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From Bonn to Cancun

EU climate policy and the international climate negotiations


This Greens/EFA conference will look at the role of the EU in international climate change policy, with a focus on the wider implications of the EU's domestic emissions reduction policies. The conference will assess the costs and benefits of more ambitious climate policies and the economic opportunities they present.

Programme

THURSDAY 29 APRIL

Venue: Foyer of the Art and Exhibition Hall of the Federal Republic of Germany
Museumsmeile Bonn, Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 4; 53113 Bonn, Germany

Evening Reception from 20.00

Speaker:
Stefan Rahmstorf, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

FRIDAY 30 APRIL

Venue: Beethovenhalle
Wachsbleiche 16 - 53111 Bonn, Germany

Morning
9.30-12.30

Introductions:

  • Dany Cohn-Bendit, Co-President, Greens/EFA Group in the European Parliament
  • Claudia Roth, Co-President, German Green Party
  • Sylvia Löhrmann, President, Green Group in the Parliament of Nordrhein-Westfalen

The EU's flagging role in global climate policy

Moderation :
Yannick Jadot,
MEP, Greens/EFA group in the European Parliament

Speakers:

  • Yvo de Boer, UNFCCC, Executive Secretary
  • Stavros Dimas,  Former EU Commissioner for Environment
  • Rebecca Harms, Co-president, Greens/EFA group in the European Parliament
  • Tove Ryding, Greenpeace Denmark
  • Professor Claus Leggewie, Member of the German Advisory Council on Global Change

Afternoon
14.30-17.30

The opportunities of strong climate policies

Moderation:
Claude Turmes, MEP, Greens/EFA in the European Parliament

Speakers:

  • Dr Felix Matthes, Ökoinstitut
  • Milan Nitzschke, Solarworld
  • Reinhard Bütikofer, MEP, Greens/EFA in the European Parliament
  • Amanda Afifi, European Alliance of Companies for Energy Efficiency in Buildings
  • Anne Panneels, European Trade Union Confederation

Conclusions:

Dr. Hermann Ott, MP, Greens in the German Bundestag