Decarbonisation by 2050: Roadmaps and scenarios compared

17 Oct 2012 18:00
17 Oct 2012 20:00

In this session of the lecture series, the many different scenarios that have been published on how to achieve decarbonisation by 2050 will be discussed. This lecture will address several questions, including what is at stake and why is it essential that the energy sector decarbonises? What will a decarbonised EU look like? Looking across various scenarios, where are the major uncertainties about the future to be found? What sort of technologies are bound to play a crucial role in the energy sector of the future? And what sort of policies could be needed to push the EU towards these crucial technologies?

  • Adam White, WWF European Policy Office, Project officer, Climate & Energy (slides)
  • Stefan Lechtenböhmer, Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy (slides)
  • Sebastian Oberthür, Institute for European Studies (Chair)

Report of the third lecture (PDF)
Podcast of the third lecture (Youtube)

Registration & Venue

Registration are closed. This lecture is part of the IES Autumn Lecture Series 2012: 'EU Energy Policy: On the Road to Decarbonisation?'

Institute for European Studies
Karel Van Miert Building
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Pleinlaan 5
1050 Brussels
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