Activities

2022

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30.06.22 - 01.07.22| Rural Climate Forum 2022 in Aranda del Duero. The third meeting of the Network of Spanish Ambassadors of the European Climate Pact was held in the Burgos town, after the past appointments in Madrid and Valencia. The ambassadors reflected on and shared solutions to the environmental problems of the countryside and empty Spain. The aim was to jointly promote rural repopulation and climate action in this important Spanish wine-growing region. 

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14.06.22 | Participation in the Circular Economy event , one more round in Valencia. A virtual talk organized by the Association of Businesswomen and Professionals of Valencia. The talk focused on circular economy and the European Climate Pact.

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23.05.22 | Innovate4climate 2022. Carmen attended the World Bank's Washington-based conference for young innovators from around the world committed to climate action. The ambassador gave a presentation on "Thinking global and acting local" at the opening of the event. This program provided an intergenerational exchange of ideas between climate leaders and entrepreneurs, as well as young people and experts in the field.

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20.05.22 | Participation in the FourthColloquium on Mountains and Climate Change in Bilbao. Carmen was invited by the Working Community of the Pyrenees to give a presentation on the European Climate Pact and explain the mission of the Ambassadors. The event, led by the Pyrenees Climate Change Observatory, took place in Bilbao and was attended by organizations specialized in different fields. The main objective of the meeting was to reflect on the initiatives of cooperation and climate action between the different Pyrenean territories.

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13.05.22 | Conducting the Climate Mural Workshop at the University of Valencia. Carmen and Encarna Ribera led this activity at the Faculty of Law of the University of Valencia at the invitation of Professor Clara Portela.

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05.05.22 | Talk on the European Climate Pact organized by GEA. Carmen gave a talk on the Green Pact and the European Climate Pact at the Itaca Bookstore in Valencia. The conference gave way to an interesting debate on ecological and solidarity issues.

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29.04.22 | Angriffskrieg Putins auf die Ukraine und seinen Angriff auf die Demokratie und das Vereinte Europa sprechen. Carmen participated in an online discussion organized by the University of Osnabrück together with other European speakers on Putin's aggression against Ukraine.

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26.04.22 |Talk at theCisneros Institute, Madrid Carmen was invited by the institution of secondary education in Spain, to give a talk to students on climate change as a national and European challenge. She also shared with the young people the various job and training opportunities offered by the Green Pact.

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21.04.22 | Carmen attended the exhibition "Emergency on Planet Earth" at the Centre del Carme, Valencia. A proposal of urban art that brings to the public the main environmental problems. Other Valencian ambassadors of the European Climate Pact and some members of our team also attended. 

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07.04.22 |Participation in theBSIS Annual International Conference. Carmen participated virtually in the annual conference organized by the University of Kent in Brussels to talk about the close relationship between sustainability and climate change. The Ambassador shared this experience with Sara Nelen, Deputy Head of Cabinet to Timmermans, Vice President of the European Commission.

 

 

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05.04.22 |Participation in theEU Climate Pact Ambassadors Forum. Carmen will participate in this virtual forum from Brussels whose main objective was to exchange knowledge and experiences among ambassadors of the European Union. Carmen presented the activities carried out by the Spanish ambassadors with the aim of inspiring similar actions in the rest of Europe.

 

 

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26.03.22 |Participation in the conferenceScomettiamo sull'ambiente! Carmen took part in this conference organised by the municipality of Guardabosone with the participation of more than ten schools and ecological companies from the Piedmont region.

The participants walked through the streets of the village and witnessed all the activities developed by the students and teachers. At the end, Carmen gave a talk about climate change as an international and European challenge.

 

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21.03.22 |Participation in theConference for a Sustainable Culture. Carmen participated in this conference organised by the Teatro Real de Madrid.

Participants were divided into different Roundtables during the two-day event where they could participate and learn about different areas of the cultural world where our climate impact can be improved.

