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The Club de Madrid highlights the key role of cities in the fight against climate change

5 October 2010, Incheon, Corea — The Club de Madrid played a key role in the “Future of the Cities” Congress in Incheon, Korea, 5-7 October 2010. During this important event, they were debating the challenges that fast growing cities are phasing and its possible solutions, very much focussed on the green growth, flexibility, eco-efficient and happiness.

 

 

 

The Club de Madrid in the Tianjian Climate Talks

4 - 9 October, Tianjin, China — The Club de Madrid had different contributions to the Tianjin Climate Talks of the United Nations Framework Convention of Climate Change (UNFCCC); highlightening the participation in the side event "World Mayors Summit on Climate - Next phase of global climate action" that took place on 8 October 2010.

The Club de Madrid in the Global Clean Energy Forum

1 October 2010, Lisbon, Portugal Petre Roman, Club de Madrid Member and Prime Minister of Romania (1991 - 1991), chaired the panel "What policy framework is required to help support a renewable energy future?"

COP16 preparatory meeting with Mexican Minister of Foreign Affairs and COP16 President

September 22, New York, USA — The Club de Madrid Member and Prime Minister of Norway (1986-1989 and 1990-1996), Gro Harlem Brundtland, met with the Mexican Minister of Foreign Affairs and COP16 (16th Conference of the Parties) President, Patricia Espinosa, with the aim of identify opporunities and define the Club de Madrid strategy in relation with such a key climate event.

 

The Club of Madrid to support the most vulnerable countries

September 19, 2010, New York, USA - During the high-level United Nations General Assembly, Mary Robinson met with senior representatives of the Government of Maldives and the Forum on Climate Vulnerable Countries. The Forum is composed of a group of leaders from countries that are most vulnerable to climate change, among which are Bangladesh, Barbados, Bhutan, Ghana, Kenya, Kiribati, Maldives, Nepal, Rwanda, Tanzania and Vietnam. Forum members advocate the fight against climate change, which for them has become an existential challenge.

Asia-Pacific needs to foster internal market to sustain its economic recovery says UN and Club de Madrid

The Roundtable, titled “Global economic crisis and the Asia-Pacific region: Sustaining Asian dynamism in a post-crisis world”, discussed the challenges of sustaining Asia’s dynamism in the aftermath of the global financial crisis. It was jointly organized by the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and the Club de Madrid with the support of Casa Asia.

President Vike-Freiberga focused on democratic consolidation and ethnic reconciliation during Club of Madrid assessment mission in Kyrgyzstan

Vaira Vike-Freiberga, former President of Latvia and Club of Madrid member, led an assessment mission to Kyrgyzstan on August 10-13 with the support of the European Commission to analyze the feasibility and the commitment of Kyrgyz authorities for a 12-month Club of Madrid project. The project would contribute to the consolidation of representative, inclusive and sustainable democratic governance in Kyrgyzstan, as well as efforts at reconciliation to address the ethnic issues in the south.

The Club of Madrid offers support to Haitian leadership in the lead up to November 28 elections

On 21-23 July 2010, a Club of Madrid delegation led by President Lagos, accompanied by Juan Gabriel Valdes, former head of MINUSTAH, met in Port au Prince with President Preval, members of the Provisional Election Council, members of the opposition, civil society representatives and members of the international community. The purpose of the visit was the launch of a Club of Madrid initiative to support Haiti’s democracy, in particular Haitian efforts to return to the democratic consolidation and economic development process underway before the quake.

 Special Session on Climate Change and Energy of the Central American Parliament (PARLACEN)

June 28 - July 2 2010, Managua, Nicaragua - To further increase the foundation of knowledge and the political capabilities of Latin American officials with decision-making, allowing in this way a better formulation of their policy positions with respect to post-2012 climate agreement, the CdM has submitted its recommendations for action in the Special Session on Climate Change and Energy of the Central American Parliament.

Study Group of the Nigerian National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies visits the Club of Madrid

The 14 participants both from the private and public sector are currently undertaking a Senior Executive Course which focuses on the ‘The Imperative of Policy Sustainability for National Security and Democratic Stability.’

Economic Development and Social Cohesion: Incompatible or Interdependent Policies?

Guided by this provocative question, the Club de Madrid´s Shared Societies Project launched the first of a series of discussions in the nine-month process to develop an economic argument for inclusion by analyzing the relationship between social cohesion, economic growth and well-being

Srebenica:              We won't forget!

Our Member Cassam Uteem remembers what was defined as “the biggest single mass murder in Europe since World War II”

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