The Environ Association and the German Embassy in Bucharest organizes on Thursday, March 22, at World Trade Center, the symposium entitled “A Climate Protection Municipality Master Plan for Romania? – Proiecte românești și germane pentru emisii reduse de CO2” (““A Climate Protection Municipality Master Plan for Romania? – Romanian and German Projects for Law CO2 Emissions” -e.n.).
The event aims at intensifying the Romanian-German experience exchanges in terms of the concrete measures of transposing the resolutions of the COP21 Paris Agreement on the global warming, as well as at achieving the objectives of the Action Plan on the Climate Change.
The main topics of the conference are: the risks and the challenges of the climate change, the implementation of the 2nt Treaty from Paris COP21 and COP23 and the national strategies in Germany and Romania, Waste-Management, the concepts on the economy in schools and E-mobility, and many others.
The conference will be opened by the German Ambassador in Bucharest, His Excellency Mr. Cord Meier-Klodt, by the Vice Prime-Minister and the Minister of Environment Mrs. Gratiela Gavrilescu, and the President of the Association of the Municipalities in Romania Mr. Robert Negoita, and will gather representatives of the German Federal Ministry of the Environment, of the local administration in the two countries, renowned specialists of the Postdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, as well as representatives of the urban mobility industry.
The speakers from Germany are Dr. Matthias K. B. Lüdeke and Dr. Fritz A. Reusswig from the Postdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Mr. Berthold Goeke – Manager at the Federal Ministry for Environment, Nature Protection, Constructions and Safety of Reactors (BMUB), Mr. Björn Kühnl – Master Plan Manager of the Gießen city, Mrs. Rike Arf – Manager for Environmental Protection of the Hanover Region, and Mr. Florian Kliche from the Berlin Independent Institute for Environmental Issues.
After an introduction on the status of the climate change, held by the scientists of the Postdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, there will be presented the national strategies for implementing the COP21 and COP23 Treaty on the Climate, especially the Masterplan on the climate protection 100% oriented towards local German communities.
The main part of the conference is dedicated to the local “green” projects on the reduction of the CO2 emissions in Romania and Germany.
The program of the symposium includes presentations on themes related to the risks and challenges caused by the climate change at global level, but also in Romania, relevant issues in implementing the national strategies regarding global warming in Germany and Romania, as well as a number of debates on the climate protection through a municipal masterplan, the role of the integrated waste-management, the importance of the environmental educational programs in schools, as well as solutions related to the sustainable mobility. Moreover, the representatives of the European Investment Bank will present the funding possibilities for the local green projects on reducing the CO2 emissions in Romania and Germany.
This project co-funded by the German Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs and is conducted by the Environ Association in partnership with the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, is part of the follow-up strategy of the program entitled “Redu Amprenta de Carbon” (“Reduce the Carbon Footprint” – e.n.) initiated by the two partners in 2014.
The Environ Association is a collective, non-governmental and non-profit organization which establishes in Romania the European principle of the extended producer responsibility in the field of the electrical and electronic equipment waste, actively promoting for more than 10 years the concepts of selective collection, recycling and circular economy in our country.