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EU climate policy at a crossroads

Lunch seminar and Book Launch 21 February 2013 - Norway House, Brussels.

The EU is now arguably at the crossroads in the development of effective climate policy. Renewables investments seem to thrive, while central policies such as emissions trading and carbon capture and storage are in crisis.

There is talk about a new climate and energy package and more ambitious 2030 targets, as part of the specification of the road to a low-carbon 2050. Key questions become: Can the dynamic and main mechanisms leading up to the climate and energy package in 2008 in any way be revived – or has now almost everything changed? What will be the relationship between national and European policies? And are we entering a phase of re-nationalization? The seminar discusses lessons from the development of climate policy up to now, based on the new book "EU Climate Policy: Industry, Policy and External Environment" by Norwegian researchers Elin Lerum Boasson of Center for International Climate and Environmental Research – Oslo and Jørgen Wettestad of Fridtjof Nansen Institute.

Please register by 19 February. Seats are limited.

Time: Thursday, 21st of February, 10:30-13:00
Place: Mission of Norway to the EU, Rue Archimède 17, 1000 Brussels

Program

10:00 Registration

10:30 Welcome by Atle Leikvoll, Ambassador of Norway to the EU
Moderator: Sebastian Oberthür, Institute for European Studies, Brussels

10:45 EU renewable energy policy and energy policy for buildings: Will market
promoters have the last laugh?
Elin Lerum Boasson, senior researcher, CICERO

11:15 EU ETS and CCS policies: Can they be saved?
Jørgen Wettestad, research professor, Fridtjof Nansen Institute

11:45 Panel discussion. Comments by:

• Claude Turmes, Greens, the European Parliament
• Peter Vis, Head of Cabinet, DG Climate
• Beata Wiszniewska, Permanent Representation of Poland to the EU
• Jesse Scott, EURELECTRIC
• Thomas Wyns, CEPS
• Paal Frisvold, Bellona

12:45 Closing remarks

13:00 Lunch

Last updated: 29.01.13

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