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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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