Effort Sharing – how to unlock the potential of non-ETS sectors in the 2030 climate package
6 November 2013 from 12:30 to 14:30
European Parliament – Room A5G-1
An event kindly hosted by:
Fiona HALL, ALDE
Peter LIESE MEP, EPP
Bas EICKHOUT MEP, Greens/EFA
Marita Ulvskog MEP, S&D
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The recent EEA report “Trend and projections in Europe 2013” shows that Member States are on track and will achieve a 24% reduction below 1990 levels in 2020. The report shows that reaching our climate targets was possible and much easier than planned. Yet, the current rate of progress is far from enough to achieve 80-95% reduction by 2050. The new numbers also reveal that Member States have spent more than 2.3 billion Euros on international offsets to achieve their Kyoto targets while neglecting investments into renewable energy and energy efficiency measures.
In December 2013 the European Commission is expected to publish more concrete proposals for the 2030 framework for climate and energy policies. Providing a legal framework for key sectors and gases currently covered by the Effort Sharing Decision (ESD) will be crucial to deliver significant emissions reductions up to 2030 required to keep the EU on a competitive low carbon pathway. Effective policies in the ESD sectors, especially transport, buildings, agriculture and waste, can yield additional benefits such as job creation and improved public health.
This event will provide the opportunity to discuss the progress achieved so far by EU Member States towards the 2020 targets set at EU level, overall ambition levels and cost effective mitigation potential needed for these sectors by 2030. In the context of the EP report on the 2030 package, discussions will focus on improving the design of the ESD for better investor certainty whilst preserving environmental integrity and overall flexibility to meet the climate targets.
12:30 Sandwich lunch
12:45 Introduction, Fiona Hall MEP and Bas Eickhout MEP
12:55 Short introduction to the ESD, Eva Filzmoser, Director, Carbon Market Watch
13:00 Where are we now? Progress towards Europe’s climate and energy targets until 2020, Hauke Hermann, Researcher, Öko Institute for Applied Ecology
13:15 Visualising the new Danish national Climate Change Plan, Pernille Sørensen, Climate Policy and Strategy Chief Advisor, Denmark Ministry for Climate, Energy and Building
13.30 Role of the Effort Sharing Decision after 2020, Stefan Vergote, Head of Unit, European Commission, DG Climate Action, Strategy and Economic Assessment
13:45 The 2030 package fit for purpose, Law and Policy Advisor, David Holyoake, Climate & Energy Programme, Client Earth
14:00 Driving domestic climate action, Eva Filzmoser, Director, Carbon Market Watch
14:15 Discussion and closing remarks, Peter Liese MEP
We would be delighted to welcome you at this event. Please note that the participation of external organizations is welcome. However, due to limited space available we kindly ask for your understanding that registrations from within the European Parliament will be accepted first.
The deadline for participants requiring a pass to enter the European Parliament is 28 October 2013.
We are looking forward to welcoming you!
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