Roundtable discussion on the Climate Finance Agreement, an agreement for safeguarding peace

Two years after COP21 and following the publication of the Special Report on the impacts of global warming prepared by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), experts believe that the climate commitments adopted in Paris in 2015 will not suffice to limit global warming to 2º C. For this reason, Europe should have all possible means and resources to reduce greenhouse gas emissions well below its established goals.

With COP24 to be held soon in Katowice, Poland, the roundtable discussion on the Climate Finance Agreement will address France’s initiative, ‘€1 billion to fund adaptation to climate change’, aimed at reaching a climate agreement for permanent funding on a faster path towards a carbon-free economy. The project, supported by co-laureate of the Nobel Peace Prize 2007 Jean Jouzel and economist and politician Pierre Larrouturou, was launched by the end of 2017. The text of the agreement will be handed out to the Heads of State at COP24, and the agreement is expected to be ratified in 2019.

Roundtable discussion programme

Participants:

  • Teresa Ribera, Minister for the Ecological Transition
  • Manuela Carmena, Mayor of Madrid
  • Pierre Larrouturou, Agricultural Engineer and Economist
  • Jean Jouzel, Nobel Peace Prize winner in 2007 and former IPCC Vice-President (videoconference)
  • Marcin Krupa, Mayor of Katowice (city in Poland that will play host to COP24), and Mayors of Surabaya (Indonesia), Bucharest (Romania) and Quito (Ecuador) (to be confirmed)

Host and moderator: Miguel Ángel Moratinos, President of the Spanish Network for Sustainable Development (REDS) and member of the Leadership Council of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN).