Hearing on 'Energy diversification as a fundamental contribution to sustainable development', Berlin

The on Committee on Social Affairs, Health and Sustainable Development of the Council of Europe is organising a hearing on energy diversification at the German Parliament that will be held on Friday, 15 March 2013, from 2.30 to 5.00 pm.

The programme of the hearing can be found below. For further information on the hearing and on how to register, please contact Aiste Ramanauskaite, Secretary of the Committee on Social Affairs, Health and Sustainable Development in the Council of Europe, at Aiste.RAMANAUSKAITE@coe.int



2.30 pm      Opening of the hearing by Ms Maury Pasquier (Switzerland, SOC), Chairperson of the Committee  

2.35 pm        Introductory statement

                     Ms Doris Barnett (Germany, SOC), Rapporteur


2.45 pm      Prospects for clean and sustainable energy in Europe in the context of global trends

                     Mr Didier Houssin, IEA Director for Sustainable Energy Policy and Technology (International Energy Agency)


3.00 pm       Energy and the environment – a marriage of convenience? Towards greater sustainability of Europe’s energy markets

Dr Patrick Graichen, Deputy Director of Agora Energiewende (‘energy rebound’, Berlin)  

3.15 pm       Energy interconnections across Europe: current situation and future needs (in terms of cooperation between States)

Mr Andreas Jung, Managing Director of the German Energy Agency (Deutsche Energie-Agentur GmbH (Dena))


3.30 pm       Exchange of views Questions and discussion in the framework of the report under preparation


5.00 pm       End of the hearing