Long Train to the COP Event Report

Last year was a big year for the fight against man-made climate change: the international community was able to come together and, through the Paris agreement, take a significant step in the right direction. In the lead up to the COP22 summit in Marrakesh this year, our member organisation FORES organised an ELF project which focused on not only analysing the developments that have been made in this area, but also in how we can continue to tackle climate change in the future.


‘The Long Train to the COP’ took FORES CEO Mattias Goldman by train from Stockholm to Marrakesh, passing through Gothenburg, Malmo, Copenhagen, Brussels, Paris and Barcelona. Throughout this journey, he organised a number of events focusing on a variety of topics, from the expectations of the COP22 summit, the link between the climate agreement and business, to the experience of Barcelona has had with climate change as a city, and how it can adapt. In Brussels, he joined the launch event of the latest ELF publication on “Europe’s Energy Security”, organised together with FORES and hosted in the European Parliament by liberal MEPs Gesine Meissner and Fredrick Federley.


The project concluded with an event at the fringes of the Executive Committee meeting of Liberal International in Marrakesh, where Mattias Goldman got the opportunity to present the insights gathered from the project, and where he was joined by representatives of both civil society and business to discuss what has been done, and what the best way forward is.


For more details about this project, click here: http://klimatforhandling.se/coptrain/

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06. Dec 2016 by Intern

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