Meetings on non-party stakeholder participation in unfccc

The request was refused by Climate Action.

Dear Climate Action,

Under the right of access to documents in the EU treaties, as developed in Regulation 1049/2001, I am requesting documents which contain the following information:

- a list of all lobby meetings in the past two years that DG Climate Action has held on the topic of non-party stakeholder participation at the UNFCCC

- the minutes of all lobby meetings in the past two years that DG Climate Action has held on the topic of non-party stakeholder participation at the UNFCCC

- all correspondence from the past two years between DG Climate Action and lobbyists on the topic of non-party stakeholder participation at the UNFCCC

My address:
Corporate Europe Observatory
Rue d'Edimbourg 26
Brussels 1050

Yours faithfully,

Pascoe Sabido

Climate Action

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Dear Mr Sabido,
 
Thank you for your e-mail dated 28 February 2018.  We hereby acknowledge
receipt of your application for access to documents, which was registered
today under reference number GestDem 2018/1340.
 
In accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 regarding public access to
European Parliament, Council and Commission documents, your application
will be handled within 15 working days. The time limit will expire on 27
March 2018. In case this time limit needs to be extended, you will be
informed in due course.
 
You have lodged your application via the AsktheEU.org website. Please note
that this is a private website which has no link with any institution of
the European Union. Therefore the European Commission cannot be held
accountable for any technical issues or problems linked to the use of this
system.
 
Yours faithfully,
Access to Documents team
 
    
European Commission
Directorate-General for Climate Action
Av. de Beaulieu 24
1049 Brussels
 
 
 
 
 

Climate Action

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Dear Mr Sabido,
 
We refer to your request for access to documents dated 28 February 2018,
registered on 6 March 2018 under the above mentioned reference number.
 
We are not in a position to complete the handling of your application
within the time limit of 15 working days, which expired on 27 March 2018.
 
In accordance with Article 7(3) of Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 regarding
public access to documents we have to extend the time limit by 15 working
days, the new deadline is set for 20 April 2018.
 
We apologise for this delay and for any inconvenience this may cause.
 
Sincerely,
Access to Documents team
 
    
European Commission
Directorate-General for Climate Action
Av. de Beaulieu 24
1049 Brussels
 
 
 
 
 

Climate Action

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Dear Mr Sabido,
 
Enclosed please find an advance copy of our reply:
 
 
Kind regards,
Access to Documents team
 
    
European Commission
Directorate-General for Climate Action
Av. de Beaulieu 24
1049 Brussels
 
 
 
 

Dear Climate Action,

Please confirm whether this means there have been no meetings between DG Climate Action and stakeholder (lobbyists from business or civil society) on non-party stakeholder participation in the UNFCCC climate talks.

If there is no document that lists these meetings, please would you be able to create one, as many other DGs do, including the date, subject, and who was attending.

If there have been meetings, please can you revisit the second part of my request, which asks for minutes of meetings.

And please can you confirm that there has been no correspondence on the topic between DG Climate Action and stakeholders on the topic of participation in the UNFCCC.

Yours faithfully,

Pascoe Sabido

Climate Action

Mr Sabido,

Meetings have taken place on 5/12/17 with SLOCAT and on 1/2/18 with Climate Without Borders.

The request to create a new document containing the information you stipulate below falls outside the framework of Regulation No 1049/2001.

Our Director General has responded to the your application as a whole, and this response remains unchanged. As indicated in this response, you may submit a confirmatory application to the Secretariat General of the European Commission.

Kind regards,
Access to Documents team


European Commission
Directorate-General for Climate Action
Av. de Beaulieu 24
1049 Brussels

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Dear Climate Action,

Please can you provide the minutes and related correspondence (including attachments) to the meetings that you have now given.

Yours faithfully,

Pascoe Sabido

Dear Climate Action,

Please pass this on to the person who reviews confirmatory applications.

I am filing the following confirmatory application with regards to my access to documents request 'Meetings on non-party stakeholder participation in unfccc'.

Unfortunately my original request was only partially taken in hand, with informal responses given upon my contestation to the original response.

Please go back and respond fully to the request, as regulation 1049/2001 stipulates.

A full history of my request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.asktheeu.org/en/request/meet...

Yours faithfully,

Pascoe Sabido

Climate Action

Dear Mr Sabido,

These two meetings took place within the timeframe that was covered by your request for access to documents handled under reference GestDem 2018/1340. As our Director General explained in his reply dated 24 April, we do not hold documents that would fall within the scope of that initial request. This applies to the two meetings that we have mentioned in our response to your information request of 24 April, they have not been documented in writing.

Under these circumstances, it does not seem meaningful to register your email dated 21 May as a new request for access to documents, as you had already requested the same documents with your application handled under GestDem 2018/1340.

Kind regards,
Access to Documents team


European Commission
Directorate-General for Climate Action
Av. de Beaulieu 24
1049 Brussels

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Climate Action

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Dear Mr Sabido,

 

Please find attached an advanced copy of a letter concerning your
confirmatory application - Gestdem 2018/1340. The paper copy will be hand
delivered.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS TEAM (GD)

 

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European Commission

Secretariat-General

SG B.4 – Transparency

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