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Europe is not for shale!

Europe is not for shale! : A Greens/EFA Conference

Public conference
4 June 2015 from 09:30 to 13:00
European Parliament - Room ASP A1G3
60 rue Wiertz - 1047 Brussels




(Simultaneous interpretation will be provided in Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Hungarian, Lithuanian and Spanish)

Panel 1: State of play of fracking and shale gas

  • Welcome by Rebecca Harms, Co-president of the Greens/EFA Group
  • Keynote address: John Ashton, independent commentator
  • Response by José Bové, Greens/EFA MEP
  • Q&A (15')

Panel 2: Civil society experiences with the current regulatory framework for UFF


Moderated by Martin Häusling, Greens/EFA MEP and Florent Marcellesi, Spokesperson of EQUO, Spanish Greens, in the European Parliament 

  • Presentation of report on civil society assessment of EC recommendation by Paul de Clerck / Antoine Simon, FOEE  (20')
  • ‘Snapshots’ of national situation (50' - 10’ each)
    • Germany, Andy Gheorghiu
    • Lithuania, Tomas Tomilinas
    • Poland, Ewa Sufin-Jacquemart
    • UK, Jake White
    • Spain, Samuel Martín-Sosa Rodríguez, Carles Seijo
  • European Commission state of play on the evaluation of recommendations (15')
    • Karl Falkenberg, European Commission, DG Environment
  • Q&A (10')
  • The international dimension on the example of Algeria: Hocine Malti (10')

Panel 3: Climate change and shale gas

Moderation: Molly Scott Cato, Greens/EFA MEP

  • The problem: Shale gas and the link to COP 21: Jan Kersting, Institute Fraunhofer ISI (10')
  • The solutions: Werner Frohwitter, Feldheim, first German 100% off-grid town (10')
  • Civil society response: Geert de Cock, Food & Water Europe … how to cut gas consumption? (10')
  • Conclusions

Followed by a light lunch

This event is sponsored by the following MEPs: José Bové, Bas Eickhout, Martin Häusling, Rebecca Harms, Jean Lamberts, Florent Marcellesi, Michèle Rivasi, Bronis Ropé, Molly Scott Cato, Bart Staes, Keith Taylor, Ernest Urtasun, as well as Friends of the Earth Europe, Food& Water Europe and the Greens/EFA Group in the European Parliament.

More information:

Heike Leberle

Energy Policy Advisor
Tel. Brussels +32-2-2832140
Fax Brussels +32-2-2832608
Tel. Strasbourg +33-3-88178767