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

Official Conference Languages:  English, French

Charles Michel, Prime Minister (Belgium)


 

H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco


 

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                more info about this panel

Moderator :


Fanny Douvere, UNESCO, World Heritage Marine Programme Coordinator


 

Keynote speaker :


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


 

Speakers :


Isabella Lövin, Minister for Environment and Climate, and Deputy Prime Minister (Sweden)


 

Brune Poirson, State Secretary to the Minister of State Ecological and Inclusive Transition (France)


 

Peter Thomson, United Nations Special Envoy for Oceans


 

Isabel Torres de Noronha, Future Ocean Alliance, Co-Founder and President


 

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             more info about this panel

Moderator :


Giles Dickson, Wind Europe CEO


 

Keynote speaker :


Miguel Arias Cañete, EU Commissioner for Climate Action & Energy


 

Speakers :


Nezha El Ouafi, Minister of Sustainable Development (Morocco)


 

Franck Nguema, Minister delegate to the Minister of Forests and Environment in charge of the Climate Plan (Gabon)


 

Emma Navarro, European Investment Bank's Vice-President


 

Rémi Gruet, Ocean Energy Europe CEO


 

Nicolas Entrup, Ocean Care, Ocean Policy Consultant

 

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                 more info about this panel

Moderator :


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


 

Keynote speaker :


Kitack Lim, International Maritime Organization, Secretary-General


 

Speakers :


David Paul, Minister of Environment (Marshall Islands)


 

Mary Kitutu, Minister of Environment (Uganda)


 

Joseph Seka Seka, Minister of Environment and Sustainable Development (Ivory Coast)


 

Rémi Parmentier, Coordinator, Secretariat of the Because the Ocean initiative


 

Wilfried Lemmens, Royal Belgian Shipowners' Association, Managing Director

 

15.45 – 16.15          Closing session

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


 

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


 

Raul Fernandez Daza, Ambassador, Presidency of the COP25 (Chile)


 

Representatives of Belgian Youth Councils: Nele Van Hoyweghen & Sébastien Willemart

 

16.15 – 18.00          Reception and Signature of "Brussels Declaration"