14 October - HIGH LEVEL EVENT: Accelerating Climate Action in the EU and Member States through the Fit for 55 and National Plans
In July, the European Commission presented the “Fit for 55 package” which aims to revise the EU’s climate and energy legislation to implement its new 2030 climate target of net 55% emission reduction. Currently, Member States are developing their position on the package which needs a whole of government approach.
In an effort to help Member States in developing their positions, CAN Europe is organising an event to bring together high-level speakers to show how the Fit for 55 package can further increase the EU’s climate ambition and accelerate the energy transition.
In addition, this event will host the launch of Climate Analytics’ recent research on 1.5°C compatible emission reduction pathways for the EU and nine Member States. Their report illustrates how the 1.5°C target is still within our reach. Panelists from Member States and civil society representatives will discuss how national plans, such as National Energy and Climate Plans and National Long Term Strategies, should be updated to pave the way for 1.5°C compatible policies for European countries.
FIRST PANEL: “Enhancing EU’s climate ambition through the Fit for 55 package”
14 October 2021, 10.00 – 11.30 am CET
Keynote Speaker: Diederik Samsom, Head of Cabinet for First Vice-President of the European Commission Frans Timmermans
Wendel Trio, CAN Europe
Ursula Woodburn, Corporate Leaders Group Europe
Monica Frassoni, European Alliance to Save Energy
Benjamin Denis, IndustriAll Europe
Marcin Kowalczyk, WWF Poland
SECOND PANEL: Pathways for Member States to turn the “Fit for 55” package into “Fit for 1.5”
14 October 2021, 13.00 – 14.30 CET
Michiel Schaeffer, Lead Science Advisor, Climate Analytics
Our keynote speaker, Michiel Schaeffer, from the research group Climate Analytics, will share the results of their most recent study on 1.5°C compatible pathways for the EU and nine Member States, illustrating that the 1.5°C target is still within reach.
Miha MOVRIN, Ministry of the Environment and Spatial Planning, Slovenia (tbc)
Yolanda Garcia Mezquita, DG ENER
David Howell, SEO Birdlife/ Spain
Katerina Davidova, Centre for Transport and Energy, Czechia