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Seminar: Public Forum for Greener Cities in the Americas

6 November: Heinrich Boell Foundation Seminar

Public Forum for Greener Cities in the Americas

9h Introduction of Agendas by Chairman of FPVA QUEBEC 2008 Mr. Jean Cloutier and organizer Sylvaine Zimmerman both International Delegate of Green Party of Canada to FPVA9h10 Reading of the Declaration of Sao Paulo on sustainable Cities9h15 Moderator 

1. Rex Weyler founder of Greenpeace (or Éric Darier Quebec Spokesman): «How it all begins?» (Spanish)2. Sidney Ribaux, Coordinator for Équiterre, From a Dream to Actions (Spanish)3. La décroissance conviviale by Mr. Serge Mongeau, writer, publisher(Noir Canada) for Ecosociété and founder of Groupe simplicité volontaire;4. Prof. André Larocque, L’École national d’administration publique à Québec (Énap): «A Brief historical overview for the Best Voting System in Québec City and the Province of Quebec» (Confirmed in French with translation in spanish)5. Prof. Jean Mercier from Laval University, Political Sciences Faculty; «How to get the Public administration of cities more ecological? » (In French/English)6. Mayor of Bogota (to confirm)

10h30-10h45 Health pause with local produce

7. 10h45-11h30 Flor de María Hurtado from Peru on «Rainforest, climate change, biodiversity and Peruvian Amazonia» (To confirm-spanish)8. Fabio Marino Vargas, Parti Verde Oxygeno libre, President, with Honorary member Mrs. Ingrid Betancourt «Fighting for life and Democracy in Columbia» (Ingrid to confirm with a video, audio or a letter from her to Québec FPVA participants))

11h30-12h30 Lunch-key note address: History of electoral reform in Québec with Marcel Blanchette, the Director Général of Elections Québec (DGEQ). Delegated by the ANQ (Assemblée nationale du Québec)(to confirm)

13h-14h Visit of the Québec Parliament & the Library, meetings with the municipal council of Québec City, with elected representatives and spokespersons for the ministry of the Environment as well as the various political parties represented in the ANQ

14h-15h Introduction of inviteés to the Québec National Assembly (ANQ) during Question Period and back to the Hotel Clarendon

15h30-17h00 Is Québec a Greener city than other? Moderator : Jean Cloutier, Canadian delegate to FPVA

1. GiIRAM, 25 years of Reflexions and Actions on Environmentals Issues in the Region of Quebec City by Gaston Cadrin, Environementalists-Geograph and Chairman of Groupe d’initiatives et de recherches appliquées au milieu (GIRAM)2. Why Have a Regional Environmental Council (CRE) in Quebec City Alexandre Turgeon, President of the CRE, the Centre de l’Environnement Frédérick-Back3. For a Québec Declaration On Climate Change at the Municipal Level, with the Main Founder of the Défi Vert De Québec, (the 1st Green Municipal Party Recognized by the Governement) by Mr. Richard Domm; (French/English)4. Our heritage builds on recycling with the municipal councillor and architect of Québec city, Mrs. Anne Guérette; (French & English)5. Exemplary Cooperation and Inter-American Fair Trade , with the Director of Plan Nagua, Mrs. Sally Fernandez; (Spanish)6. ZIP Actions includes to save the downtown Saint-Charles River by the Director general Hamida Hassein-Bey ZIP Committee of Quebec-Chaudière-Appalaches7. An Highway to an urban Ecological boulevard called Robert-Bourassa by the Union des Citoyens des Deux Rivières, Mr. Denis Poirier (French and English)8. Stopping Water Fluoridation in QuebecCity by the ‘Common Front for Healthy Drinkingwater ’, Mr. Jimmy Siles; (English & Spanish)9. Car Sharing with the Québec Founder and the Co-Président of the young Greens of the PVC, Mr. Jason Hammond; (English)