Tackling energy poverty at the heart of the ecological and energy transition

Introduction and main objective

The EESC conference, organised with the support of the French Presidency of the EU, on "Tackling energy poverty at the heart of the ecological and energy transition" was held on 21 April 2022. This was the follow-up event to the EESC's 2021 conference on "Energy poverty at the crossroads of the European Pillar of Social Rights and the European Green Deal".

The 2022 conference focused on how to tackle energy poverty in the perspective of a socially fair and just transition towards a climate-neutral Union by 2050. This conference aimed to contribute to the ongoing discussion on how to best tackle this major social problem and to ensure civil society views are taken into account.

Energy poverty is a central concern in all EU Member States. It is of the utmost importance for the EU to demonstrate that it is possible to achieve the energy transition, reach the climate objectives, while ensuring at the same time that no one is left behind.

More information on the events of the French EU Presidency

More information on the EESC events under the French EU Presidency