The European Commission and the European External Action Service (EEAS) hosted a roundtable on 4 June 2012 to discuss the position of the Asia-Pacific region in the global climate debate and the relevance of EU policies for the region.
The roundtable brought together senior officials working on Asia-Pacific policy in the EU Member States, senior officials from countries in the Asia-Pacific region, experts from selected policy institutes and other invited specialists.
The event provided a valuable opportunity to discuss global issues and climate politics in view of improving mutual understanding and exploring the scope for advancing cooperation in areas such as industrial policy, research, trade, and development co-operation.
Among the specific topics discussed were low emission development strategies, technology transfer, innovative carbon market mechanisms and improved delivery methods for climate change assistance.
The roundtable followed a similar event for Africa held in October 2011.
For more information, please contact: Ines.COSTERMANS@ec.europa.eu
Nguyen Huu Ninh (Chairman, Center for Environment Research, Education and Development Vietnam) and Kersten Barth (Sustainability Director, Siemens) led the roundtable discussions on Securing a Sustainable Energy future and embracing the low carbon industry
David McCauley (Asian Development Bank, Philippines) addressed the roundtable via videoconference on the theme of Innovative Sources of Financing