"How to build support within the EU for a deal in Paris" (Amsterdam, 17 June 2015) [fr]


2015 is a decisive year for climate negotiations. To keep us on track to limit global temperature rises to below 2°C, it is essential to secure a fair, ambitious and legally binding international agreement under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) at the 2015 Conference of Parties in Paris (COP21) and to ramp up pre-2020 climate change action. In 2015 other multilateral processes are also underway, including the Financing for Development conference in July and the post 2015 development agenda to be agreed in September. Successful outcomes on all these processes will require concerted and coordinated diplomatic action by the EU and Member States.

Following the successful 1st UK-German Climate Diplomacy Day on 9 September 2014, in line with the EU’s Climate Diplomacy Action Plan for 2015, and in view of the COP21 in Paris, the embassies of Germany, the UK and France, the Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment of the Kingdom of Netherlands and the Clingendael Institute will organise on 17 June a conference “How to build support within the EU for a deal in Paris”.

This conference will gather (local) government experts, private companies, civil society and think tanks representatives. It will focus on how support from all stakeholders within the EU can be gained and on how this support can finally help reach a deal in Paris. It will also discuss the challenges and opportunities arising out of the EU’s climate change policies and its international ambitions.

The afternoon will be organised in three panels:
1/How can the EU play its part to reach a deal? ;
2/Challenges and opportunities of new regulations for private companies;
3/How to bring local governments and civil society in the preparation process?

The conference will take place in the premises of the French Institute in Amsterdam. A movie “Groënland : le voyage sous la glace” will be broadcasted after the conference as part of the Film&Science Festival organised by the French Institute.

If you’re interested in attending this event, please register with kareen.truschel@diplomatie.gouv.fr (Audience capacity : 80 persons).

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"How to build support within the EU for a deal in Paris ?"

On the occasion of the European Climate Diplomacy Day

Institut français des Pays-Bas (Maison Descartes, Vijzelgracht 2A, Amsterdam)
Working language : English

13:30-14:00 Welcoming coffee.
14:00-15:00 First Panel – How can the EU play its part to reach a deal?

1/ Xavier Rey, Deputy Head of mission (French embassy): Preparation process and objectives of the Paris conference

2/ Ivo de Zwaan, Ministry for Environment and Infrastructures: The EU position in the climate negotiations

3/ Kitty van der Heijden, Europe World Resources Institute: Presentation of the New Climate Economy Report

4/ Louise Van Schaik, Clingendael Institute: Challenges in the negotiation process
15:00-16:00 Second Panel – Challenges and opportunities of new regulations for private companies.

Moderator : Pieter Pauw, Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik

1/ Harry Verhaar, Head of Global Public & Government Affairs for Philips Lighting

2/ Dr. Sytse Jelles, E.ON Benelux

3/ Stephen Hibbert, Global head of energy and carbon efficiency at ING

4/ Hildagarde McCarville, CEO Veolia Nederland
16:00-16:30 Coffee break
16:30-17:30 Third Panel – How to bring local governments and civil society in the preparation process?

1/ Stephan Brandligt, Delft Alderman

2/ Future Cities Catapult

3/ Representative of a Dutch University

4/ Ms Tine Hördum (Hoerdum), Stadtwerke Köln
17:30-19:00: CNRS movie « Groënland : le voyage sous la glace » (French language with English subtitles) as part of Film&Science festival


gepubliceerd op 18/06/2015

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