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Civil society and the path to a carbon-neutral Europe by 2050

Public hearing - 28 February 2019 at 9:00 a.m. - Rue Belliard 99 - Jacques Delors building – JDE62

Draft programme

8.30 a.m.  Registration and coffee

9.00 a.m.  Opening remarks

  • Toni Vidan, President of the subcommittee on "Strategy for long-term EU greenhouse gas emissions reduction" (SC/051), EESC member
  • Keynote speech: "The strategy "Clean Planet for all"
  • Adalbert Jahnz, Member of Cabinet of Vice-President M. Šefčovič (Energy Union) – European Commission

09.15 a.m.   Panel 1 Carbon-neutrality by 2050 – sectoral ambitions and challenges

  • Moderator Stefan Back, co-rapporteur of SC/051 "Strategy for long-term EU greenhouse gas emissions reduction", EESC member
  • Kristian Ruby, Secretary-General of Eurelectric
  • Sofie Bouteligier, International Policy at OVAM - Public Waste Agency of Flanders and EU Circular Economy Stakeholder Platform
  • Carlos Calvo Ambel, Analysis & Climate Manager at Transport & Environment (T&E)

10.15 a.m. Panel 2 Key cross-cutting challenges – Technology, justice, and finances

  • Moderator Pierre Jean Coulon, rapporteur of SC/051 "Strategy for long-term EU greenhouse gas emissions reduction", EESC member
  • Helen Spence-Jackson, Head of European Affairs, EIT Climate-KIC
  • Samantha Mason, Policy officer, Public and Commercial Services Union/Trade Unions for Energy Democracy
  • Mirjam Wolfrum, Director Policy Engagement, CDP Europe

11.15 a.m. Panel 3 Grassroots/civil society as driver of rapid transition and innovation – opportunities and challenges

  • Moderator Toni Vidan, President of the subcommittee on "Strategy for long-term EU greenhouse gas emissions reduction" (SC/051),EESC member
  • Sander Chan, German Development Institute
  • Amaury Parelle, Climate Chance Association
  • Kirsty Gogan, Executive director and co-founder of Energy for Humanity

12.15 p.m. Keynote speech: The contributions of civil society to achieving carbon neutrality in Europe

  • Cécile Hanoune, Deputy Head of Unit "Strategy & Economic Assessment", DG CLIMA, European Commission

12.25 p.m. – 12.30 p.m. Closing remarks

  • Pierre Jean Coulon, rapporteur & Stefan Back, co-rapporteur of SC/051 "Strategy for long-term EU greenhouse gas emissions reduction", EESC members

Participants can speak in FR/DE/EN/ES/SV/PL and listen to FR/DE/EN/ES/PL