Brussels conference: "EU Climate Policy Beyond 2020 – taking stock and looking forward”


6 March 2014


“Ateliers des Tanneurs” - Rue des Tanneurs 58, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgien

On 6 March 2014, the CECILIA2050 consortium held a high-level expert conference in Brussels on the EU’s climate policy beyond 2020.

Below you can find the conference programme in full text and as a separate document as well as the conference presentations of the high-level experts that participated in the conference. If you are interested in knowing more about the conference, please follow this link to our news page, where you can find a picture gallery and summary of the event. An encompassing report on the proceedings of the conference is available here!

R. Andreas Kraemer, Director, Ecologic Institute
Welcome and introduction to the conference and the CECILIA2050 project
Peter Vis, Head of Cabinet, DG for Climate Action, European Commission
High-level keynote speech "Towards decarbonisation: EU climate policy beyond 2020"
Question and answer session
Serena Pontoglio, Research Programme Officer, DG for Research and Innovation, European Commission
Welcome note "Research and Innovation policies for climate action"
Chair: R. Andreas Kraemer, Ecologic Institute
Session 1: Lessons from current climate policy mix at EU and MS level
Benjamin Görlach, Ecologic Institute (project coordinator)
Lessons from the current policy mix - insights from CECILIA2050
Andreas Barkman, European Environment Agency
Progress towards the 2020 targets - Member State performance
Coffee break
Session 2 (two parallel groups): A sectoral perspective
Chair: Massimilano Mazzanti, University of Ferrara
Parallel Group 1: Triggering low-carbon innovation in key industries
Philippe Quirion, Centre International de Recherche sur l’Environnement et le Développement (CIRED)
EU ETS impacts in industry: abatement vs leakage - insights from CECILIA2050
Tomas Wyns, Institute for European Studies (IES), Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB)
Climate & industrial policy for an entrepreneurial Europe
Karsten Neuhoff, German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin)
Instruments for industrial innovation: case study cement sector (from Climate Strategies' Energy Intensive Industries project)
Discussion with the audience
Chair: Katharina Umpfenbach, Ecologic Institute
Parallel Group 2: Stakeholder’s And Public Support For Climate Policy
Milan Scasny, Charles University Prague (CUNI)
Do Europeans Support Climate Change Policies: Consumer Perspective - insights from CECILIA2050
Agni Kalfagianni, Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM)
Desirable Climate Policy in the Agri-food Sector: Stakeholder Perspective - insights from CECILIA2050
Dr. Alberto Longo, University of Belfast
Discussant: Scientific Insights into Support For Climate Policy
Discussion with the audience
Lunch Break
Chair: Bernd Meyer, Institute of Economic Structures Research (GWS)
Session 3: Scenarios for the energy sector
Paul Ekins, University College London
Key challenges for the energy sector: insights from CECILIA2050
Oliver Schenker, Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) (coordinators of ENTRACTE project)
Instrumentation for 2050: insights from the ENTRACTE project
Christian Kjaer, Founder, Faraday Consult
Discussant: managing the energy transition
Discussion with the audience
Cofee break
Chair: Matthias Duwe, Head of Climate, Ecologic Institute
Session 4: Lessons for the 2030 framework: targets & instruments (expert panel)
Hans ten Berge, Secretary General, Eurelectric
Krzysztof Bolesta, Advisor to State Secretary Korolec of Poland
Eric Mamer, Deputy Head of Cab. Commissioner Oettinger, DG Energy
Jason Anderson, WWF
Discussion with the audience and the panel
Benjamin Görlach, Ecologic Institute (project coordinator)
Summary of the debate and the day
Reception with drinks and light snacks