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EWEA organises debates at Poznan


EWEA is organising two side events for the United Nations conference on climate change in Poznan, Poland. The conference, to be held in the first two weeks of December this year, is expected to guide discussions on a follow-up to the Kyoto Protocol, due to expire in 2012. Descriptions of the two events, which will be held in the Wind Power Works pavilion in Hall 11, can be found below.

- The EU’s Climate & Energy Package 20/20/20 by 2020 (8 December 13:30 – 15:00)

In early December the French Presidency is expected to reach agreement on the EU objective of a 30% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2020.

The European Council has also emphasised that the EU is committed to transforming Europe into a highly energy-efficient and low greenhouse gas-emitting economy. It has been decided that, until a global and comprehensive post-2012 agreement is concluded, and without prejudice to its position in international negotiations, the EU makes a firm independent commitment to achieve at least a 20% reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by 2020 compared to 1990. How will this 2020 EU target be achieved?

- From Poznan to Copenhagen (9 December 14:00 – 15:30)

The international community has 12 months to finalise negotiations for a post-Kyoto agreement, if UNFCCC countries are to ratify a new treaty in time to replace the Kyoto Protocol in 2013. How will the shift in regional emission patterns affect the relationship between the Parties? What will the key issues be? Where will the different negotiators draw a line in the sand? What expectations can we have for an agreement in Copenhagen?

What will the path to successful negotiations look like?


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