Introduction to the EU's climate policy acquis: policy gaps?

10 Oct 2012 18:00
10 Oct 2012 20:00

The EU has long been claiming an international leadership position on climate change, and its internal policies are certainly among the most ambitious in the world. Recognising the need to lead by example globally on mitigating climate change, the EU agreed to the ambition to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by between 80 and 95 per cent by 2050. How far has climate policy come towards achieving this goal? How much of climate policy is dependent on energy policy? Without decarbonisation in the energy sector, there is little chance that such long-term climate ambitions will be achieved. The speakers at today’s lecture will outline the strategies in place in terms of achieving these climate targets, and how the integration of the EU’s energy and climate policy sectors continues to be crucial to this objective.

  • Jason Anderson, WWF European Policy Office, Head of EU Climate and Energy Policy (slides)
  • Stefaan Vergote, European Commission, DG Clima (slides)
  • Jos Beekwilder, DigitalEurope (slides)
  • Sebastian Oberthür, Institute for European Studies (Chair)

Report of the second lecture (PDF)
Podcast of the second 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?'

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