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Renewing the 2050 Roadmap

The objective of this brainstorm session is to explore how we can improve the quality and the impact of the revisited 2050 Roadmap, set the agenda for revising it, increase ownership of it and analyze the methodological basis of the 2050 Roadmap.

Date: June 22, 2017, 1:00 pm Topic: Energy & Climate

The EU’s ‘Roadmap for moving to a competitive low-carbon economy in 2050’ is an important policy document, bringing a low-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.

This event is open only to Bruegel’s members and to a selected number of invited experts. 

This event is off  the record.

Schedule

Jun 22, 2017

13:00-13:10

Welcome and introduction

13:10-13:50

What can and can’t the new 2050 Roadmap achieve?

This session focuses on the purpose of the new 2050 Roadmap, and the expectations stakeholder might have of it.

13:50-14:30

Where do we stand now?

It is important to take stock of where we currently are, in terms of the EU's decarbonization pathway and to what extent the trajectory of the current 2050 Roadmap is being followed.

14:30-15:10

What can we learn from the current Roadmap, and the process behind it?

Which lessons can we learn from the planning, drafting and implementing of the current Roadmap.

15:10-15:50

The way forward for the Renewed Roadmap?

How can a broad ownership of the new long-term climate change policy outlook be ensured?Which principles should be used with regards to revisiting ambition?How to balance increased ambition and the sustainability of the transition? Are milestones necessary and welcome?Which issues will be the most contentious during the discussions on the new Roadmap?

15:50-16:00

End

End of meeting and way forward

Speaker

Georg Zachmann

Senior Fellow

Location & Contact

Bruegel, Rue de la Charité 33, 1210 Brussels

Matilda Sevon

matilda.sevon@bruegel.org

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