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The conference will be chaired by the EESC president, Georges Dassis.

5.15 p.m.- 6.15 p.m.


  • Philippe Morvannou will present the conclusions and recommendations of the Syndex study (commissioned by the EESC) on Combating climate change: putting a price on carbon on the basis of economic and social criteria.


Introduction by Joel Decaillon, deputy-president of Lasaire

  •  Representative of the European Commission
  •  Edouard Martin (S&D): MEP specialising in social affairs and the use of a carbon pricing system
  •  Montserrat Mir: member of the European Trade Union Confederation secretariat (ETUC) responsible for sustainable development and climate change
  •  Gabriele Bischoff: President of the EESC's Workers Group
  •  William Garcia: Executive director of the European Chemical Industry Council (CEFIC)
  •  James Nix, Director of Green Budget Europe
COP21, Zone bleue, EU Pavilion
Le Bourget, Paris, France