Activities

Get to know all the activities that our ambassador is doing!

2024

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25.04.24 | Spanish ambassadors online meeting

Carmen organized an online meeting of Spanish ambassadors to discuss the European elections and the meeting of ambassadors that will take place at the end of June in Valencia on the occasion of the city's European Green Capital status. They also listened to a representative of ATREVIA (a communication company linked to the PCE) who explained the possible media support they can offer them in the face of the elections. Finally, Cristina Ramos, from Ecoserveis, told them about the initiatives planned in Spain.

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18.04.24 | II Edition of the Model United Nations 2024 (ALMUN), Alicante

Carmen participated in the opening ceremony of the Second Edition of the Model United Nations at the University of Alicante.

At a time of great international instability with two open conflicts very close to Europe and when the United Nations system and the international order established after World War II are being challenged, it is important that young people remain committed to the peace and international cooperation advocated by the UN.

During her speech, Carmen spoke about her experience in foreign policy as a former European civil servant and the European initiatives in the fight against climate change: the European Green Pact and the European Climate Pact. She also encouraged the audience to vote in the next European elections in favor of the European project and an ambitious European environmental policy.

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15.04.24 | Lecture on the European Green Pact for the International Association of Former Officials of the European Communities (AIACE), Alicante

Carmen attended the meeting of former European officials organized by AIACE at the Real Liceo Casino of Alicante, at the invitation of her friend José María Costa, AIACE-Levante delegate. The ambassador gave a talk on the PCE and the European Green Pact, after which they had an interesting discussion.

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13.04.24 | First training session of the Valencian Climate Assembly, UPV

Carmen participated as a speaker at the first training session of the Valencian Climate Assembly, organized at the Casa del Alumno of the Polytechnic University of Valencia. Carmen gave a talk together with Spanish Ambassador Elena Lopez-Gunn to provide information about PCE. The event proved to be an opportunity to talk to young people about the climate emergency and generate debate. The ambassadors also encouraged the audience to vote in the upcoming European elections.

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11.04.24 | New European Bauhaus in the College of Architects of Valencia

Carmen organized and participated in the colloquium "Valencia and the European Bauhaus" at the College of Architects of Valencia, on the occasion of the II Festival of the New European Bauhaus that took place in Brussels. The presentation addressed the implications of the Capital for Valencia, the new European Bauhaus and other European initiatives, with special emphasis on sustainable architecture and the preservation of the historical heritage, as well as the natural environment. The event was attended by Carlos Salazar, CTAV culture member, Málek Murad Mateu, CTVA treasurer, Antonio Garcia Celda, general director of the European Green Capital; as well as Ignacio Chanza Bango, Climate Reality Project leader and PCE ambassador, Pedro Miguel Guerrero Serrano, PCE ambassador and researcher at the Climate Change Chair of the University of Malaga, and Ildefonso Sánchez Dopateo, Valencian architect.

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14.03.24 | FINRESP 2024 meeting on sustainable finance, Madrid

Carmen attended the FINRESP2024 meeting in Madrid on responsible and sustainable finance accompanied by two other ambassadors: Elena López Gunn and Tosin Iduh.

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07.03.24 | Online meeting of Spanish ambassadors

Carmen organized an online meeting of Spanish ambassadors to discuss the new Nature Restoration Law and the farmers' protests, as well as the meeting of PCE ambassadors that took place on March 5 in Brussels.

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05.03.24 | Annual meeting of all European Climate Pact ambassadors, Brussels

Carmen and the other ambassadors once again demonstrated their commitment to climate action at the annual event organized by the European Commission's Directorate-General for Climate Action. More than 300 participants joined interactive workshops and panel discussions to connect and share ideas. Senior officials from the European institutions also participated, including Maroš Šefčovič, European Commission Executive Vice-President for the European Green Pact, and Wopke Hoekstra, European Commissioner for Climate Action.

