 rue Wiertz - 1047 Brussels
LANGUAGE: English

Draft agenda

Introduction

Satu Hassi, Green Member of the European Parliament and Official Representative of the Greens/EFA group in the Official Delegation of the European Parliament in Qatar

9.30 - 10.30

Running out of time: Why the climate negotiations should be speeded up
Bas Eickhout, Green Member of the European Parliament 

  • Philippe Marbaix, Doctor of Science, Assistant to Vice-Chair of IPCC Mr van Ypersele
  • Sandrine Dixon - Decleve - Prince of Wales's EU Corporate leaders Group on Climate Change

10.30 - 11.30

What should be achieved at the next COP in Qatar?
Satu Hassi, Green Member of the European Parliament 

  • Michel den Elzen, Senior Climate Policy Researcher, Department of Climate, Air and Energy, PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency
  • Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary, UNFCCC

11.30 - 12.30

The role of the EU: not showing up empty handed
Yannick Jadot, Green Member of the European Parliament

  • Tomasz Chruszczow, Head of the Polish delegation
  • Serge Lepeltier, France Climate Change Ambassador
  • Connie Hedegaard, EU Commissioner for Climate Action