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News EMPA Committee debates Climate Change in Rome

The Euro-Mediterranean Parliamentary Assembly (EMPA) Committee on Improving the Quality of Life, Human Exchanges and Culture meets in Rome on 29-30 October 2007.
Among a broad range of issues to be discussed are The Impact of Climate Change and Desertification, Mediterranean Forest Policies and Fire Management, The Role of Satellite Television as a Bridge between Societies and Cultures in the Euro-Mediterranean Region, The Activities of the Anna Lindh Foundation and Relations with the EMPA and the results of the first Working Group on the establishment of a Euro-Mediterranean University
Speakers include Fausto Bertinotti, Speaker of the Italian Chamber of Deputies, Prof. Mohammed El Faiz of Cadi Ayyad University, Marrakech, Carlos Carnero Gonzales MEP, Ibtisam Mikhail (People’s Assembly, Egypt), Syrian film director Najdat Ismael Anzour, Israeli columnist Akiva Eldar and Samir Khader, Senior Producer with Al Jazeera TV.
The Euro-Mediterranean Parliamentary Assembly (EMPA), which constitutes the parliamentary dimension of the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership, numbers 240 members, half of whom represent the parliaments of the EU member states and the European Parliament while the other half represent the ten EU Mediterranean Partners (Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine, Syria, Tunisia and Turkey).

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Keyword(s) climate change, desertification
Geographical coverage Italy
News date 24/10/2007
Working language(s) ENGLISH