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29.02.24 | Webinar Communities for Climate (C4C)

Carmen participated in a webinar organized by the PCE Secretariat on "Communities for Climate". An initiative of the European Commission that aims to enhance local citizen initiatives in response to climate urgency through the support of local community projects addressing climate change in 11 European countries, including Spain. The deadline for submitting projects is from 21.02.24 to 03.04.24.

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23.02.24 | Webinar on sustainable tourism

Carmen participated in a webinar on sustainable tourism organized by the European Climate Pact Secretariat, in which she spoke about the ecological transition in the tourism sector.

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21.02.24 | Serà Ciutats Verdes Reconstruction Roundtable, Alacuás

Carmen participated in the round table discussion Administració pública i model de ciutat, organized by Ambassador Julio Huerta, director of the Fundació Horta Sud. The event took place in the castle of Alacuás and Carmen was invited to present the European Green Pact in the framework of a deliberation on the role of public administration in climate change. An initiative that was also focused on improving the protection of the Horta Sud.

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15.02.24 | Community Connect, Climate-KIC, Valencia

Carmen participated, along with other ambassadors, in an event on COP28 organized by Climate-KIC. The objective was to discuss the outcomes and implications of COP28 in the context of EIT Climate-KIC's new strategy. An event that fostered dialogue among attendees, experts and stakeholders to explore effective strategies to address the urgent climate crisis.

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05.02.24 - 07.02.24 | 5th Mediterranean Water Forum, Tunisia

Carmen attended the 5th Mediterranean Water Forum, organized by the Tunisian government in collaboration with the Union for the Mediterranean and the Mediterranean Water Institute. The event brought together more than 1000 water experts from many countries (Spain, Albania, Tunisia, France, Senegal, Egypt, Italy, etc.) and was a great opportunity to address the challenges of water resources management in the Mediterranean.

 

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31.01.24 | European Climate Pact ambassadors online forum

Carme participated in the European Climate Pact Ambassadors Forum which marks a new stage in the PCE Secretariat. After a short round table with coordinators and ambassadors from Bulgaria and Greece, the Forum discussed different tools that some ambassadors have developed for the Pact's activities. There were 3 workshops: 1) European Parliament elections, 2) Developing European climate action from the grassroots and 3) Connecting the local to the global.

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30.01.24 | Online meeting of Spanish ambassadors of the European Climate Pact

Carmen organized an online meeting of Spanish ambassadors of the European Climate Pact to meet the new members who have just joined and to exchange views on the activities planned for the current year.

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15.12.23 | Post-COP28 Spanish Ambassadors' Meeting, Madrid

The first meeting of Spanish ambassadors held under the coordination of Ecoserveis allowed for an exchange of views on the results of COP28. Spanish Ambassador Elena Lopez Gunn gave a brilliant presentation, complemented by Carmen's reflections, as they both participated in the annual UN climate conference. Ambassador Juan Hernandez also gave his thoughts on the issue.

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01.12.23 | Interview with RTVE, Dubai

Radio Nacional de España interviewed Carmen in Dubai to hear her views on the Loss and Damage Fund agreed at the summit to compensate for the negative consequences of climate change in the most vulnerable countries. Carmen spoke about the European Green Pact, the importance of mitigating the effects of this crisis and the need to be resilient in the current context. She also mentioned the irreversible damage being suffered by some areas of the planet, such as the Pacific Islands.

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01.12.23 - 08.12.23 | COP28, Dubai

Under the chairmanship of the United Arab Emirates, a key oil-producing country, COP28 led to significant progress. In particular, the Loss and Damage Fund for the most vulnerable countries was launched and renewable energies are to be tripled by 2030. And finally, an agreement has been reached to move away from fossil fuels. Carmen traveled to Dubai to attend COP28 and participated in two panels: the first dealt with the relationship between the ecological transition and the digital transition, and the second with financing for adaptation to climate change.

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29.11.23 - 30.11.23 | Blue Zone Forum, Cádiz

This meeting brought together specialists in the "blue economy" with the aim of promoting collaboration and innovation to advance the marine circular economy. An initiative of the high-tech incubator INCUBAZUL CÁDIZ. During the event, Carmen was part of a round table of Spanish ambassadors, by Ambassador Maria Galvez del Castillo Luna, to make visible their work and commitment to the European Climate Pact. A conversation that addressed a wide range of topics, from education to waste management.

