EU-China Energy Relations

Speaker: Maria Castillo Fernandez
Head of Office, European Union Office of the European Commission in Hong Kong and Macao


Date: Thursday, 9 April 2009

Time: 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.



In the lead up to crucial climate negotiations in Copenhagen this December, the Centre for Asian Pacific Studies and the Environmental Studies Programme have the pleasure to host a policy briefing by Mrs. Maria Castillo Fernandez, Head of the Office of the European Commission in Hong Kong and Macao. Mrs Castillo will discuss key aspects of the current European agenda on climate change and the environment. Her presentation will canvas the EU's climate change commitments, the EU's effort to build an economic recovery through investments in green technologies and energy efficiency, as well as the EU’s efforts to develop a global carbon market. She will also address how the EU will engage China and Hong Kong to work together in achieving these policy priorities.



Mrs. Maria Castillo Fernandez is the Head of the Office of the European Commission in Hong Kong and Macao. Prior to her current assignment, she was the Deputy Head of Mission at the EU Delegation in the Republic of Korea (ROK) where she was in charge of the EU’s political relations and economic cooperation activities with the ROK and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.

Mrs. Castillo received a degree in law from the Autonomous University of Madrid (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid) and conducted postgraduate studies in international relations and European Law at the College of Europe, Bruges-Institute of European Studies, Strasbourg.

Jointly hosted by:

Environmental Studies Programme


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