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Event: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to COP24

Event: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to COP24

6 November 2018
Fipra International
Venue: NH Brussels EU Berlaymont, Boulevard Charlemagne 11-19, 1000, Brussels (map)

On their mission to fight climate change, heads of state will make a pit stop in Katowice, Poland to attend the Conference of the Parties to the UN Convention on Climate Change (COP24). With a long and bumpy ride ahead, politicians and policy-makers need industry, civil society and others to provide them with directions.

At Fipra, we are organising The Hitchhiker’s Guide to COP24 to help third parties find their way to Katowice. Fipra will look at the politics behind the scenes, translate the COP24 jargon to business reality and predict outcomes.

The following questions will guide the discussion:

  • What to expect from COP24?
  • Why does third party involvement at COP24 matter to step up the climate agenda?
  • What can third parties do to support COP24, in particular through the Talanoa Dialogue?
  • What is the right regulatory environment for mobilising the required private climate investments as agreed under the Paris Agreement?


18:00 - 18:05Introductory remarks by Olga Bakardzhieva, Account Director at Fipra International
18:05 - 18:45Panel discussion:
Elina Bardram, Head of Unit, International and Inter-institutional Relations, DG CLIMA, European Commission
Helga Franse, Director Public & Regulatory Affairs EU, Vattenfall
Andreas Ahrens, Head of Climate, Inter IKEA Group
Wendel Trio, Director, CAN Europe
Tatiana Bosteels, Director Responsibility for Private Markets, Hermes Investment Management
The panel will be moderated by Jos Delbeke, Senior Adviser for Relations with the Florence European University Institute
18:45 - 19:15Q&A
19:15Cocktail reception

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