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20-11-2015

Climate Change Forum, 20 November 2015

In the lead up to the World Climate Conference taking place in Paris in December, MEP Sean Kelly will chair a Forum featuring a variety of expert speakers to debate the issues in the Royal Hotel, Bray, Co Wicklow on Friday 20 November. The Forum also seeks the views of citizens so that these can be transmitted to World Leaders at the December conference. Email events-epdublin@ep.europa.eu or tel. 01-6057900 to book your free place.

The European Parliament will be represented at the World Climate Conference taking place in Paris in December and which will be attended by World leaders. The Paris conference will be crucial to determine the World's approach to the climate change crisis over the next decade. Decisions taken will affect the World's climate and environment. There will be environmental, social and economic consequences for all countries. The European Parliament will be represented at the Conference by a number of MEPs, including Sean Kelly.

The Forum will take place in the Royal Hotel, Bray on Friday 20th November @ 11.00 am.

Draft Agenda

11:00 - 11:15 Opening Address: Irish Priorities for Paris

Seán Kelly MEP, European Parliament Delegation for COP21

11:15 - 11:25 What is at stake at the Paris Conference; Message from the French Ambassador to Ireland

His Excellency, Jean-Pierre Thibault (TBC)

11:25 - 11:40 Sustainable European Agriculture and the Paris Agreement

Mauro Poinelli, Head of Unit Environment, Forestry and Climate Change, DG AGRI

11:40 - 11:55 The Challenge of Carbon Leakage: An Irish Business Perspective

Jill Murray, Bord Gáis Energy, Chair IBEC Climate Working Group

11:55 - 12:10 The Role of Low Carbon Energy Technologies in Meeting Objectives

Eimear Cotter, Head of Low Carbon Technologies, SEAI

12:10 - 12:25 The Paris Agreement and the Importance of Ambition

Eamon Ryan, Leader of the Green Party

12:25 - 13:00 Q&A and Discussion

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