IES Autumn Lecture Series 2012

EU Energy Policy: On the Road to Decarbonisation?

This year’s IES Autumn Lecture Series, supported by the Jean Monnet life-long learning programme, focuses on the EU’s energy policy, and discusses the question: how far is the EU’s energy sector from achieving goals of decarbonisation by 2050? The EU’s ambition to reduce emissions of climate-damaging greenhouse gases by between 80 and 95% by 2050 can only be achieved with almost zero emissions from the energy sector by 2050. How are EU energy policies pushing such dramatic change? What remains to be done for the energy sector to decarbonise? What policy responses are required? What are the challenges for policymakers in meeting the decarbonisation goals? How do current energy policies match up to these ambitions? What sort of consequences will the EU’s move to decarbonisation have on energy relations with current partners? Will new partners emerge to help fulfil the EU’s decarbonisation ambitions? How is the EU’s neighbourhood reacting to the EU’s move to decarbonise?

The lecture series, organised in cooperation with Climate Strategies, WWF and Ecologic, aims to bring these discussions to a wide audience of policymakers, students, academics, members of civil society organisations, industry and concerned citizens. Each lecture will consist of high-level expert speakers in the issue, with time dedicated to discussions with the audience. Attendance is free, but registration is required.




Registration & Venue

All lectures will be conducted in English. The lecture series is free and open to all, but registration is required for organizational purposes. Registrations are closed.

All lectures take place from 18:00 until 20:00 at the premises of the Institute for European Studies (except for 22 November):
Karel Van Miert Building
Conference Rooms Rome & Lisbon
Pleinlaan 5
1050 Brussels
[Map & Directions]


Claire Dupont (Academic Coördinator)
Junior Researcher Environment and Sustainable Development
Institute for European Studies
+32 2 614 80 18
+32 499 15 66 91

Kristof Rogge (Logistics)
Events Manager
Institute for European Studies
+32 2 614 81 99
+32 484 75 39 11