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28.11.23 | Pre-COP28 Webinar

Carmen participated in an online meeting with all the ambassadors to discuss the objectives and issues to be addressed at COP28. Specifically, Carmen gave a presentation on the expectations of the expected UN conference on climate change.

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27.11.23 | Workshop to present the Caribbean renewable energy project, Brussels

Carmen gave the opening speech at the event organized by EKWA Consulting, among others. A workshop that allowed to analyze the concept of "blue economy" and to present the conclusions of an Interreg project that aims to create local and decarbonized electricity through renewable marine energies in the Caribbean. The Interreg EMR Caraïbesproject is a cross-border initiative within the framework of the Interreg Caraïbes program with Feder funds from the European Commission.

 

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21.11.23 | Meeting "Humanitarian Conversations" of the Spanish Red Cross Foundation, Madrid

Carmen attended an event on sustainability, climate change and humanitarian aid organized at the headquarters of the Spanish Red Cross Foundation, where she listened to the dialogue and reflections of experts in the field. All of them provided multidisciplinary perspectives, making visible the complexity of climate change, a phenomenon that is increasingly present in all social realities.

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27.10.23 | The European Climate Stocktake, Brussels

Carmen attended the event organized by the European Commission to analyze the progress made by the EU and the rest of the world in complying with the Paris Agreement. An event that was attended by a hundred ambassadors of the European Climate Pact, European policy makers -such as the new commissioner for climate action, Wopke Hoekstra-, Vice President Teresa Ribera, businessmen, scientists, activists, etc.

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26.10.23 | Meeting of PCE Ambassadors, Brussels

Meeting of Ambassadors prior to the European Climate Stocktake to get to know each other and exchange ideas.

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24.10.23 | Ateneo Mercantil de Valencia "Europe and the climate challenge".

Carmen was invited by Inmaculada Sobrino to the Ateneo Mercantil of Valencia to give a lecture on "Europe and the Climate Challenge" to the Order of Querer Saber, in the presence of the president of the Ateneo Mercantil of Valencia, Carmen de Rosa. It was an opportunity to connect with a different audience and continue her work as an ambassador of the European Climate Pact in her hometown, Valencia.

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24.10.23 | Class at the University Jaume I of Castellón

Carmen gave a class at the University Jaume I of Castellón on the effects of climate change on water, at the invitation of Ambassador Jose Segarra, professor of the Sustainable Development and Environment module in the Master of International Peace, Conflict and Development Studies. A very enriching meeting to raise awareness among young people that water is a precious commodity that we must care for and protect.

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18.10.23 | Kick-off meeting of the 5th Mediterranean Water Forum, Valencia

Carmen participated in EUROINBO2023 organized in the City of Arts and Sciences. The event was attended by basin organizations from various European and non-European countries, government representatives and representatives of various international organizations, as well as agents from local entities and civil society.

EUROINBO is an international network of river basins that was created in Valencia 20 years ago. On this occasion, the theme focused on the future of the European water directives. On the sidelines of the conference, the General Assembly of MENBO, INBO's regional network for the Mediterranean, took place on October 18 and discussed the particularly acute water problems in the region. The next MENBO meeting will take place in Tunis from 5 to 7 February 2024.

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19.10.23 | Beach cleanup with the Oceanográfic Foundation of Valencia

Carmen organized a beach clean-up in collaboration with the Oceanográfic of Valencia, Equipo Europa and the Spanish ambassadors Elena López-Gunn and Juan Medina. The activity took place on El Saler beach, under the guidance of marine biologists, and 2kg of garbage was collected in just half an hour: cigarette butts, industrial packaging, ear buds, bottle caps, etc.

