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24. Juni 2022 - Switching the Gears of Europe’s Energy and Climate Security Strategy: the view from Berlin

If you want to join the event on 24 June 2022 10:00 – 12:00 CEST at the Copenhagen Conference Room, Scandic Hotel, Potsdamer Platz, Berlin

*Please register with CSD here*

The Russian invasion of Ukraine has put the European energy and climate security through its most difficult test so far. The spike in energy prices largely caused by the excessive overreliance of many European countries on Russian gas imports, calls for an amendment of the European Energy and Climate Security Strategy.

The REPowerEU in conjunction with the Fit-for-55 targets have been the right steps forward. The EU has emphasised the need to maximise non-Russian gas imports, as well as the increase in renewable energy investments, electrification, energy efficiency, and innovation. But the devil remains in the details, as risings prices and impending economic hardships are bound to reduce the will for change created by the shock of the war in Ukraine. This process could be helped further by monitoring member-states’ progress that will ensure an objective, comparative assessment of energy and climate policies.

Building on the Kremlin Playbook series, the Center for the Study of Democracy (CSD), a European public policy institute, has been developing an Energy and Climate Security Risk Index (ESCRI), to track the energy supply security risks in relation to the standoff with Russia.

CSD in cooperation with EUKI is organizing a roundtable to discuss the initial ideas and suggestions based on the ESCRI results from Germany, Italy, Bulgaria, Greece and Romania. The discussion will focus on the possible solutions for the future of the EU energy and climate security and the crucial role that Germany will play in driving forward the implementation of the REPowerEU plan.


  • Nils Meyer-Ohlendorf, Head, International and European Governance Senior Fellow, Ecologic Institute
  • Martin Vladimirov, Director, Energy and Climate Program, Center for the Study of Democracy
  • Casimir Lorenz, Principal, Aurora Energy Research
  • Gustav Gressel, Senior Policy Fellow, Wider Europe Programme, European Council on Foreign Relations