Conference on the Future of Europe – The Role of Climate and Energy Policies
This report provides recommendations for the Conference on the Future of Europe (CFE). Under the EUKI project “EU Climate Action Dialogue”, think tanks from Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Romania, and Poland make suggestions on how EU climate policy and the Conference on the Future of Europe can be mutually beneficial. In general, climate policy is an example of advanced citizen engagement, and it provides lessons on how the EU can successfully shape the international agenda. Moreover, climate policy also provides numerous examples of what the EU can achieve when it acts together. With differentiated targets and support mechanisms, climate policies illustrate how the EU can give Member States flexibilities, while ensuring coherence and level playing fields in the EU. The CFE could help frame climate policies as what they should be for the EU – its hallmark.