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Developing the EU Long-Term Climate Strategy Launch event

The project “Developing the EU Long-Term Climate Strategy”, a joint initiative of Bruegel and the European Roundtable Climate Change and Sustainable Transition (ERCST/ICTSD). The project aims to provide a “roadmap” for the development and delivery of the EU’s new long-term decarbonization strategy

Date: April 18, 2018, 12:45 pm Topic: Energy & Climate

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The European commission has decided to renew its “Roadmap for moving to a competitive low carbon economy in 2050”. The Roadmap is an important policy document, bringing a long-term outlook to the EU’s decarbonization transition while promoting consistency with science, addressing energy-security and ensuring opportunities for growth and jobs. However, much has changed since the Roadmap was issued in 2011.

The Paris Agreement has raised global climate change mitigation ambition – setting the EU on the path towards zero-net emissions by 2050, and the scientific understanding of climate change has been further deepened through the more recent IPCC 5th Assessment Report. The EU’s Energy Union package needs to be factored into its internal longer-term climate policy perspective, as well as the decreased costs of mitigation technologies such as renewable energy. The EU needs an updated long-term roadmap, not only to maintain consistency with longer-term objectives and for the 2018 Facilitative Dialogue, but also to ensure the long-term policy predictability necessary for enabling and maintaining the low-carbon transition and linked investments.

The project “Developing the EU Long-Term Climate Strategy”, a joint initiative of Bruegel and the European Roundtable Climate Change and Sustainable Transition (ERCST/ICTSD). The project aims to provide a “roadmap” for the development and delivery of the EU’s new long-term decarbonization strategy. After the five workshops across the EU to gather the views of stakeholders, the two deliverables of the project are launched today: i. A technical document, describing all potential choices that could be made in the new long-term climate strategy, with an analysis of the trade-offs implied. ii. A policy document, presenting a number of inherently consistent set of choices that may serve as basis to build the new roadmap.

This project is made possible by the generous support of Sweden, Denmark, France and Germany, the European Climate Foundation, Climate-KIC, Enel, EdF and Shell.

Please click here to find the Agenda and register here.

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Speakers

Tomasz Chruszczow

Special Envoy for Climate Change from the Ministry of Environment in Poland

Imke Luebbeke

Head of Unit, EU Climate and Energy Policy, WWF European Policy Office

Andrei Marcu

Director, ERCST, Senior Fellow, ICTSD

Eva Svedling

State Secretary to the Minister for International Development Cooperation and Climate, Sweden

Arthur Runge-Metzger

Director, DG Climate Action, European Commission

Georg Zachmann

Senior Fellow

Location & Contact

Swedish Permanent Representation, Square de Meeûs 30, 1000, Brussels

Matilda Sevon

matilda.sevon@bruegel.org


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