21 oktober 2015

European social democratic leaders commit for COP21 at the Progressive for Climate meeting

Bron: http://www.progressivesforclimate.com/archives/1784

The 21 and 22 October event in Paris will be a high point in the mobilisation of Progressives towards COP21, as can be seen by the attached programme. For nearly a month from the beginning of the climate conference in Paris, experts such as Michel Aglietta and Teresa Ribera will focus on the challenges of this important event for the future of our planet. In the light of the latest items, they will draw up the outlines of an agreement that has the challenge to mix ambition and consensus.

Moving from words to action, the European Progressive leaders will present and sign a joint declaration in the presence of the French Prime Minister Manuel Valls.

With 21 proposals, this statement aims to make the COP21 a meeting as important as it’s challenges. These commitments are related to the crucial aspects of the negotiations: the form of the agreement, the exemplary nature of the European Union, the financial dimension, the North-South cooperation and the involvement of non-state actors.

The meeting of October 22nd will be devoted to an exchange with progressive young people from across Europe.

To participate in this meeting please register by writing for 21octobre@parti-socialiste.fr


Wednesday, October 21st

14h30 – Doors & Registration Opening

Lavoisier Room – Maison de la Chimie, 28bis rue Saint-Dominique, 75007 Paris, France

15h00 – 17h30

Europe and climate change – the last change for a real deal!

A seminar co-organized by the Jean Jaurès Foundation and FEPS. Opening speech by Jean-Christophe Cambadélis, French Socialist Party Leader and PES Vice-President, vice-président du PSE.

Speakers :

Michel Aglietta, Economist and Advisor at CEPII

Pervenche Berès, MEP

Teresa Ribera, Director of IDDRI

Laura Slimani, President of YES and MJS


Gilles Finchelstein, General Director of the Jean Jaurès Foundations

Ernst Stetter, Secretary General of the Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS)

17h40 – 19h15

Signing of the “21 Progressive Proposals for COP21” declaration ceremony, in the presence of the French Prime Minister, Manual Valls

Speakers :

Gianni Pittella, S&D Group in the EP President

Sergei Stanishev, PES President

Manuel Valls, French Prime Minister

Thursday, October 22nd

09h00 – 13h00

Young Progressive for Climates Networking Event: How can you tackle climate change?

At La Bellevilloise, 19-21 rue Boyer, 75020 Paris, France

Discussions with Members of the European Parliament, entrepreneurs and young representatives from all over Europe.


Kathleen Van Brempt, S&D Group Vice-President

Laura Slimani, YES President

Matthias Groote, MEP

Gilles Pargneaux, MEP

Bart Vercoutere, General Manager of i-Cleantech Flanders

Govinda Upadhyay, start-up LED Safari

Sylvain Vanston, Head of Responsible Business – Corporate Responsibility, AXA

Maddy Hodgson, Warwick University student

Stephan Singe, Director for Global Energy Policy, WWF International

Alien De Deken, youth movement climate expert

To participate in this meeting please register by writing for 21octobre@parti-socialiste.fr