EU post 2020 climate and energy governance

19 Nov 2015 09:30
19 Nov 2015 17:00

“Streamlining for Performance”

In October 2014, the EU Heads of State and Government agreed to increase the EU’s greenhouse gas reduction target to -40% by 2030. EU leaders also agreed to an EU level binding renewable energy target of 27% and 27% energy savings by the same date. These last two targets will however not be turned into binding goals at the national level. A new governance system will be developed to enable the delivery of EU wide targets through national climate and energy plans. The legal implementation of the EU’s 2030 climate and energy goals, the new governance system and the reform of the EU energy market will dominate the EU’s legislative climate and energy agenda over the next years.

The Institute for European Studies cordially invites you to a one day workshop which will take place on Thursday 19th November, aimed at informing this debate. The goal is to bring researchers, stakeholders and policy makers together, to present and discuss the latest research insights and ideas on post 2020 EU climate and energy policies.

The main topics to be addressed during the workshop are:

  • How can EU binding targets be achieved in the absence of national binding targets?
  • The design of national climate and energy plans, the reporting thereof and how these can be pillars for good governance
  • Future-proofing the EU’s climate and energy policy: 2050 decarbonisation, innovation and industrial policy
9h30 Registration and coffee
10h Opening of conference - Alexander Mattelaer, Acting Academic Director
10h15 Keynote Address - Cabinet Sefcovic, Peter v. Kemseke

Presentation of new IES report “Streamlining for Performance” – Tomas Wyns (IES)


Framing Panel Q&A, debate w. audience

Thomas Pellerin-Carlin (Jacques Delors Institute)
Leonardo Zannier (DG Energy)

Josche Muth (GIZ- Germany)

Chair: Claire Dupont (IES)

12h30 Introduction to afternoon Working Group Sessions
12h45 Lunch

Parallel Working Groups x3

Working Group 1 “Achieving EU binding targets”

Chair: Tomas Wyns (IES)
Presentation:Corinna Klessmann (ECOFYS)
Presentation: Matthias Buck (Agora-Energiewende)
Respondent: Stefan Ulreich (EON)

Working Group 2 “Energy and Climate Plans, P&R and good governance”

Chair: Sharon Turner (ECF)
Presentation: Matthias Duwe (Ecologic)
Presentation: Josh Roberts (Client Earth)
Respondent: Dirk Hendricks (BHH)

Working Group 3 “Energy decarbonisation, innovation and industrial policy”

Chair: Oliver Sartor (IDDRI)
Presentation: Ingrid Holmes (E3G)
Presentation: Ralf Fücks (Heinrich Böll Foundation)
Respondent: Nicola Rega (CEPI)

15h00 Coffee break

Report back from Working Groups and plenary debate

Chair: Sebastian Oberthür

16h00 Conclusions/closing
16h15 Networking/Cocktails
Registration and Venue

The workshop will take place at the Institute of European Studies, on Thursday 19th November from 09.00h to 17.00h. Participation is free of charge, but registration is required. If you wish to attend please fill in the online registration form.



Institute for European Studies
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1050 Brussels


Institute for European Studies
Pleinlaan 5
1050 Brussels