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16.10.23 - 19.10.23 | EURO-INBO at the City of Arts and Sciences of Valencia 

EURO-INBO is an international network of river basins that was created in Valencia 20 years ago. In the face of the growing water crisis, EURO-INBO2023 provided an opportunity to discuss the relationship between this precious resource and agriculture, as well as the challenges related to compliance with European water regulations, among other issues. Carmen participated in the conference with the aim of highlighting the close relationship between water and climate change.

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27.09.23 | Plenary Session "For a climate of change: the challenges of the ecological and just transition", Madrid

The event was organized by the Foundations and Civil Society Forum 2023. The round table was moderated by journalist María Delgado Martínez and included the participation of Ambassador Gonzalo Saenz de Miera, Alicia Torrego, president of Conama and Carmen Marqués.

 

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11.09.23 - 14 .09.23 | UN High Level Expert Group Meeting: "Towards s Big Data Revolution for the Planet", Vienna

The meeting provided an opportunity to discuss the interaction between digital transformation and environmental protection.

 

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12.09.23 | Colloquium "Green Pact: challenges and opportunities for its implementation in Spain from a multisectoral perspective", Madrid

Organized by Icatalist and Fundación Botín. Juan Jesús López and Carmen Anahí López del Valle, two members of the team, were moderators representing Equipo Europa, the youth association to which they belong.

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05.07.23 | Youth Agora for Climate, Madrid

Organized by Talent for the Future in Madrid, in collaboration with the Ministry for Ecological Transition and Demographic Challenge. Some PCE ambassadors took the opportunity to deliver to the Vice President the document "Proposals for the construction of a greener, healthier and fairer Spain and European Union", prepared by a team of ambassadors.

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27.06.23 | Interreg Energies Energies Marines Renouvelables, Guadeloupe, Caribbean

Carmen traveled to Guadeloupe to participate in this seminar on marine renewable energy in the Caribbean, where many islands are highly vulnerable to climate change and are dependent on fossil energy.

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19.06.23 - 21.06.23 | European Climate Change Adaptation Program, Dublin

Carmen attended, along with Ambassador Elena Lopez-Gunn and team member Giulia Presa, the ECCAC in Dublin. "Very excited about our participation in such important events where we have continued to learn and do our bit."

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06.06.23- 07.06.23 | Green Week, Brussels

Carmen participated in Green Week to analyze and discuss the progress achieved so far at the environmental level, without losing sight of all the measures that still need to be taken to protect the planet.

 

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03.06.23 | Webinar "Water, our life in danger. Addressing the drought crisis".

Carmen participated, together with Elena López-Gunn, in the webinar "Water, our life in danger. Addressing the drought crisis" from the Valencian Community delegation of Equipo Europa.

 

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23.05.23 -25.05.23 | Innovate4Climate, Bilbao

The conference brought together participants from more than 132 countries to discuss how to make further progress in mobilizing public and private finance to respond to the mandates of the Paris Agreement.

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11.05.23 - 12.05.23 | II Foro Rural del Clima, Aranda del Duero

Organized by Jesús Iglesias Saugar and with the participation of other ambassadors such as Antonia Lorenzo López and Elena López-Gunn. Carmen Marques presented the network of PCE ambassadors in the session on citizen governance together with two representatives of the Spanish Citizen Assembly, Nuria Borda de la Fuente and Laura Lucio González.

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22.03.23 - 24.03.23 | UN 2023 Water Conference, New York

The Spanish ambassadors organized a side event on the European Climate Pact during the UN Water Conference in New York.

 

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06.03.23 - 07.03.23 | 1st Sustainable Development Fair, Ceuta

The first Sustainable Development Fair in Ceuta was held with great success. Carmen participated in the section of peer parliaments and climate summits.

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25.02.23 - 04.03.23 | V Quart de Poblet Climate and Environment Week

Carmen attended the meeting held on March 1 at the Nature Interpretation Center (CIN).

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28.02.23 | Conference "Facing the current crises, are we accelerating the green economy?", Madrid

Carmen attended the meeting held at the Universidad Pontificia de Comillas, Madrid, to give a lecture on this topic.

