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Future EU Climate Change Policy in the Baltic States: Looking beyond 2012

Workshop in Riga/Jurmala, 25-26 April 2006



Programme

Tuesday, 25 April 2006

9.00

Registration

10.00

Welcome address and
Introduction to the purpose of the project and the workshop

Raimonds Vejonis
(Minister of Environment, Latvia)

R. Andreas Kraemer
(Ecologic, Institute for International and European Environmental Policy, Germany)

10.15

Effects of Climate Change on the Baltic States and beyond

Agrita Briede
(University of Latvia)

10.30

Climate change policies after Montreal: ongoing EU efforts

Tom van Ierland
(European Commission)

 
10.45 Discussion
11.00

Coffee Break

11.30

Scenarios and options for a second commitment period:
Baltic perspectives of international discussions and negotiation

MJ Mace
(Foundation for International Environmental Law and Development, United Kingdom)


Valdis Bisters
(Ministry of Environment, Latvia)

12.00 Discussion
12.45 Lunch Break (optional beach excursion)
14.30

Future Climate Change Policy in the Baltic States:
Economic Challenges and Opportunities

Susanne Dröge
(German Institute for Economic Research, Germany)

15.00 Discussion
15.45
Coffee Break
16.15

Future Options: the potential of improved energy efficiency for the Baltic States

Janis Folkmanis
(Ministry of Economics, Latvia)


Villu Vares
(Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia)

16.45

Discussion

17.45

End of first day

19.30

Dinner Reception

 

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Wednesday, 26 April 2006
9.00

Presentation of the main Results of Day 1

Nils Meyer-Ohlendorf
(Ecologic, Institute for International and European Environmental Policy, Germany)

9.15

Parallel sessions
Working Group 1:
Future EU climate policy – Options and implications for the Baltic States:

Part A: Burden-sharing

Chair: Valdis Bisters
(Ministry of Environment, Latvia)


Tonis Meriste
(Eesti Energia AS, Estonia)


Kristina Vilimaite
(Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe, Hungary)

9.30
Discussion
9.15

Parallel sessions
Working Group 2:
Options for future Baltic domestic policies and climate change strategies:

Part A: Energy mixes

Chair: Dagnija Blumberga
(Riga Technical University, Latvia)


Edgars Vigants
(SIA Balteneko, Latvia)

Villu Vares
(Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia)

9.30
Discussion
11.00

Coffee Break

11.30

Parallel sessions continued
Working Group 1:
Future EU climate policy – Options and implications for the Baltic States:

Part B: Flexible mechanism

Chair: Valdis Bisters
(Ministry of Environment, Latvia)


Eve Tamme
(Estonian Environment Information Centre, Estonia)


Anita Kvesko
(Latvenergo, Latvia)

11.45 Discussion
11.30

Parallel sessions continued

Working Group 4:
Options for future Baltic domestic policies and climate change strategies:

Part B: Energy efficiency

Chair: Dagnija Blumberga
(Riga Technical University)


Ruta Bubniene
(CAN Europe)

Villu Vares
(Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia)

11.45 Discussion
13.00 Lunch Break
14.30 Chair’s Report from the Breakout Session
15.00

Conclusions and the way forward

Nils Meyer-Ohlendorf
(Ecologic, Institute for International and European Environmental Policy, Germany)

15.20 Discussion
16.00 Closing of the workshop
16.15 Coffee and Informal Meeting Time
 
 

 

 


 

Conference financed by:

European Commission - DG Environment

 


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