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light of beginning negotiations on further action / post 2012, Ecologic
organised the workshop "Future Climate Change Policy: Looking
beyond 2012". The workshop was the fifth in a series of events
commissioned by the European Commission. On the first day, the workshop
discussed "Future Climate Change Policy in the Czech Republic,
Poland and Slovakia". On the second day, the workshop dealt
with "International and EU Climate Change Policies after COP
12 / MOP 2: Challenges and Opportunities for the New Member States
and Candidate Countries".
Taking into account the specific circumstances in the new Member
States and Candidate Countries, this workshop intended to discuss
the specific needs of these countries as well as realistic negotiation
scenarios for the post-2012 commitments. Views were exchanged on
how the EU, and in particular the countries addressed, should build
on the Kyoto Protocol and work together after 2012 to fight climate
change. The workshop allowed representatives from a range of institutions
and stakeholder groups an opportunity to contribute to the debate
on the future of EU and global climate policy.
workshop assembled about 58 representatives from politics, business,
science and non-governmental organisations in the new Member States
and Candidate Countries. Government representatives from the EU-15
as well as the European Commission also attended.