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Belgian-Swedish Workshop on Equity (1)

On 6 November 2012, Belgium and Sweden gathered scholars, stakeholders and negotiators from over 30 countries in Brussels to discuss Equity in the context of the UN climate change negotiations. The goal of the meeting was to facilitate the climate talks by offering countries an opportunity to meet and explore ways forward for this challenging issue.

The presentations of this workshop can be downloaded hereunder.

Opening speech by Melchior Wathelet, State Secretary for Environment, Energy and Mobility, Federal government of Belgium

Session 1 : ‘When Equity meets theory’

Session 2 : ‘When Equity meets practice’

Session 3 : ‘How does the future of Equity look like ?’

The Belgian newspaper Le Soir published that morning an article about the workshop : see here

Next day : an informal meeting amongst negotiators

The next day (November 7th), an informal exchange between climate negotiators was organsed. They discussed how climate justice can be integrated in the different issues that will be treated in Doha. During this day, much attention has been given to the different points of view and to the exploration of possibilities for convergence.

Michael Zammit Cutajar, former Secretary general of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and moderator during this second day, wrote down some reflections.