State of the European Green Deal year-in-review
December 13 @ 17:00 - 18:00
In person event Room A University Foundation Rue d’Egmont 11, 1000 Bruxelles.
This meeting will be followed by a reception.
This meeting is part of a continuous series organized by ERCST on the European Green Deal, which started on 8 January 2020 right after the European Commission’s EGD was announced. This workstream aims to bring together policymakers and stakeholders on a regular basis to take stock of recent developments in the EGD framework.
The “Fit for 55” legislative processes finds itself in a crucial phase. Most of dossiers have entered the inter institutional negotiations where the three institutions are expected to bridge differences and reach compromises. Political pressure to show results may affect the quality of adopted solutions.
Beginning of 2022 witnessed the continuation of a trend where climate and environmental policies have an increasing impact on several aspects of the EU society and economy and shape the trajectory of the energy transition, defining key components of the EU energy system.
However, geopolitical developments in early 2022 marked the beginning of a change in trend, tilting the balance towards a greater emphasis on energy security and the effects of the energy crisis.
In previous years circumstances allowed governments to adopt and implement policies which at the same time contributed to reducing emissions, offered affordable energy prices to consumers and guaranteed the security of supply. This has become increasingly difficult, forcing some governments to choose between those objectives. A few EU governments have even called for slowing down the implementation of the EGD ambitions.
As in previous editions, Ms. Yvon Slingenberg, Director at DG Clima, will comment on the current state of affairs and on the outlook for next year.