Santa Clara Conference Centre
18–20 May 2009
The European Regional Workshop on Article 6 of the Convention, organized in response to a request by the Conference of Parties at its thirteenth session (Bali, December 2007) (decision 9/CP.13), will contribute to the intermediate review of progress in 2010, to evaluate its effectiveness and identify emerging gaps and opportunities.
The discussions at the workshop were expected to contribute to assessing the level of implementation of the New Delhi work programme in the region, identifying needs and persistent gaps, with a view to making recommendations on how to enhance the level of implementation and to contribute to the interim review process.
Purpose and objectives
Share experiences, lessons learned and best practices in developing and implementing education and outreach activities, including practical examples of such activities;
To develop options and strategies for strengthening and expanding these activities
To promote greater regional and international cooperation on implementing the New Delhi Work Programme
Experiences of Parties;
Experiences of relevant IGOs and NGOs;
Opportunities for enhanced regional cooperation
Promotion of and training on CC:iNet to facilitate sharing of information.
Over 40 participants representing 23 countries and several intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations shared experiences and good practices in developing and implementing national education and outreach strategies and activities, and discussed the importance of such activities in supporting a new climate change agreement. After 2 and a half days of plenary sessions, working groups and social events, participants came up with recommending a list of issues that could be considered in supporting further the implementation of Article 6 and the New Delhi work programme in the European region.
Furthermore, the workshop contributed to a publication on best practices for the implementation of the New Delhi work programme in the European region. The publication was promoted in the EU pavillon in Copenhagen, at COP 15.
Swedish Environmental Protection Agency has published a website containing additiional resources from the workshop as well as videos of the presentations more>>
Documents and information
Materials and information for participants
Presentations and Materials
Day 1 - Monday, May 18 2009
Day 2 - Tuesday, May 19 2009
Day 3 - Wednesday, May 20 2009
Eva Lindhé, Information Director, Ministry of Environment:
Setting the Scene – General introduction
Laurence Pollier, UNFCCC:
Good practices at the international level
Coordinated response from the UN agencies on their work to enhance children and young people understanding and participation in climate change issues.
Laurence Pollier, UNFCCC:
Good practices to get the media to write about climate change
Jessica Henryson and Mattias Goldman, Westander Climate & Energy:
David Paterson, UNFCCC:
Panel discussions on good practices
Presentation of case studies and national and regional experiences complemented by comments from panellists and followed by questions and answers session from the floor.
Panel A: Public awareness, communication and access to information on climate change issues
Arend Timmermans, strategic communication Advisor:
Luc Dries, Communication Officer at the Federal Public Service for Health, Food Chain Safety and the Environment, Belgium:
Gotelind Alber, GenderCC – Women for Climate Justice:
Jessica Cederberg Wodmar, Swedish Environmental Protection:
Panel B: Education, training and public participation
Jana Tesařová, Director of Centre Veronica Hoste(tín:
Marc Voinnesson, Casino Group Quality - Project and Sustainable Initiatives Department Manager:
Gaetano Battistella, Italian Institute for Environmental Protection and Research:
Prof. Lev Karlin and Dr. Savelyev Leonid, Russian Federation:
Sara Nybäck, Globala gymnasiet, Sweden:
Marie Jaudet, Ministry of Ecology, Energy, Sustainable Development and House Planning, France:
Jeremy Wates, Secretary to the Aarhus Convention, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe:
Daniela Rey, UNITAR:
Panel C: International and regional cooperation
Sascha Gabizon, Executive Director, WECF – Women in Europe for a Common Future:
Francisco Heras Hernández, Centro Nacional de Educación Ambiental
Three small-group parallel working sessions to develop options and strategies for strengthening and expanding these activities.
Working group A - Public awareness, communication and access to information.
Working group B - Education, training and public participation.
Working group C - International and regional cooperation.
Outcomes and possible ways forward
This session should enable participants to identify key priorities as well as good practices for the implementation of Article 6 in the European and make recommendations on how to promote them.