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17.02.23 | Webinar on the European Green Pact 

Carmen presented the European Green Pact and the PCE in a webinar organized by Nivalion AG and Wõss & Partners on environmental, social and governance issues in corporate supply chains in the European Union.

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09.01.23 - 10.01.23 | Ibero-America in mediation and international conflict resolution

Carmen attended these conferences, in which the former presidents of Colombia and Costa Rica, among others, gave lectures. A series of round tables were also held with the other participants.

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29.11.22 | Feel the Mediterranean

Day organized by Europe Direct to celebrate the Mediterranean Day.

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25.11.22 | Climathon in Madrid

Carmen participated in this event with the aim of reflecting on the challenges presented by climate change. Groups were then formed to discuss possible solutions and proposals from the European Green Pact, the PCE and COP27.

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24.11.22 | Presentation on the European Climate Pact and COP27 for Climate in Spain

Event organized at the National Environmental Congress in Madrid (CONMA). For more information, click here.

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14.11.22 - 18.11.22 | Second week of COP27, Sharm-el-Sheikh

Carmen organized a side event on the European Climate Pact in Spain at COP27. The role of the PCE EU Ambassadors and the involvement of Spanish civil society in climate action was discussed with the help of some of the fellow ambassadors such as Maria Serra, Miguel Aª Muñoz, Tomas Molina, Mayte Hidalgo, deputy of the Spanish Climate Change Assembly, IPCC scientist Elena Lopez Gunn and the winners of the Climate Generation COP27 contest, Ana Belén Torrejón and Ismael Sadeq.

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28.10.22 | Speech "Children's rights. The right to the future", Santiago de Compostela

Carmen participated in a gala on the occasion of the concert "Alas en tus pies" in the auditorium of Santiago de Compostela, organized by Gema Arias of Pianoma Internacional, with the collaboration of the Asociación de Periodismo Social de Galicia and the Portal de la Infancia. The event focused on children's rights and child abuse. Carmen pointed out the need to protect children and recognize all their rights without discrimination or inequality, including the right to the future, something that requires acting with determination against climate change.

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07.10.22 | IV Meeting of the European Climate Pact Ambassadors, Barcelona (Day 3)

Carmen participated in the Euro-regional day of Waste Collection in the Parc Natural dels AiguaMolls together with ESO students of the Institute of Castelló d'Empúries and other ambassadors of the PCE. In total, 2,050 kg of garbage were collected at Can Comes beach. Afterwards, Carmen, the ambassadors and the volunteers participated in a debate on botellones to analyze possible prevention measures and alternatives to the waste found.

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06.10.22 | IV Meeting of the European Climate Pact Ambassadors, Barcelona (Day 2)

On Thursday morning, the main day of the meeting took place: "Young people and Climate Change". More than thirty ambassadors met at the Representation of the European Union in Barcelona to discuss the role of young people in climate change and share their expectations for COP 27. The day was opened by Marc Sanglas, Director General of Environmental Quality and Climate Change of the Generalitat, and Manuel Szapiro, Director of the Representation of the European Commission in Barcelona. Carmen then moderated the discussion "Climate Change, a global challenge with local impact" in which she stressed "the need to mobilize citizens to act concretely and ambitiously in order to enjoy a planet with no expiration date".

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05.10.22 | IV Meeting of the European Climate Pact Ambassadors, Barcelona (Day 1)

Carmen, in collaboration with some Spanish ambassadors of the PCE, organized the fourth meeting of La Vuelta Climático a España in Barcelona. It is an initiative that aims to bring together ambassadors in various parts of the country to spread their climate message. The occasion brought together a large number of Spanish ambassadors, representatives of institutions and members of the public. Previous meetings took place in Madrid, Valencia and Aranda del Duero.

On the first day there was a visit and an informal meeting of ambassadors in the Parc de la Ciutadella.

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30.09.22 | "Building South Youth II: young people as agents of change" event, Seville

The student association AIESEC Sevilla, in collaboration with the University of Seville, organized this event with the aim of making young people visible as active agents of change and aligning their entrepreneurship projects with the 2030 agenda to build a better future. Carmen was invited by Ambassador José Antonio Fernández, founding partner of Ok Planet, to talk about the PCE and the various initiatives it proposes. 

