Making the Industrial Emissions Directive fit for the EU Green Deal
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Date and time: Monday 15 March, 11-12:30
Background: In the second half of the year, the European Commission will propose a revision of the Industrial Emissions Directive (IED). This law has played an important role in tackling industrial pollution, but it can achieve a lot more. Its revision is a key opportunity to strengthen it and create synergies between climate and environmental protection. A crucial element is the inclusion of greenhouse gas emissions – currently only covered by the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) – under its scope. This would establish a new zero-pollution policy framework that will help Europe reach its goals under the EU Green Deal.
This online workshop discusses the main elements of the upcoming revision and the crucial role the law can play in reducing all industrial pollution. It will outline the functioning of the current policy framework and provide recommendations for improving it.
Welcome and introduction
Christian Schaible, European Environmental Bureau – Basic elements of the Industrial Emissions Directive and recommendations for improving it
Agnese Ruggiero, Carbon Market Watch – The interaction between the IED and the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS)
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