A social green revolution: towards and after COP 17

A social green revolution: towards and after COP 17

 Social green revolution

NGL Initiative:


“A social green revolution; towards and after COP 17”

10th November – European Parliament – Brussels – ASP room 1G2

8.30-9.00 Accreditations in the ASP Building, entrance Place de Luxembourg


9.30-10.00 Social Green Growth

(Session chaired by Søren Søndergaard)
9.30-9.40 Welcome by MEP Søren Søndergaard

9.40-10.00 Michael Löwy, philosopher, sociologist and co-author of the ‘Ecosocialist manifesto’


10.00-11.10 Unemployment and climate change – is green growth the answer?
(Session chaired by Søren Søndergaard)
10.00-10.10 Commissioner László Andor, responsible for employment, social affairs and inclusion 10.10-10.20 Per Clausen, MP, Red-Green Alliance, Denmark

10.20-11.10 Debate w/ Michael Löwy, László Andor and Per Clausen in the panel 

(Session chaired by Søren Søndergaard) 

11.10-12.30 Putting green jobs into practice
11.10-11.20 Session Chaired by Michael Gustafsson

11.20-11.30 Anne Panneels advisor on energy, environment and sustainable development, European Trade Union Confederation
11.30-11.40 Peter Christensen, Samsø: Denmark’s Renewable Energy Island

11.40-11.50 Sebastien Godinot, WWF EU Policy officer

                                                                                11.50-12.30 Debate w/ Anne Panneels, Sebastien Godinot and Peter Christensen

                                                                                (Session chaired by Michael Gustafsson) 

                                                                               12.30-15.00 “Moving to 350” Presentation of the photo exhibition and the campaign 350.org
                                                                               (presented by Diana Vogtel of 350.0rg) Networking-sandwich lunch break.


Afternoon session


                                                                               15.00-16.10 “Prospects for Durban COP 17 and after” 
                                                                               Points for discussion 
                                                                               • Kyoto protocol 
                                                                               • Scaling up climate financing by 2020 
                                                                               • Other issues including adaption and technology

                                                                               Reading material from UNFCCC (inter alia) will be provided 
                                                                              15.00 – 15.10 Session Chaired by Bairbre de Brún 
                                                                              15.10 – 15.20 Sebastian Oberthür is the Academic Director of the IES 
                                                                              15.20 – 15.30 Laurence Graff, Head of Unit ‘Inter-institutional and international relations’ DG CLIMA 
                                                                              15.30 – 15.40 Ulriikka Aarnio, Senior Policy Officer, Post 2012 and International Negotiations, 
                                                                              CAN Europe 
                                                                              15.40-15.50 Pentti Tiusanen, Former Chair of Finish Environment Committee Finland
                                                                              15.50 – 16.00 Noriko Fujiwara, Head of Climate Change, Centre for European Policy 


                                                                              16.10-17.30 The Great debate: 
                                                                              “COP17- Are concrete commitments feasible and are they enough?”

                                                                              (Session chaired by Bairbre de Brún) 
                                                                              General debate (including EU position, priorities and possible outcomes) between politicians, 
                                                                              experts and guests.

                                                                              Previous Panel remain on stage although can be changed depending on their timetable


                                                                              18.00 End of the seminar followed by a cocktail




For more information:

Katie Murphy +32 2 284 1455
GUE/NGL press contact:

Gianfranco Battistini + 32 4754 646628