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             - Invitation to public debate -              
From cradle to grave: the impacts of lignite on Europe’s citizens and environment - the case of Poland and Germany
Wednesday 20 April 2016, from 12:30 to 14:00
European Parliament - Room: Altiero Spinelli A5E - 1
A sandwich lunch will be served during the debate

Lidia Geringer de Oedenberg MEP, Reinhard Bütikofer MEP, and WWF European Policy Office invite you to a debate on the impacts of lignite development on Europe’s citizens and its environment.
During this debate, representatives of local communities from Poland and Germany will present their position on lignite, and relate their struggles with investors and authorities over plans for lignite development.

The speakers will highlight concerns over the impacts of the lignite sector on the local environment, society and the climate. 
They will present their demands towards national, regional and EU decision-makers regarding lignite development and EU policies.
Please register by Friday 15 April 

If you need an entry pass, please send us your ID/Passport number, nationality, date and place of birth.

12:30: Welcome by hosts Lidia Geringer de Oedenberg MEP and Reinhard Bütikofer MEP 

12:40: Presentations by anti-lignite activists from Poland and Germany
Moderation: Imke Lübbeke, Head of EU Climate and Energy Policy, WWF European Policy Office
Presenters (with interpretation from Polish and German to English):
  • Anna Dziadek (Poland) - Association ‘No To Open-Pit Mines’
  • Sylwia Maćkowiak (Poland) - Association ‘Our home’
  • Rene Schuster (Germany) – Association ‘Green League’
  • Andreas Stahlberg (Germany)  - Gemeinde Schenkendöbern
13:30: Discussion with questions from the floor

14:00: Concluding remarks:  Reinhard Bütikofer MEP (Greens/EFA), Imke Lübbeke (WWF European Policy Office)

For enquiries, please contact:
Sarah Azau - / Tel: +32 2 743 8806
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