The IED, highly committed to fostering a lively political debate at the EU level, has organized the conference "EU CLIMATE POLICY: FROM THE PARIS AGREEMENT TOWARDS A CLIMATE NEUTRAL EUROPE BY 2050" that was held in Brussels Tuesday 22 January at the premises of the European Parliament.
The conference aimed to bring together representatives from EU institutions, experts and relevant stakeholders to stimulate a debate (after the UN Climate Change Conference (COP 24 | CMP 14 | CMA 3) on the implementation of the Paris Agreement and how the EU is delivering on its Climate goals and accelerating the low-emission transition. The discussion was opened by the welcoming speeches of Gérard DEPREZ, MEP Group Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe and Luca BADER, CEO Institute of European Democrats, who also moderated the debate.
During the introductory remarks Francesco RUTELLI, Co-President European Democratic Party, point out how Green Growth and Green Jobs could be a response to the social discontent and climate skepticism and Ulrike MÜLLER, MEP Group Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe, AGRI spoke about the Bavarian perspective on climate protection targets.
In the panel discussion, focused on "EU CLIMATE AND ENERGY AMBITIONS: A CLIMATE NEUTRAL EUROPE BY 2050", the participants were: António MARINHO E PINTO, MEP Group Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe; Monica FRASSONI, Co-Chair of the European Green Party; Marzio GALEOTTI, Department of Environmental Science and Policy D.ESP, University of Milan; Alessandro LANZA, Member Board of Directors Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development ENEA; Peter LIESE, MEP Group of the European People's Party; Simona BONAFÈ, MEP Group Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats.
During the conclusions, the participants were actively engaged in a lively discussion and exchange by the speakers.