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28.09.22 | Nextextilegeneration: Integrating the SDGs into the fashion and textile industries 

Carmen participated in a webinar organized by the Finnova Foundation within the framework of the European project CircularInnoBooster Fashion and Textile (F&T). During her speech, Carmen ratified the urgency of implementing the SDGs in the textile industry and stated that the current economic model is unsustainable. The ambassador said that textile companies must take care of the planet and biodiversity, betting on the circular and social economy.

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19.09.22 | Textiles, fashion and PCE

The meeting "Innovating in fashion and circular textiles" took place within the framework of Valencia Design Week, held every year by the Association of Designers of the Valencian Community (ADCV). Carmen was invited as a panelist by the Finnova Foundation and gave a virtual presentation on the need to create a circular, green and regenerative textile industry. The ambassador pointed out that the production and consumption of this sector represent one of the most polluting activities on the planet.

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02.09.22 | European Citizens' Meeting (EBB), Kassel

Carmen attended the EBB 2022 conference organized in Kassel, Germany, and aimed at promoting the feeling of European citizenship. He participated in the workshop "Ukraine, Germany and Europe", a discussion focused on Putin's current invasion and the aid provided by Germany and the European Union to the Ukrainian population. On the other hand, the ambassador participated in the workshop "A Green Deal for Europe", sharing experiences on how to tackle the climate crisis. Carmen also took part in a demonstration for a stronger Europe.

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30.06.22 - 01.07.22 | Foro Rural del Clima, Aranda del Duero

The third meeting of the Network of Spanish Ambassadors of the PCE was held in the town of Burgos, after the past meetings in Madrid and Valencia. The ambassadors reflected and shared solutions to the environmental problems of the countryside and the emptied Spain. The aim was to jointly promote rural reforestation and climate action in this important Spanish wine region. 

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14.06.22 | Event "Circular Economy, one more turn", Valencia

Carmen attended the virtual talk organized by the Association of Businesswomen and Professionals of Valencia. The presentation focused on the circular economy and PCE.

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23.05.22 | Innovate4climate 2022

Carmen attended virtually the conference organized by the World Bank from Washington for young innovators from all over the world and committed to climate action.

The ambassador gave the presentation "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 youth and experts in the field.

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20.05.22 | IV Colloquium on Mountains and Climate Change, Bilbao

Carmen was invited by the Working Community of the Pyrenees to give a presentation on the PCE and explain the mission of the Ambassadors. The event, led by the Pyrenean Observatory of Climate Change, was attended by specialized organizations in different fields. The main objective of the meeting was to reflect on cooperation and climate action initiatives between the different Pyrenean territories.

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13.05.22 | 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 | GEA Colloquium on the PCE, Valencia

Carmen attended the event organized by GEA at the Itaca Bookshop in Valencia to give a talk on the Green Deal and the European Climate Pact. At the end, 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 | Lecture at the Cisneros Institute in Madrid

Carmen was invited by this secondary education institution to give a talk to students about climate change as a national and European challenge. He also shared with young people the various job and training opportunities offered by the Green Deal.

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21.04.22 | "Emergency on Planet Earth", Valencia

Carmen attended the exhibition "Emergency on Planet Earth" at the Centro del Carmen in Valencia. An urban art proposal that conveys the main environmental problems to the public. Other Valencian ambassadors of the PCE and some members of our team also attended. 

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07.04.22 | BSIS 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 security and climate change. The ambassador shared this experience with Sara Nelen, deputy chief of staff of Timmermans, Vice-President of the European Commission.

 

 

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05.04.22 | PCE Ambassadors Forum

Carmen participated virtually in this event organized in Brussels. The main objective of the forum was to exchange knowledge and experiences between 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 | Day "Scomettiamo sull'ambiente!", Guardabosone

Carmen participated in this event organized 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 town and witnessed all the activities carried out by the students and teachers. At the end, Carmen gave a talk on climate change as a European and international challenge.

