On the 5th of June, World Environment Day, the Nonviolent Radical Party together with SIOI, Global Committee for the Rule of Law “Marco Pannella”, Hands Off Cain, Siracusa International Institute and IAI will hold a conference on the right to know applied to environmental issues.
The recent appointment of Scott Pruitt as head of the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) re-opened the debate on climate change and re-launched the urgent need to set up a compelling European climate and environment emergency strategy, two priority themes equally important as those of transatlantic security and defense.
The European Union should rapidly set up and launch coordinated action at global level to accelerate the pursuit of #COP21/2015 goals and #Marrakesh2016: for example, *qualified specialists* could be appointed, with the rank of Government Ministers, to urgently liaise with Washington, Beijing, Moscow, New Delhi, Brasilia and in multilateral institutions, so as to elaborate and put forward a Global Action Plan of Implementation” of the international agreements signed so far.
A great deal of diplomatic skills to craft the European strategy is needed, avoiding clamor and clashes that could create bad and unreasonable fractures between the EU and the US: but the struggle against climate change and the conviction that science has largely clarified their fearsome threat to survival of man, requires us to work tirelessly in this direction, consistently with the goals that Italy has always pursued on this matter. These topics will be discussed with diplomats and experts at the SIOI headquarters on June 5, 2017 in the World Environment Day.
Monday, 5th June 2017, 16:30
Società Italiana per l’Organizzazione Internazionale (SIOI) headquarters
Piazza di San Marco 51, Rome
Franco Frattini SIOI President, Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Italy
Caroline Kanter Director of the Foundation Konrad Adenauer
Giulio Terzi di Sant’Agata Ambassador, Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, GCRL President
Francesca Graziani Second University of Naples
Federico Brocchieri Vice President of Italian Climate Network
Simone Molteni “Lifegate” scientific director
Elisabetta Zamparutti Presidency of the Radical Party
Enrico Salvatori Radio Radicale
The event will be followed by Radio Radicale. You can download the programme here.
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