ROAD TO COPENHAGEN 2009
‘LEADERSHIP, SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE’
FOCUS ON THE POST 2012 PROCESS

23RD OF NOVEMBER 2007
EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COMMITTEE,
RUE VAN MAERLANT 2,1040 BRUSSELS, BELGIUM

8:00 – 8:45 OPENING SESSION – INTERACTIVE ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION

Margot WALLSTRÖM, Vice President, European Commission
H.E. Mary ROBINSON, Vice President, Club of Madrid, Former President of Ireland
H.E. Gro Harlem BRUNDTLAND, Member, Club of Madrid, Former Prime Minister of Norway
Joao GOMES CRAVINHO, Secretary of State, Portuguese Ministry of Foreign Affairs (TBC)
Guido SACCONI, Chairman of the Climate Change Committee, European Parliament
MODERATOR: Fiona HARVEY, Financial Times

This session will set the political ‘décor’. The speakers will share their expertise and expectations regarding the upcoming international negotiations, the current challenges ahead and stress the need for practical tools from business, parliamentarians and civil society.
9:30 – 10:40 PLENARY SESSION: TOWARDS A LOW CARBON ECONOMY
PRESENTATIONS OF TECHNOLOGICAL AND NON TECHNOLOGICAL CONTRIBUTIONS TO A LOW CARBON ECONOMY:

Introduction by Lise KINGO, Executive Vice President, Novo Nordisk
Graham SMITH, Senior Vice President External Affairs, Toyota Motor Europe
Andrew FISK, Director External Relations, Fabric and Home Care Global Business Unit, Procter & Gambler
Luigi MENGOLI, Supply Chain Director, Heineken

A round table session will follow the presentation with members from Respect Table: Fortum, IKEA, Novo Nordisk, Osram, Reed Elsevier, SKF, Triodos Bank and Whirlpool.
MODERATOR: Fiona HARVEY, Financial Times

This session will bring business’ perspectives based on lessons learned on Climate Change realities and strategies covering Mitigation, Adaptation, Investment and Technology Development.
11:00 –12:30

WORKSHOPS: HOW SHOULD THE POST-2012 NEGOTIATIONS BE STRUCTURED?

Yvo De Boer, the Chair of the UNFCCC, would like three outcomes from Bali:
i) agreement to launch inclusive negotiations on a comprehensive post-2012 framework
ii) agreement on the structure of those negotiations, including the key elements to be negotiated; and
iii) agreement on a timetable for concluding those negotiations


The communiqué will include a strong call for negotiations to begin in Bali, with a view to completing them by 2009. We would like the workshops to respond to Yvo’s second request and develop thinking about how this group can best make a positive contribution to the negotiations between 2007 and 2009. Therefore, each workshop will tackle the following questions:

1) What should be the key principles and/or elements of the post-2012 negotiations under each heading?

2) How can we, as representatives of key civil society groups, best organize an inclusive discussion process to build on this conference and make a positive contribution to the debate between now and 2009?

The outputs will be a series of bullet points which will be included in the communiqué as Annexes.

WORKSHOP 1
WORKSHOP 2
WORKSHOP 3
MITIGATION
ADAPTATION
THE ROLE OF TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION AND FINANCE
CHAIR: Margot WALLSTRÖM, Vice President, European Commission

EXPERT 1: Teresa FOGELBERG, Global Reporting Initiative

EXPERT 2: Steward MAGINNIS, The World Conservation Union (IUCN), Head Forest Conservation Programme

BUSINESS: Monitor, Measure and set Targets, Business Leaders Initiative on Climate Change – BLICC

PARLIAMENTARIAN: Anders wIJKMAN, Member European Parliament, Member Climate Change Committee, Chairman of Globe EU

NGO: Stephan SINGER, Head of European Climate and Energy Unit, WWF

CHAIR: Mary ROBINSON, Vice President, Club of Madrid, Former President of Ireland

EXPERT: Salvano BRINEÑO, Director of UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UN/ISDR)

PARLIAMENTARIAN:
Steen GADE, Danish Folketinget and President of Globe Europe

NGO: John SAUVEN, Executive Director, Greenpeace UK

INSTITUTION: Derek OSBORN, President, Sustainable Development Observatory - European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)

H.E. Vigdis FINNBOGADOTTIR, Member, Club of Madrit, Former President of Iceland

Expert 1: Lewis MILFORD, President Clean Energy Group

Expert 2: Professor Agni VLAVIANOS ARVANITIS
President and Founder Biopolitics International Organisation

BUSINESS: Kate HAMPTON, Head of Policy, Climate Change Capital

PARLIAMENTARIAN: Michael, KAUCH, German Bundestag

NGO: Frederic HAUGE, President, Bellona Foundation

13:30 –14:30 WORKSHOPS: (PART 2 )
WORKSHOP 1 WORKSHOP 2 WORKSHOP 3

GUIDED DISCUSSION LED BY RESPECTIVE CHAIRS AND FORMULATION OF BULLET POINTS
15:00 –15:45 CONCLUSION SESSION: PRESENTATION OF THE FINAL COMMUNIQUÉ OPEN TO MEDIA
 
1. PRESENTATION OF WORKSHOPS CONCLUSIONS:
Margot WALLSTRÖM, Vice President, European Commission
H.E. Mary ROBINSON, Vice President, Club of Madrid, Former President of Ireland
H.E. Gro Harlem BRUNDTLAND, Member, Club of Madrid, Former Prime Minister of Norway
2. PRESENTATION OF FINAL COMMUNIQUÉ, WITH WORKSHOP CONCLUSIONS AS ANNEXES

3. CONCLUDING REMARKS
Stavros DIMAS, European Commissioner for Environment, European Commission