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Beyond the EU NDC & Impact on the EU ETS – outreach meeting in Helsinki

March 13, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am

In the context of the Paris Agreement, the European Union is increasing its efforts towards decarbonisation. Currently, the EU climate strategy is centred around three emissions reduction targets compared to 1990 levels: a cut of 20% of GHG emissions by 2020, at least 40% by 2030; and an implicit reduction of 80-95% by 2050. These targets have increasingly been put into question, as many stakeholders are pushing the EU to speed up its decarbonisation efforts and embrace the goal of climate neutrality by 2050.

In November 2019, ERCST presented its draft Report of the project ‘Beyond the EU NDC’. This project aims to assess whether Member States and other stakeholders are undertaking efforts to go ‘beyond’ their respective 2030 targets, and what their perspective is on the 2050 strategy and the potential target of carbon neutrality.

This is one of the outreach meetings of the ‘Beyond the EU NDC’ report, which will be discussed in 6 European capitals to gather further feedback from key stakeholders in Member States. During this meeting, the authors will present the Report and their findings through a presentation, after which the Report will be discussed in a roundtable setting with stakeholders. The final report – which will include feedback from the roundtables across the EU – will be published in February 2020.

We would like to thank Sitra for co-hosting the workshop. 

If you would like to participate in this workshop, please send a mail to Domien

NOTE: Due to travel restrictions and lockdown measures put in place as a response to the COVID-19 outbreak, this workshop was held via online video conference.


Workshop Material(s)
O. Honkatukia, Finnish Ministry of Environment – opening remarks
A. Marcu, ERCST – going beyond the EU NDC paper presentation
L. Saikku, SYKE – Towards Carbon Neutral Municipalities
I. Rasanen, City of Lappeenranta
R. Pinomaa, Finnish Chemical Industry – carbon neutral chemicals 2045
A. Marcu, ERCST – European Green Deal and BCAs
O. Haanpera, Sitra – Aligning the EU ETS with the Paris Agreement
K. Kankaanpaa, Fortum – climate policy developments at the EU level and impact on the EU ETS


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