07/05/2012 - 08/05/2012
Wo: Brussels, Belgium
Thema: Umwelt, Verbraucher und Gesundheit
Veranstalter: Europäische Kommission
With the Danish Presidency of the Council of the European Union, EU Commissioner for Climate Action Connie Hedegaard has invited ministers from AOSIS (Alliance of Small Island States), LDCs (Least Developed Countries) and a number of Latin American countries to Brussels on 7-8 May. This Informal Roundtable will build on the outcome of the 2011 Durban climate negotiations and explore further steps for cooperation. The ministers will also meet with EU Commissioners for Environment, Janez Potočnik and for Development, Andris Piebalgs to identify potential common priorities and goals for Rio+20.
The UNFCCC climate negotiations in Durban in November/December 2011 provided an important breakthrough in the international climate talks. This success was only possible through the determined efforts by an important group of countries, including the European Union, AOSIS, LDCs and a number of Latin American countries.
The continued cooperation of this group will be essential to ensure success in international talks, ranging from UNFCCC climate talks to the upcoming Rio+20 conference on 20-22 June.
This is why the European Commission has invited a group of countries, including LDCs, AOSIS and countries from Latin America to discuss potential 'next steps', and how the existing cooperation can be strengthened.
Informal Roundtable with AOSIS countries, LDCs as well as like-minded countries from Latin America on climate negotiations and Rio+20, which will aim to establish a roadmap towards a global inclusive green economy and the institutional framework to achieve this.
A VIP corner with Commissioner Connie Hedegaard will take place on Monday 7th May at 17h20.