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2nd Summit of OCT Energy Ministers

Organised by

The Overseas Countries and Territories Association

with the support of the

European Parliament Intergroup on
“Climate Change, Biodiversity and Sustainable Development”

and the

The Netherlands EU Council Presidency

DAY 1: Tuesday 14th of June 2016 DAY 2: Wednesday 15th of June 2016
09:00-14:00
European Parliament
Brussels

Session 1: Progress of the Sustainable Energy Transition

Session 2: OCT’s, assets for the Sustainable Energy Transformation
09:30-14:00
Thon Hotel City Centre
Brussels

Session 3: Promoting OCT Policy Frameworks for investment

Session 4: Advancing the EDF Thematic Programme
16:00-17:30
Charlemagne Building
Brussels

High Level Policy Session

EUSEW website
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Day 1 European Parliament - Technical Policy Session

  • Welcoming words by MEP Maurice Ponga, Vice Chair of the European Parliament’s Committee on Development
  • Opening address by H.E. Kees Rade, Ambassador for Sustainable Development, The Netherlands EU Council Presidency
  • Keynote speech by H.E. Benny Sevinger, OCTA Chair


Photo courtesy of Saint Pierre et Miquelon

Session 1: Progress of the Sustainable Energy Transition

Session 2: OCT’s, assets for the Sustainable Energy Transformation

  • Introductory remarks by H.E. Benny Sevinger, OCTA Chair
  • SIDS Lighthouse Initiative and RE Marketplace, by Daniela Schmidt, Lighthouses Coordinator, IRENA
  • The role of research for the energy transition in the EU, by Patrick Child, Deputy Director-General, DG Research and Innovation, European Commission
  • René Hooiveld , Director Sustainable Energy, TNO
  • Michael Weston, Operations Manager, UK Energy Research Centre
  • Birte Holst Jørgensen, Deputy Head DTU Management Engineering, Technical University of Denmark
  • Discussion moderated by H.E. Benny Sevinger, OCTA Chair


Photo courtesy of Saint Pierre et Miquelon

EUSEW (Charlemagne Building) – High Level Policy Session

  • Welcoming words by H.E. Benny Sevinger, OCTA Chair and H.E. Kees Rade, Ambassador for Sustainable Development, The Netherlands EU Council Presidency
  • Opening address by Marjeta Jager, Deputy Director-General for International Cooperation and Development, European Commission


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Panel - ‘Paper to practice, realizing the sustainable energy transition’


Moderated by Mr. Dolf Gielen, Director of the IRENA Innovation and Technology Centre in Bonn

With the participation of:

  • Jacob Werksman, Principle Adviser to the Director-General, DG CLIMA, European Commission
  • José María Figueres, President of the Carbon War Room and former President of Costa Rica
  • H.E. Mala Høy Kúko, Minister for Nature, Environment and Energy, Greenland
  • H.E. José Jardim, Minister of Finance of Curaçao
  • H.E. Curtis Richardson, Minister of Infrastructure, Communications, Utilities, Housing, Agriculture, Fisheries and Information Technology of Anguilla


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Day 2 Thon Hotel City Centre - Technical Policy Session

Session 3: Promoting OCT Policy Frameworks for investment


Photo courtesy of Saint Pierre et Miquelon

Session 4: Advancing the EDF Thematic Programme

From left to right: H.E. Benny Sevinger, Denis Salord, Janice Panton

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OCTs Delegates at the Summit

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