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22. September 2021 - Webseminar: Fit for 55 – Implications for EUKI Partner Countries

On 14 July, the EU Commission presented its Fit for 55 legislative package which shall pave the way for a 55% net greenhouse gas reduction by 2030. While being praised by some commentators for its ambition and new instruments it has also received criticism from different sides.

The Fit for 55 packages proposes wide ranging reforms of the EU’s climate, energy, transport, industry and land use policies to reduce net emission to 55% by 2030 compared to 1990 levels as an intermediary step to become the first climate neutral continent by 2050. The proposed policy mix contains elements of pricing, targets, standards and support measures.

The aim of the Webseminar is to have an exchange among EUKI Community Members on the potential impacts of the package on their countries, its uptake by the respective governments and other stakeholders and how it should be amended in the further legislative process.

The webseminar takes place from 14:30 to 15:30 CET, via MS Teams. If you want to participate in this webseminar, please follow this link.

Speakers:

Silke Karcher, Head of Division, EU Climate and Energy Policy; European Climate Initiative; Carbon Markets. Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU)

Rebekka Popp, Policy Advisor, E3G

Zofia Wetmańska, Senior Analyst, WiseEuropa

Agenda:

Welcome (EUKI Secretariat)

Basic points of the package and insights into the legislative process – a German Government’s perspective (Silke Karcher, BMU)

Unpacking the package – will the measures deliver on the 55% reduction target? (Rebekka Popp, E3G)

Fair and balanced? – How were the proposals taken up by governments and civil society in CEE? (Zofia Wetmańska, WISE Europa)