Three teenage students and school bags
Wednesday 17 June 2015 -
01:30 to 04:00

In December 2015, France will host the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21) in Paris, where it is expected that a new global deal on climate change will be agreed. This will be an important milestone since it is hoped that for the first time in over 20 years of climate negotiations, all nations of the world will be bound by a universal agreement to mitigate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

The EU Delegation in Singapore and its Member States are organising a Youth Debate on climate change on "Climate Diplomacy Day", where the proposed motion will be argued by two teams comprising of a mixture of students and NGOs. The motion:

"This house believes that all countries need to submit ambitious emissions reduction pledges (that keep us within the 2 degree C global temperature rise) for a successful, legally binding deal in Paris COP21". 

1:00 p.m. Registration
1:30 p.m. Welcome by ESSEC
1:35 p.m. Opening by Mr Benjamin Dubertret, French Ambassador to Singapore
1:40 p.m. ASEAN Power Shift – NTUC Youth
1:45 p.m.


Staying below 2°C Global Mean Temperature Change: Opportunities and Challenges– Prof. Bruckner,
Chair of Energy Management and Sustainability, University of Leipzig, Germany 

Solution for national low-carbon transition towards the 2 degree C target and prospects for COP21-
Henri Waisman, Coordinator of the Deep Decarbonisation Pathways Project, IDDRI, France

2:05 p.m.

Q&A with the audience

2:20 p.m.

Tea Break

2:45 p.m.


Moderator: Prof. Cedomir Nestorovic, ESSEC Business School

Panellists: tbc