As part of its ongoing dialogue with civil society, the European Investment Bank will hold its Spring 2008 Workshop for CSOs in Brussels on Monday the 30th of June.
EIB-CSO Workhops bring together CSO delegates, specialized EIB staff, and Members of the Bank’s Board of Directors and Management Committee to discuss topics of common interest. Observers from other EU and international financing institutions also participate. The Spring 2008 Workshop in Brussels will be chaired by EIB Vice-President Philippe de Fontaine Vive.
|09:00||Welcome and short introduction by EIB Vice-President Philippe de Fontaine Vive|
|09:10||Address by Tony Long, Director of WWF EPO|
|09:20||Mainstreaming adaptation into EIB activities
"How to factor in adaptation and climate risk management into EIB operations and establish adaptation as an area of intervention alongside mitigation".
|11:20||Footprinting at the EIB
"Ecological footprint: a key tool for future management".
|13:00||Wrap up by the Chairman|
The Workshop’s working language will be English. EIB and CSOs together set the programme for the Workshop.
The provisional programme will include two sessions introduced by EIB and CSO speakers, followed by discussion. Indicative topics:
- Mainstreaming adaptation into EIB activities;
- Footprinting at the EIB.
Interested CSOs are invited to comment or suggest other environmental and social topics:
- broad (horizontal/regional) items for the programme;
- local/project-related topics for informal side meetings with EIB staff members, organised on request.