 

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26.02.22 | Peer Parliaments held at the Valencia Science Museum. Carmen, together with two other Spanish ambassadors, moderated three peer parliaments simultaneously. One on sustainable consumption, one on transport and one on energy. 

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25.02.22 | Conference on the Future of Europe: The contribution of the Ambassadors for the European Climate Pact in Spain. The Spanish ambassadors met at the Faculty of Law of the University of Valencia in a conference attended by representatives of Valencian institutions such as the Autonomous Secretary of Climate Emergency and Ecological Transition, among others.

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24.02.22 | Educational workshop'Climate Mural' at the University of Valencia. This workshop is designed to raise awareness about climate change in a fun way. Participants must relate the causes and consequences of climate change by means of cards with text such as "CO2 emissions" or "human health". After decorating their mural, participants reflect on the complexity of climate change.

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29.01.22 | Participation in a Transnational Peer Parliament. Carmen moderated a group of the participants of the peer parliament where topics such as mobility or sustainable consumption were discussed.

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29.01.22 | Participation in RTVE's Vida Verde podcast where Carmen talked about the role of the Climate Pact Ambassadors and the meeting they held last December 3rd. To listen to the episode, click here.

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28.01.22 | Participation in a round table with some Climate Pact Ambassadors for the climate and environment week in Quart de Poblet (Valencia). The ambassadors presented several local initiatives, if you want to know more about them, click here.

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28.01.22 | For Tree Day in the Valencian Community, Carmen Marqués went to Sinarcas (Valencia) to help with the reforestation efforts.

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21.01.22 | Radio Nacional Española broadcasted an interview with Alejandro Rodríguez and Carmen Marqués in the programme "El Gallo que no Cesa" in which the two ambassadors talked about their work for the climate. If you want to listen to the full interview, click here.

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20.01.22 | TEDx Talk, January 20 at 17h on "COP26 and the climate challenge". Click here to watch the video.

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In December we interviewed Iván Santiago, CEO of Ecovending, a Valencian start-up that sells bulk cleaning products. To listen to the interview, click here.

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In December, Carmen Marqués gave talks at CEU Cardenal Herrera and at the LEINN degree. In them, she spoke about the European Green Pact, the results obtained from COP26, and her role as ambassador of the European Climate Pact.

The visit to the LEINN degree was made with the entrepreneur Iván Santiago, who explained how the private sector is facing the challenges of climate change.

EUROP DIRECT MEETING

3.12.21 | European climate pact ambassadors met in Madrid for a launch event. They were joined by government representatives such as Teresa Solana. To read the full article, click here.

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1.12.21 | Meeting with Europe Direct, priorities discussed include: the Fit for 55 package of proposals and the European Green Pact.

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25.11.21 | COP26

Publication of the article "How COP26's outcome will change your life " in which Carmen Marqués talked about her reflections and opinions on the outcome of COP26 in Glasgow. Read the article here.

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Participation in the COP26 EU Side Event as a panelist: "HOW TO LISTEN, HOW TO TALK AND HOW TO ACT".

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9.11.21 | COP26

Interview with Tomás Molina on TV3, during Carmen Marqués' stay in Glasgow. To see the video, click here.

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5.11.21 | Participation of Carmen Marqués in a webinar on sustainable tourism at the University of Valencia: "Tourism companies and the European climate pact".

PEER PARLIAMENT

4.11.21 | Organisation of peer parliaments with former Carmen colleagues from the College of Europe and members of our team. This innovative tool brings together our circle of friends, family, neighbours or colleagues to discuss climate issues from the perspective of each other's daily lives.

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30.10.21 | Event in Carcaixent - a municipality in Valencia associated with many European municipalities - to discuss the future of Europe. Carmen attended as a speaker together with Karla Zambrano (another ambassador). To read the article, click here.

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23.09.21 | Participation in the podcast "El jardín de las Hespérides" on Onda Cero. To listen to the podcast, click here.