 

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21.03.22 | Conference for a sustainable culture, Madrid

Carmen participated in these conferences organized by the Teatro Real in Madrid. The participants took part in different round tables during two days of conferences where they were able to participate and learn about the areas of the cultural world and how to improve our climate impact through this sector.

 

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26.02.22 | Peer Parliaments Museum of Arts and Sciences of Valencia

Carmen and two other Spanish ambassadors moderated three peer parliaments simultaneously. The main themes: sustainable consumption, sustainable transport and energy. 

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25.02.22 | Conference on the Future of Europe: The Contribution of the PCE Ambassadors in Spain, Valencia, Spain.

The Spanish ambassadors participated in a conference held at the Faculty of Law of the University of Valencia. The event was attended by representatives of Valencian institutions such as the Regional Secretary for Climate Emergency and Ecological Transition, among others.

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24.02.22 | Educational workshop 'Climate Mural' at the University of Valencia

The main objective of this workshop was to raise awareness about climate change in a fun way. Participants had to relate the causes and consequences of climate change through letters with text. After decorating the mural, participants reflected on the complexity of this crisis.

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29.01.22 | Transnational Peer Parliament

Carmen moderated the discussion of a transnational peer parliament where participants talked about topics such as mobility and sustainable consumption.

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29.01.22 | RTVE's Vida Verde Podcast

Carmen was invited to the program to talk about the PCE and the role of its ambassadors, as well as the meeting they held last December 3. To listen to the episode, click here.

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28.01.22 | Round table in Quart de Poblet

Carmen participated in a round table together with some PCE ambassadors to celebrate 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 | Day of the Tree in Sinarcas

To celebrate Arbor Day in the Valencian Community, Carmen went to Sinarcas (province of Valencia) to help in reforestation tasks.

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21.01.22 | Interview for Radio Nacional de España

The Spanish public broadcaster aired an interview with Alejandro Rodríguez and Carmen Marqués on the program "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

Carmen gave a talk on "COP26 and climate challenge". Click here to watch the video.

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 18.12.21 | Interview with Ecovending

Luis Valls, member of the team, interviewed Iván Santiago, CEO of Ecovending, a Valencian start-up that sells cleaning products in bulk. To listen to the interview, click here.

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10.12.21 and 15.12.21 | Talks at CEU Cardenal Herrera and LEINN Universities, Valencia

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

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

EUROP DIRECT MEETING

03.12.21 | Presentation event of the PCE ambassadors, Madrid

The European Climate Pact ambassadors met in Madrid for a presentation event. They were joined by some government representatives, such as Teresa Solana. To read the full article, click here.

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01.12.21 | Meeting with Europe Direct

Among the priorities discussed were the "Fit for 55" package of proposals and the European Green Pact.

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25.11.21 | Article "How COP26's outcome will change your life".

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

10.11.21 | EU Side Event COP26

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

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09.11.21 | Interview with Tomás Molina for TV3 during Carmen's stay in Glasgow for COP26. To see the video, click here.

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05.11.21 | Webinar on Sustainable Tourism at the University of Valencia

Participation of Carmen Marqués in the webinar "Las empresas turísticas frente al pacto climático europeo" at the University of Valencia.

PEER PARLIAMENT

04.11.21 | Peer parliaments

Carmen organized these online meetings with former colleagues from the College of Europe and members of her team. A peer parliament is an innovative tool that brings together friends, family, neighbors or colleagues to discuss climate issues from the perspective of each other's daily lives.

CONFE FUTURE OF EUROPE

30.10.21 | Event to discuss the future of Europe, Carcaixent

The municipality of Carcaixent is associated with other European municipalities. Carmen attended the event as a speaker together with the ambassador Karla Zambrano. To read the article, click here.

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23.09.21 | Podcast "The garden of the Hesperides" on Onda Cero

Carmen participated in this radio program at the invitation of Spanish Ambassador Juan Carlos Navarro. To listen to the podcast, click here.