The Green race to Durban and Beyond
- A debate on comparability, competitiveness and compatibility of climate actions around the world -
DOCUMENTATION OF THE EVENT
Introduction - Rebecca Harms, Co-President of the Greens/EFA group & Kumi Naidoo, Executive Director of Greenpeace International
I. Speeding up the climate effort (comparability) (2h)
- Stabilising the Earth's Climate - the Scientific Dimension
Rajendra Kumar Pachauri Chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
- Europe and China: who is faster in implementing climate change policies?
Dr. Niklas Höhne - Director of Energy and Climate Policy at Ecofys - Climate action Tracker
Moderator Leigh Phillips - journalist - EU Observer
- Samantha Smith - Leader of the Global Climate & Energy Initiative WWF- Norway
- Alfredo Sirkis - Member of the Parliament, Brazil - Chairman of the Congress Sub-commission for the Rio + 20 Conference and member of the Foreign Affairs and National Defence Commission.
- Folker Franz - Industrial Affairs Director Busines Europe
- Bas Eickhout - MEP
Lunch with guests (on invitation only) (2h)
II. Embracing the 'Green race' (competition) (1h45)
- Greening the global energy supply: which countries are the most attractive for investment in renewable generation?
Phil Dominy - Senior Executive - Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Index Ernst & Young
- What type of Green economy is needed to respond to global competition and financial crises?
Professor Jim Watson - Director, Sussex Energy Group; Research Fellow, Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research. University of Sussex. Brighton
Moderator - Joshua Chaffin - journalist - Financial Times
- Dr. Lawrence Jones, Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, Policy & Industry Relations, Alstom Grid
- Christopher Burghardt - Vice President Government Affairs EMEA, First Solar inc.
- Sharan Burrow - General Secretary - International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC)
- Yannick Jadot - MEP
III. From competition to partnership (compatibility) (1h45)
- EU expectations for Durban
Connie Hedegaard, EU Climate Commissioner
- Low carbon regimes. European strategies and global partners.
Claus Leggewie from WBGU (German Advisory Council on Climate Change)
Moderator Fiona Harvey- journalist - Guardian
- Kumi Naidoo, Executive Director of Greenpeace International
- Vicente Yu- Programme Coordinator of the Global Governance for Development Programme of South Center
- Jennifer Morgan - Director, Climate and Energy Program, World Resources Institute
- Satu Hassi - MEP
Conclusions - Christiana Figueres - Executive Secretary of the UNFCCC and Rebecca Harms, Greens/EFA Co-President
Opening of the photography exhibition 'What would you save in a flood' (Altiero Spinelli Building G1/ balcony) and drinks with all participants