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Brussels Policy Dialogue: Insights for EU and Member States’ Climate Agenda

The event is a policy dialogue organised under the project, 'COP21: Results and Implications for Pathways and Policies for Low Emissions European Societies'.

Date: June 7, 2019, 11:00 am Topic: Energy & Climate

The COP21 outcome represents an important new strategic context for EU climate policy. Analysing the implications of this new context requires an interdisciplinary approach, combining analysis of the evolution of the international climate regime as well as of NDCs and their socio-economic implications.

Such analysis is also urgent, given the timelines imposed by the Paris Agreement for a “facilitative dialogue” in 2018 with a view to creating the conditions for the revision of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) in 2020.

This Policy Dialogue will address the following questions:

  • What are the socio-economic consequences of NDCs and deeper mitigation pathways for the EU and its Member States, key emerging economies and globally, particularly with regard to innovation and low emissions technology deployment; energy security; trade, energy-intensive industries, and competitiveness; investment, public and private financial flows; and economic growth (“green growth”), employment and distributional issues?
  • What incentives and barriers do these socio-economic implications create for the implementation of NDCs and their revision towards achieving 2°C/1.5°C compatible trajectories?

COP21 RIPPLES provides a foundation for this discussion through an assessment of: a) national and global GHG and energy system scenarios, and b) the development of the international climate regime. It also provides the international enabling conditions. It will build essentially on inputs from the work conducted under three work packages of the project.

This event is open only to Bruegel’s members and a select group of experts.

Schedule

Jun 7, 2019

11:00-11:30

Check-in and welcome coffee

11:30-13:00

Session I - Is it smart to stick to current 2030 policies and approaches?

Presentations

Oliver Sartor, Senior Research Fellow, Institut du Développement Durable et des Relations Internationales (IDDRI)

Georg Zachmann, Senior Fellow

Comments

Artur Runge-Metzger, Director of International and Climate Strategy, DG CLIMA

Round table discussion

13:00-14:00

Lunch

14:00-15:30

Session II - Country heterogeneity in the EU low-carbon transition

Presentation

Marta Torres-Gunfaus, Senior Research Fellow, Institut du Développement Durable et des Relations Internationales (IDDRI)

Comments

Petya Icheva, Head of Energy Team, Permanent Representation of Bulgaria to the EU

David Morales, Associate, Energy Systems & Governance at European Climate Foundation and Project Manager, independent NECP evaluation

Vincent Van Steenberghe, Climate Policy Expert, Belgian Federal Public Service for Health, Food Chain Safety and Environment

Round table discussion

15:30

End

Speakers

Petya Icheva

Head of Energy Team, Permanent Representation of Bulgaria to the EU

David Morales

Associate, Energy Systems & Governance at European Climate Foundation and Project Manager, independent NECP evaluation

Artur Runge-Metzger

Director of International and Climate Strategy, DG CLIMA

Oliver Sartor

Senior Research Fellow, Institut du Développement Durable et des Relations Internationales (IDDRI)

Marta Torres-Gunfaus

Senior Research Fellow, Institut du Développement Durable et des Relations Internationales (IDDRI)

Vincent Van Steenberghe

Climate Policy Expert, Belgian Federal Public Service for Health, Food Chain Safety and Environment

Georg Zachmann

Senior Fellow

Location & Contact

Bruegel, Rue de la Charité 33, 1210 Brussels

Katja Knezevic

[email protected]

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