Thursday 3 October 2019, 12.30-18.15
European Convention Center Luxembourg (ECCL), 4 Place de l’Europe, 1499 Luxembourg
As the need to transition towards a climate neutral economy is gaining momentum with broad support across society, Europe already has to start setting the course for net zero emissions by 2050 through concrete political and private sector action. Achieving a prosperous and climate neutral future will require economy-wide and society-wide changes, addressing emissions from all economic sectors, and the involvement of all stakeholders.
The Summit brings together high level representatives from EU member states, the European institutions, business and experts to reflect on how the EU can achieve a climate neutral European economy by 2050. Three panel sessions will address the growing momentum behind, and benefits associated with, this systemic transformation; how to move towards a competitive, climate neutral industrial model in the EU; and the investments required to achieve this transition.
In spring 2019 the European Parliament and Council of the EU reached a provisional agreement on Horizon Europe, the next EU research and innovation framework programme. This has now been endorsed by the Parliament, while the Council is yet to give the final green light against the background of ongoing negotiations on the EU budget or Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) 2021-2027.
Includes the Commission Staff Working Document “Evaluation of the Council Directive 2003/96/EC of 27 October 2003 restructuring the Community framework for the taxation of energy products and electricity”.
This in-depth study “Future markets for renewable gases and hydrogen: What would be the optimal regulatory provisions?” explores the economic outlook for renewable gases and hydrogen and makes proposals for an optimal regulatory framework to help unfold their potential in light of Europe’s decarbonisation objectives.
Sessions will address, among other topics, the decarbonisation of industry, sector coupling and developments in renewable energy. Financing of low-carbon technologies, small modular nuclear reactors and the role of women in clean energy transition will also be discussed.
Includes a speech by VP Šefčovič.
The European Commission today adopted a Communication reaffirming the EU’s commitment to accelerated climate ambition. Preparing for the Climate Action Summit by the United Nations Secretary General in New York on 23 September, the Commission recalls that the European Union has been at the forefront of global climate action, negotiating an inclusive international framework to respond to this challenge, while acting domestically with unity, speed and decisiveness.
In terms of EU energy policy, the survey shows public acknowledgement for its role in shifting from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources to combat climate change, decreasing energy consumption across the EU and facilitating more competitive prices for consumers.
AREA, the Association of European refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump contractors, has the pleasure to invite you to the launch of our “Vision 2025”.
The cooling sector is vital for modern life: it is necessary to preserve the quality of our food and medicines, it provides indoor air comfort and is necessary to maintain data-centres running and industrial processes. The industry is evolving quickly and faces a series of challenges with rapid digitalisation, need for qualified personnel and climate change adaptation.
A summary of the exchange of views is now available.