How to protect the people who are affected by climate change ?

Publié le par Christophe Rossignol

Climate migrants: How to protect the people who are affected by climate change
Conference European Parliament - Brussels
Wednesday 11 June 2008 09:30-13:00 & 15:00-18:30
European Parliament - Room Petra Kelly ASP01G2
60, Rue Wiertz - 1047 Brussels - Belgium
PROGRAMME
Wednesday 11 June 2008
09:30-10:00
INTRODUCTION
Welcome and opening speech
Hélène Flautre, Chairwoman of the Human Rights Subcommittee of the European Parliament
Introduction on the human impacts of climate change
Cecilia Ugaz, vice-director of the UNDP (United Nations Development Program) and editor in chief of the report on human development
10:00-11:30
PANEL I - "On the pitch" - Case Study
Moderator: Raül Romeva, MEP, Greens/EFA, Spain
Desertification and depletion of natural resources in the Sahel
Saoudata Aboubacrine, representing a sahelian community
Floodings in Eastern Europe
Andras Vag, member of the scientific bureau of the project "Each-for"
Sea level rise in Bangladesh
Donatien Garnier, collectif Argos
The Tuvalu islands
Fanny Héro, Association Alofa Tuvalu
11:30-13:00 PANEL II - Adaptation strategies: Limits and perspectives. Feedback on the case study
Moderator: N.N.
Andrew Morton, United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), Post Conflict and Disaster Management Branch, program coordinator in Sudan 2005-2007
Harry Wijnberg, Living space for environmental refugees
Patrice Burger, CARI association
Karim Ghezraoui, Member of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)
15:00-16:30
PANEL III - How to prevent climate migrations, protect and compensate the affected people?
Moderator: Pierre Jonckheer, MEP, Vice-president of the Greens/EFA, Belgiumv The question of the juridical protection of climate migrants
Christel Cournil, Professor of public law in the University of Paris 13
Compensations and environmental justice
François Gemenne, member of the board of the "Each-for" network
What is at stake in setting up mechanisms of global governance on those questions?
Franck Bierman, director of the global governance project
How to factor in the climate constraints in development and humanitarian projects?
Cecilia Tacoli, Senior Researcher, International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)
16:30-18:30
Conclusion: Discussion and reaction to draft declaration on the protection of climate migrants
Moderator: Hélène Flautre, Chair of the Sub-committee on Human Rights
Victoria Tauli Corpuz, Chair of the UN permanent Forum on indigenous issues
Philippe Boncour, in charge of the department 'International Dialogue on migration at the IOM (International Organisation for Migration)
Karl-Heinz Florenz, MEP, rapporteur of the temporary committee on climate change of the European Parliament (tbc) French presidency of the EU
Council of Europe
Jacques Barrot, European Commissioner for justice and home affairs (tbc)
REGISTRATION AND INFORMATION
please register online at http://greens-efa-service.eu/event/climatemigrants Deadline for Registration: Monday 9 May 2008 10:00 am
PLEASE NOTE that registration in advance is compulsory to get access to the conference room in the European Parliament. For security reasons, do not forget to bring your identity card or passport. Participants should present themselves at the reception desk of the Altiero Spinelli building (Rue Wiertz, 1047 Brussels). Conference documents if any will be available in the conference room.
Simultaneous interpretation will be provided in English, French, German, Italian and Spanish.
-- Christophe Rossignol

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