January 25th, 2017, 12:30 – 14:30
European Parliament, Brussels, Room A5E1
The event was kindly co-hosted by Members of the European Parliament Dr. Miriam Dalli (S&D), Mr. Benedek Jávor (Greens) and Ms. Merja Kyllönen (GUE).
Programme and Presentations:
- Dr. Miriam Dalli, Member of the European Parliament – Opening remarks
- Ms. Verena Graichen, Oeko-institut – Effort Sharing pathways compatible with the Paris Agreement commitments
- Ms. Femke de Jong, Carbon Market Watch – The Effort Sharing Regulation in numbers – introducing the emissions calculator
- Mr. Hans Bergman, DG CLIMA – Reaction from the European Commission
- Ms. Anaïs Maillet, French environment ministry – How to capitalise on the low-carbon opportunities of the non-ETS sectors?
- Mr. David Dent, Azotic Technologies – Low-carbon opportunities in the agricultural sector
- Mr. Carlos Calvo Ambel, Transport & Environment – The role of transport decarbonization in the ESR
- Q&A – moderated by Ms. Merja Kyllönen, Member of the European Parliament
- Mr. Benedek Jávor, Member of the European Parliament – Concluding remarks
In July 2016, the European Commission made a proposal for the Effort Sharing Regulation which sets national emission reduction targets for the EU Member States for sectors including transport, agriculture, buildings and waste. The EU has agreed to 30% emissions cuts in these sectors by 2030.While the proposal offers clear benefits for citizens such as cleaner air, more comfortable homes and better, more livable cities, it includes a number of potential loopholes that could risk the delivery of the EU’s climate objectives.
This event explored how to set Europe on a path to reach the goals of the Paris Agreement, but it also looked at the ample opportunities that already exist for emission cuts in sectors such as agriculture and transport.
Carbon Market Watch and Transport & Environment also used this occasion to launch a new user-friendly online tool that calculates the impact of flexibilities on the legislation’s emissions reduction potential.
- Date: Wednesday, 25 January 2017, 12:30 – 14:30 Sandwich lunch will be served
- Venue: European Parliament, Brussels, Room A5E1