Workshop - Equity within Limits – Principles, Practices and Policies - 27 th June, Hungary

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You are invited to jon the CONVERGE project for a workshop in Hungary -

Equity within Limits – Principles, Practices and Policies Workshop -27 th June, 2012 (Wednesday) Venue: Gödöllő Cultural Centre (Művészetek Háza) 2100 Gödöllő, Szabadság út 6.

Please register online at https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewformformkey=dG5IV0JwNWxFTkg1XzEyOU1pY3R1RGc6MQ

Programme

9.30 Registration and Coffee

10.00 Workshop Opening: Dr. György Gémesi, mayor of Gödöllő (to be confirmed)

10.15 Morning session:

  • CONVERGE project introduction – Ian Roderick (Director of Schumacher Institute, Co-founder of The Converging World Charity, UK)
  • Setting the Scene – Bio-physical limits and Human development – Dr. Kristín Vala Ragnarsdóttir (Reykjavík University, Iceland, member of The Balaton Group)
  • CONVERGE initiatives – Edina Vadovics and Simon Milton (GreenDependent Institute)

11.15 Poster presentation session – CONVERGE project initiative examples presented by their representatives (Bokor, Climate-Friendly Wekerle, Gödöllő Climate Club, Greenways, Pilisi KoronaKör, SCAD (India), Tatabánya Climate Ticket, Parliamentary Commissioner for Future Generations, The Converging World (UK), The Resource Cap Coalition).

12.15 Summary and conclusion - Edina Vadovics (GreenDependent Institute)

12.30 – 13.30 Lunch - local vegetarian food from Gödöllő

13.30 Afternoon session: 

CONVERGE - Policy conclusions – Bálint Balázs (Szent István University)

13.50 Roundtable discussion on Equity and Limits Participants: 

  • Dr. Barbara Botos – Head of Department of Climate Policy, Ministry of National Development, Founding Member, Alliance of Climate Friendly Municipalities
  • Dr. Sándor Fülöp, Deputy-Commissioner for Fundamental Rights, responsible for the protection of the interests of future generations
  • Dr. Benedek Jávor, MP, Chairman of Parliamentary Committee for Sustainable Development
  • Veronika Kiss, Programme Coordinator, Resource Cap Coalition, CEEweb for Biodiversity
  • Dr. Tamás Pálvölgyi - Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Faculty of Economic and Social Sciences, Department of Environmental Economics
  • Dr. László Pintér – Department of Environmental Sciences and Policy, Central European University

14.50 Question and Answer Session

15.00 Workshop Closing

  • Conclusions: Ian Roderick and Kristín Vala Ragnarsdóttir
  • Counting and offsetting the carbon footprint of the workshop - Edina Vadovics

15.20 Reception and space for small group discussions (with wine, truffles, cheese, and desserts from Gödöllő)