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EU Green Deal and NECPs: Is Europe on the right pathway to becoming the first climate-neutral continent?

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Date and time:
Tuesday 21st January 2019
Scotland House
Rond-point Robert Schuman 6, 1040 Bruxelles

As part of the European Union’s 2030 climate and energy package, EU member states are required to develop energy and climate strategies to plan and to report on their 2030 climate and energy objectives (NECPs). Following the launch of the European Green Deal, this event will discuss the progress towards the European Union’s mid-and long-term climate and energy objectives and take stock of the NECPs preparation across the EU Member States.


9:30-10:00 Registration
10:00-10:10 Welcome by Sabine Frank, Director, Carbon Market Watch
10:10-10:30 Keynote speech by Michiel Schaeffer, Climate Analytics

10:30-12:00 Panel discussion: How will the EU Green Deal drive more climate ambition?

  • Diederick Samson, Head of the cabinet of Commissioner Frans Timmermans, European Commission
  • Patrick Ten  Brink – EEB Director of EU Policy  
  • William Todts – T&E Executive Director
  • Martin Porter – Executive Chair – Corporate Leaders Groups (CISL), Brussels
  • Ludovic Voet – Confederal Secretary – ETUC

Moderator: Sabine Frank, Carbon Market Watch

12:00-13:30 Lunch break

13:30-15:30 Panel discussion: We have the plans – and now? Do we still have a chance to improve the energy and climate plans? What are the legislative priorities and opportunities?

  • Paula Pinho, Head of Unit, European Commission DG Energy
  • Peter Liese, Member of the European Parliament, EPP Group
  • Wolfgang Vittorio D’Innocenzo, Energy Attaché – Permanent Representation of Italy to the EU
  • Lian Merkx, Programme Manager Energy Transition, Association of Dutch municipalities
  • Quentin Genard – E3G Acting head of  Brussels office

Moderator: Davide Sabbadin, European Environmental Bureau

15:30 Final remarks by Sam Van den plas – Carbon Market Watch Policy Director

DAY 2 

Date: Wednesday 22nd January 2019
Time: 10:30-14:30
Location: Renewable Energy House, Rue d’Arlon 63, 1040 Bruxelles


11:00 – 12:45: EU projects’ debate on  the future of European climate policy

Representatives from EU funded projects will present their project results and discuss how their future activities will be plugged in the EU and national political framework including:

  • Alexandra Papadopoulou, University of Athens – C Track 50 (H2020)
  • Mathias Claeys Bouaert, CAN Europe –  Network Outreach Coordinator –  Life Unify (LIFE)
  • Arianna Vitali Roscini, BPIE – Senior Project Manager – BuildUpon (H2020)
  • Tomislav Pukšec, University of Zagreb – Assistant Professor – Pentahelix (H2020)
  • Daniel Becker, Navigant – Director – BEACON (EUKI)
  • Jeremie Fosse, Ecounion – Proseu (H2020)
  • Damiano Di Simine – Legambiente – Sharing Cities (H2020)

12:45 – 13:00 Final Remarks by Agnese Ruggiero – CMW Policy Officer

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch

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