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26e ENVE-commissievergadering, Brussel

Europees Economisch en Sociaal Comité (EESC)
© Kevin Bergenhenegouwen
datum 21 november 2019 11:00 - 17:30
plaats Brussel, België
locatie Delors (JDE) Toon locatie
aanwezigen C.H.J. (Cor) Lamers e.a.
organisatie Comité van de Regio's (CvdR)

26th ENVE meeting - Draft agenda




Brussels, 18 November 2019




Meeting No





Committee building, rue Belliard 101, 1040 Brussels (JDE52)


21/11/2019 11:00-17:30

Amendment deadline

08/11/2019 15:00 (Brussels time)

Deadline for submitting a delegation of presence

20/11/2019 at midnight (Brussels time)

10.30-11 a.m. The political coordinators' meeting will be held in camera (JDE 70).

Draft agenda:

  • Adoption of the draft agenda (COR-2019-03692-00-02-CONVPOJ-TRA)
  • Approval of the minutes of the 25th meeting (COR-2019-04415-00-00-PV-TRA)
  • Statement by the chair/End of term report
  • Organisation of future work

    For decision:

  • Opinions on the basis of consultations (Rule 41(a))
    • Appointment of rapporteurs
  • Own-initiative opinions (Rule 41b) i))
    • Decision to draw up an opinion
    • Appointment of rapporteurs
  • Own-initiative opinions (Rule 41b) ii))
    • Decision to request Bureau authorisation for an opinion (COR-2019-4988-00-00-TCD-TRA)
    • Provisional appointment of rapporteurs
  • Decisions not to draw up an opinion
  • Ongoing work programme and decision on attributions by the president


    For discussion:

  • Follow-up to opinions (COR-2019-04371-00-00-TCD-TRA)
  • Debate on The European Green Deal in partnership with local and regional authorities

    Political Roundtable, with:

    • Diederik SAMSOM, Head of Cabinet of Commissioner Timmermans
    • Member of the European Parliament (tbc)
    • Janez POTOCNIK, co-chair of the International Resource Panel of the UN

    Discussion with ENVE members

    Stakeholders Roundtable, with:

    • Piotr SZYMANSKI, Director of Directorate Energy, Transport and Climate, Joint Research Centre
    • Eliot WHITTINGTON, Director of Policy, Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership & Director of the Prince of Wales' Corporate Leaders Group
    • Renée BRUEL, Senior Associate, European Climate Foundation & Member of the Steering Committee, The Coalition for Energy Savings
    • Astrid SCHOMAKER, Director of Directorate Global Sustainable Development, DG ENV, European Commission (tbc)

    Discussion with ENVE members

    1.20 p.m. The meeting will include a buffet lunch hosted jointly by the ENVE Chair and ICLEI in the JDE Atrium 5.

  • During the lunch break, the Transformative Action Award Ceremony - in the framework of the Basque declaration - will take place, including statements by Karl-Heinz LAMBERTZ, President of the European Committee of the Regions (video message), Cor LAMERS, Chair of the Jury of the Transformative Action Award, Lasse P. N. OLSEN, Deputy Mayor, City of Aalborg and Wolfgang TEUBNER, Regional Director Europe, Managing Director ICLEI European Secretariat
  • Opinions - discussion and adoption


    Opinion on Towards sustainable neighbourhoods and small communities - Environment policy below municipal level


    Gaetano ARMAO (IT/EPP)



    Type of opinion

    Own-initiative opinion, Rule 41(b)(ii) RoP



    Statements by


    Ms PRENEEL, District Mayor of Borgerhout, Antwerp

    Coordinator Inspire the neighbourhoods project - Brussels Environment (tbc)

    Adoption planned for the plenary session

    12-13 February 2020

  • Preparations for the UNFCCC COP25 in Madrid



    • Markku MARKKULA, Vice-president of the European Committee of the Regions, Video message on the outcome of the UN Climate Action Summit in New York
    • Jacob WERKSMAN, Principal Adviser for International Aspects of EU Climate Policy, European Commission, DG Clima; EU's chief climate negotiator to the UNFCCC COP25

    Followed by a discussion with ENVE members

  • Any other business
  • Confirmation of the date of the next meeting: constitutive meeting on 13 February 2020 and 27 February 2020 in Brussels (tbc) pending approval Bureau on 3 December

    Working languages:




    (participants may speak in their own language)



    (participants may listen in)



    Amendments must be submitted through the online tool for tabling amendments (available on the Members' Portal at: https://memportal.cor.europa.eu/).

    N.B.: Only members of this commission and alternates delegated to attend the meeting will be entitled to travel and subsistence payments.

    Members are asked to use the online system for delegation of presence and voting rights in order to confirm their attendance at the meeting or to notify the secretariat of any delegation of presence to another member or alternate under Rule 5(2) of the Rules of Procedure. The online system is accessible through the Members' Portal on the CoR main website.

    This agenda is sent to all members of the ENVE Commission for information. Please be aware that your participation (or delegation to participate) and entitlement to any payment or reimbursement are subject to the validity of your mandate as member of the Committee of the Regions at the moment of the meeting.

    The Helpdesk (+32-2-546-9697; email: helpdesk@cor.europa.eu) will be happy to provide any further assistance you may need.


    COR-2019-03692-00-02-CONVPOJ-TRA (EN) 5/5



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