Climate Change & Oceans Preservation

Brussels, Tuesday 19 February 2019

HIGH LEVEL CONFERENCE ON CLIMATE CHANGE AND OCEANS PRESERVATION


19 February 2019

Egmont Palace


Programme

08:00 – 09:00        Registration


09.00 – 10.00        Opening ceremony

Charles Michel, Prime Minister (Belgium)


 

H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco


 

Patricia Espinosa, UNFCC Executive Secretary (to be confirmed)


 

Marie Christine Marghem, Minister of Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development (Belgium)


 

Philippe De Backer, Minister of the North Sea (Belgium)

 
 

 

10.00 - 11.15       Panel 1 : Climate change and impact on Ocean biodiversity

Moderator :

 

Fanny Douvere, UNESCO, World Heritage Marine Programme Coordinator


 

Keynote speaker :

 

Karmenu Vella, EU Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries


 

Speakers :

 

Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change (Canada) (to be confirmed)


 

Brune Poirson, Minister of State, attached to the Ministre d'État, Minister for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition (France)


 

Guillaume Venance Randriatefiarison, Minister of Environment, Ecology and Forests (Madagascar)


 

Karolina Skog, Minister for the Environment (Sweden) (to be confirmed)


 

Minister of State (Norway) (to be confirmed)


 

Peter Thomson, United Nations Special Envoy for Oceans


 

Denis Allemand, The Monaco Scientific Centre, Scientific Director

 

11.15 - 11.45         Coffee Break


11.45 - 13.00         Panel 2 : How to conciliate Ocean energy with Marine conservation

Moderator :

 

Giles Dickson, Wind Europe CEO


 

Keynote speaker :

 

Miguel Arias Cañete, EU Commissioner for Climate Action & Energy


 

Speakers :

 

Audrey Azoulay, UNESCO, Director-General (to be confirmed)


 

Nezha El Ouafi, Minister of Sustainable Development (Morocco)


 

Claude Turmes, Minister of Energy (Luxembourg) (to be confirmed)


 

Régis Immongault, Minister of Foreign Affairs (Gabon)


 

Rémi Gruet, Ocean Energy Europe CEO


 

Nicolas Entrup, Ocean Care, Ocean Policy Consultant


 

Emma Navarro, European Investment Bank's Vice-President

 

13.00 - 14.00        Lunch

14.00 - 14.30      The Maritime Industry Decarbonisation Council
                                  
Presentation by the RBSA

Wilfried Lemmens, Royal Belgian Shipowners' Association, Managing Director

 

14.30 - 15.45    Panel 3 : Reducing greenhouse gas emissions from ships

Moderator :

 

Jean-Pascal van Ypersele, Former IPCC Vice-Chair, Prof. KU Leuven


 

Keynote speaker :

 

Kitack Lim, International Maritime Organization, Secretary-General


 

Speakers :

 

Yasmine Fouad, Minister of Environment (Egypt) (to be confirmed)


 

Fabiola Martha Muñoz Dodero, Minister of Environment (Peru)


 

David Paul, Minister of Environment (Marshall Islands)


 

Cora van Nieuwenhuizen, Minister of Infrastructure and Water Management (The Netherlands)


 

Rémi Parmentier, Because the Ocean



15.45 – 16.15        Closing session



16.15 – 18.00        Reception and Signature of "the Brussels Declaration"