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INBJUDAN PRESSTRÄFF: EUROPEISKA GRÖNA I STOCKHOLM LÄR AV (MP)

Nu på lördag den 25 mars kommer ett hundratal gröna EU-parlamentariker och nationella toppolitiker till Stockholm för att lära sig mer om trängselavgifter och Sveriges påbörjade oljeavveckling. Om detta hålls en pressträff 10:00 på engelska och svenska med Panu Laturi från European Green Party (EGP) och Peter Eriksson, språkrör Miljöpartiet de Gröna.

Till den europeiska Stockholm Climate Conference i riksdagens andrakammarsal nu på lördag den 25 mars 10:30-17:30 kommer även ett hundratal svenska forskare, näringslivsföreträdare, representanter för biobränslebranschen samt svenska miljöpartister på olika nivåer.

- Vi ska diskutera konkreta strategier för att avveckla oljeberoendet. Det finns ett stort intresse ute i Europa för hur vi i Sverige har lyckats med att införa miljöbränsle, miljöbilar, trängselavgifter med mera. Det svenska exemplet kan bli en föregångare för en europeisk klimatomställning, säger Peter Eriksson.

Inbjudan till pressträff:
Datum: Lördag den 25 mars
Tid: 10:00-10:30
Plats: Andrakammarsalen, Riksdagen, entré Drottninggatan
Deltagare: Panu Laturi och Peter Eriksson

OBS om du saknar presslegitimation behöver du ackreditera dig i förväg till mattias.bengtsson@riksdagen.se för att passera vakten.

Inbjudan till konferensen, programmet och annan information finns nedan och på www.mp.se

FÖR VIDARE INFORMATION:
Peter Eriksson, 070-52 48 776
Panu Laturi, samordnare European Green Party, 0032-498 166 632 Marie Utter, språkrörssekretare och internationell sekreterare, 0703-727 323 Mattias Bengtsson, pressekreterare, 0736-27 53 83

INVITATION

WELCOME TO STOCKHOLM CLIMATE CONFERENCE!

Swedish Greens are organizing together with European Green Party and Green/EFA Group from European Parliament conference on Transport and on Biofuels. This conference is part of European Greens Climate Campaign.

BACKGROUND
The last years the Swedish Green Party have been putting the issue on sustainable transport forward in our parliamentary work, in our negotiations with our government and in our contacts with the bio-fuel producers in Sweden.

The last months we see the real outcome of our efforts: According to taxation benefits every tenth sold car is a biofuel car, every third gas station will provide biofuels, the production of various kind of biofuels are developing all over Sweden, Congestion Charge is implemented in Stockholm from January, the relations between investments in railways and road will be 2:1 etc?

All this factors are focused in the political and public debate. The combination of economy and ecology can be visible and (finally) successfully communicated. Awareness of climate change and the effects from CO2 are about to be political mainstream. Things are moving, and we want to share it with you. We need to develop a common Green political strategy that keeps our position in the frontline of the debate.

AGENDA
25 of March 2006,
10-17.30 ? Conference - Place: Swedish Parliament, The Old 2:nd Chamber. 18.00 - Stockholm City Hall, Buffé

26 of March 2006,
09.30- 10.45 - The Congestion Charges in Stockholm
11.00-12.00 - Meeting with the EFGP/EGP Common Campaign on Climate Change

Saturday 25 March
* Focus on the conference will be three blocks
1) Potential for more effective transports,
2) Global potential for biofuels,
3) Towards a Green political strategy/ the Swedish example / political tools

10.00 - 10.30 registration and coffee

10.30 - 12.00 The potential in more effective transports Michael Cramer, MEP, Green Group, Coordinator of the Committee on Transport and Tourism, European Parliament

Åsa Romson Group leader, green fraction Stockholm City Council - Congestion charges in Stockholm.

Jakob Lagercrantz, chaiperson of Swedish Association of Green Motorists - Factors behind the Biocar Boom.

Per Carstedt, Chairperson BAFF (Bio Alcohol Fuel Foundation) - the End the Oil Age.

12.00 - 13.30 Lunch

13.30 - 15.00 The Global potential for biofuels

Per Carstedt, Chairperson BAFF (Bio Alcohol Fuel Foundation) - The potential of Bio Ethanol.

Peter Boisen, Chairman ENGVA (European Natural Gas Veichle Association) ? The potential in Biogas T Lennart Gardmark, Head of International Office, City of Vaxjo, - The potential in Bio-DME

15.00 - 15.30 Coffee

15.30 - 17.00 A Green political strategy - the Swedish example: What political tools we have? Peter Eriksson, Spokesperson Swedish Green Party - Getting away from Oil Dependency

Åsa Domeij, 1:st Vice-Chair The Committee on Environment and Agriculture, Swedish Parliament ? Political strategies, decisions and tools used to open up for bio fuels. Panel discussion: Grazia Francescato (EFGP), Michael Cramer (Green Group), Peter Eriksson (Swedish Green Party) and Per Carstedt (BAFF) - Towards a green political strategy to get away from oil dependency in transportation.

The Conference will be moderated by Claes Roxbergh, Swedish Green Party, Chair of Committee on Transport and Communication, Swedish Parliament.

SPEAKERS AND PARTICIPANTS

The Second Chamber in the Swedish Parliament has space for 230 persons. We are inviting a mixture of interested/interesting people from European Greens, The EFGP Common Climate Campaign, Environmental NGO:s, representatives from the various biofuel producers as well as representatives from the sector of transportation and of course representatives from the Swedish Green Party.

Kontakt: Peter Eriksson, 070-52 48 776
Panu Laturi, samordnare European Green Party, 0032-498 166 632 Marie Utter, språkrörssekretare och internationell sekreterare, 0703-727 323 Mattias Bengtsson, pressekreterare, 0736-27 53 83