High Level Conference – What are the European stakes towards COP21 and beyond?
10 November 2015
Egmont Palace, 8bis, Place du Petit Sablon, 1000 Brussels
After the three successful Symposia on the Security of EU’s electricity and gas supply as well as on reforming the EU ETS, Egmont – Royal Institute for International Relations and the Development Group organised a High-Level Conference on the European stakes towards COP21 and beyond.
The stakes for the European Union and the International Community to reach a global climate agreement at the upcoming Conference of the Parties (COP21) could not be higher. Indeed, the overall objective is not only to achieve an effective and fair response to global climate change, but also to ensure that the implementation of the European Climate and Energy Strategy fits into this new global climate agreement. Therefore, the 1st Session addressed the challenges for Europe in the run up to COP21, while the 2nd Session analysed what are the stakes for Europe in the aftermath of COP21.
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AGENDA OF THE CONFERENCE
09:00 – 09:15 Welcome address
Claudia HERING, Head of Public Affairs, Development Group and
Etienne DAVIGNON, President, EGMONT Institute
09:15 – 09:30 Keynote addres: The EU strategy in regards to COP21
Jos DELBEKE, Director-General, DG Climate Action, European Commission.
09:30 – 11:00 Session 1: What are the stakes of the EU towards COP21
- Andrey ROZHDESTVIN, Regional Vice-President Western Europe, Director Rosatom France
- Richard FOLLAND, Executive Director, Climate Markets & Investment Association (CMIA)
- Paul SPENCE, Member of the Executive Committee, Director Strategy and Corporate Affairs, EDF Energy
Discussant: Johannes MEIER, CEO of the European Climate Foundation
Moderator: Etienne DAVIGNON, President, Egmont Institute
11:00 – 11:30 Coffee break
11:30 – 13:00 Session 2: What are the stakes of the EU beyond COP21
- Jean-Pierre KEMPENEERS, Head of the Royal Philips European Affairs Office Brussels
- Holger GASSNER, Head of Strategy and Regulatory Affairs, RWE Innogy
- Roberto RIDOLFI, Director for Sustainable Growth and Development, DG Development and Cooperation, European Commission
Discussant: Stephan SINGER, Global Energy Policy Director, WWF International
Moderator: Clémentine d’OULTREMONT, Senior Research Fellow, EGMONT Institute
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
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