The Greens - EFA

Raw materials: A Green strategy

A public conference

recorded stream: from the European Parliament - Brussels

May 04 2011 15:00 - 18:30

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15.00 - Welcome and moderation - Reinhard B├╝tikofer, MEP

Panel 1 - Trade and Development (focus on metals)

Introduction - Judith Sargentini, MEP

  • Dr. Obadiah Mailafia - Head of Cabinet, Secretariat of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States
  • Claude Kabemba - Director of the Southern Africa Resource Watch, EU Trade policy & The New Resource grab
  • Isabelle Ramdoo - policy officer Economic and Trade Cooperation ECDPM (European Centre for Development Policy Management)


16:10  - Panel 2 - Resource Efficiency (focus on metals)

Introduction - Bas Eickhout, MEP

  • Kurt Vandenberghe - Head of Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Janez Poto─Źnik - Link between resource efficiency targets and EU semester
  • Dr. Alan Walton - Dept. of Metallurgy and Materials, University of Birmingham 
    - Specific policy instruments for resource efficiency (7 min)
  • Kai Schlegelmilch, Vice President of Green Budget Germany /GBG and Green Budget Europe / GBE - Taxation of raw materials: a good idea? - (7 min) (confirmed)


17:20 - Panel 3 - Commodity Markets and Speculation (focus on food and metals)

Introduction - Pascal Canfin, MEP

  • NN - Representative of the G20 French presidency (tbc) (7 min)
  • Thomas Lines - Speculation in food commodity markets (confirmed) (7 min)
  • Jasper Jorritsma - Policy Officer in the Securities Markets Unit at DG Internal Market and Services (7 min)