Asia Centre and ASEF conference “Asia and Europe crossing paths on the way to COP21” in the media

Mardi 01 décembre 2015

Ten days from the COP21 that will be held in Paris, it is important to better understand what are the climate challenges in Asia.

That is why Asia centre co-organized the conference entitled "Asia and Europe crossing paths on the way to COP21" with the Asia Europe Foundation on 29-30 September 2015 in Paris, France. The event aimed to bring together distinguished representatives and speakers from academia, science, business, art, politics and media to discuss energy, environment and development-related issues that will be at the core of the COP21 international negotiations.

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Held at the Senate, Palais du Luxembourg, in cooperation with the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, this high-profile event brought together renowned experts from academia, science, business, politics and media from both Asia and Europe, including representatives from the European Commission, the International Energy Agency, Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP), Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), and the UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO). Among the guest speakers present was Ms Laura COZZI, Deputy Head of the Directorate of Global Energy Economics at the International Energy Agency (IAE).

During her presentation on Energy and Climate Change and how climate pledges shift the energy sector, she highlighted, “Energy sector must cut emissions, while powering economic growth, boosting energy & increasing energy access”.

In addition to the international negotiations on climate change, the conference addressed the topics of renewable energy and energy efficiency, climate finance, emissions trading, climate regulation, private environmental governance as well as resource and risk management.

Read the article and watch three interviews of our partner Asialyst, "Asia-Europe: How to make the COP21 a success?"

"Europeans share their experience of Climate Policies and Asians come to seek inspiration". An idea that is developed in several interviews: Michael Matthiessen, Senior Adviser on Asia-Pacific in the European External Action Service (EEAS), and Rae Kwon Chung, Ban Ki-moon Climate Advisor at the UN."


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