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Raw materials: A Green strategy

Event
Public conference
Date
4 May 2011 from 15:00 to 18:30
Place
European Parliament - Room A1G3
60 rue Wiertz - 1047 Brussels
04.05.2011

WATCH THE RECORDED LIVE STREAM at http://www.greenmediabox.eu/archive/2011/05/04/raw-materials/

 

Wednesday 4 May 15.00 - 18.30

15.00 - Welcome and moderation - Reinhard Bütikofer, MEP (3 min)

Panel 1 - Trade and Development (focus on metals) - 70 min.

Introduction - Judith Sargentini, MEP (3 min)

  • Dr. Obadiah Mailafia - Head of Cabinet, Secretariat of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States
  • Isabelle Ramdoo - Policy officer Economic and Trade Cooperation ECDPM (European Centre for Development Policy Management)

Discussion - 45 min

16:10  - Panel 2 - Resource Efficiency (focus on metals) - 70 min.

Introduction - Bas Eickhout, MEP (3 min)

  • Kurt Vandenberghe - Head of Cabinet of Commissioner Janez Potočnik - Link between resource efficiency targets and EU semester
  • Dr. Allan Walton - Dept. of Metallurgy and Materials, University of Birmingham 
    - Specific policy instruments for resource efficiency (7 min)
  • Kai Schlegelmilch, Vice President of Green Budget Germany /GBG and Green Budget Europe / GBE - Taxation of raw materials: a good idea? - (7 min)

Discussion - 45 min

17:20 - Panel 3 - Commodity Markets and Speculation (focus on food and metals) - 70 min.

Introduction - Pascal Canfin, MEP (3 min)

  • Thomas Lines - Specialist in international trade and agricultural markets - Speculation in food commodity markets (7 min)
  • Jasper Jorritsma - Policy Officer in the Securities Markets Unit at DG Internal Market and Services (7 min)

Discussion - 45 min

 

Registration closed: Wednesday 27 April 2011 at 16.00

 

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Jean-Bernard Pierini

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