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European Climate Adaptation Platform - Release

23rd March 2012

The EU Clearinghouse on adaptation (now renamed European Climate Adaptation Platform or Climate-ADAPT), will be launched

For those who cannot attend, the event will be webcasted here: at 10h (CET)

venue: European Environment Agency (EEA) Kongens Nytorv 6, 1050 Copenhagen K, Denmark 




09:15-09:45 Registration and breakfast/coffee


10:00-10:05 Welcome and Opening (Prof. Jacqueline McGlade, EEA Executive Director)


10:05-10.35 Launch of the European Climate Adaptation Platform (Climate-ADAPT)

- Connie Hedegaard, EU Commissioner for Climate Action

- Ida Auken, Minister for the Environment, EU Danish Presidency

- Prof. Jacqueline McGlade, EEA Executive Director


10:35-10.50 Presentation of Climate-ADAPT by the European Commission (DG CLIMA)


10:50-11:30 Panel Discussion: The Challenges and Importance of Adaptation

Moderator: Jackie Davis, journalist

- EU DG CLIMA Commissioner, Connie Hedegaard

- Executive director of the EEA, Jacqueline McGlade

- Frank Raes, Head of Unit Climate Change, EU Joint Research Centre

- Ms. Renske Peters, Director, Water Business and International Water Affairs, Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment, the Netherlands

- Tomasz Chruszczow, Minister's Plenipotentiary for Poland, Special Envoy for Climate Change, National Focal Point for UNFCCC

- Dr Wolfgang Teubner, Executive Director of ICLEI (Local Governments for Sustainability)

11:30-12:00 Q&A Session


12:00-13:30 Meeting adjourned followed by Drinks/Snacks (next to conference room) and broadcasting of EEA video ‘Melting Arctic: Environmental Atlas of Europe – Greenland’