Invitation – The Paris Agreement vs the IPCC 1.5 report – are we on track? – 27 November 2018

The Embassy of France, the Budapest French Institute, the Business Council for Sustainable Development in Hungary, the Climate Reality Project Europe and the Embassy of Poland would like to cordially invite you to attend our conference to be held on November 27, 2018 in Budapest as an official preparatory event of the COP24 in Katowice, Poland. The conference will provide a possibility to analyse the challenges of Hungary in the light of the recently published IPCC 1.5C report and how stakeholders can contribute to the implementation of the Paris Climate Agreement.

Invited speakers: Csaba Kőrösi, Director of Environmental Sustainability at the Office of the President of the Republic; Barbara Botos, Deputy State Secretary for Climate Policy, State Secretariat for Energy and Climate, Ministry of Innovation and Technology; Wojciech Burkiewicz, deputy director responsible for climate and energy policy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Poland; Henri Waisman, Coordinator, Deep Decarbonization Pathways Project, Institut du développement durable et des relations internationales (IDDRI); János Zlinszky, member of the Bureau of the European Environment Agency on behalf of the European Parliament; Gábor Szarvas, Director, Community Affairs, Environment, Health and Safety, Budapest Airport; Irén Márta, Director, Business Council for Sustainable Development in Hungary; Ádám Harmat, Manager, Climate and Energy Program, WWF.

Venue: French Institute, 1011 Budapest, Fő utca 17.
Date: November 27, 2018; 9:00-13:00, followed by a light lunch. Please find the draft program attached.

The event is open but registration is kindly requested before November 25 – thank you!

The languages of the conference are Hungarian, French, English with simultaneous interpretation.


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