Round-Table: Linking Low Carbon Development Strategies And Governance
When: Friday 17th March 2017, 8:30-10: 30am with breakfast
Where: WWF European Policy Office, Rue du commerce 123, 1000 Brussels
Moderator: Tom Brookes, European Climate Foundation.
Attendance: By invitation only
Forward planning is the backbone of climate action. The Paris Agreement asks all countries to develop long-term climate strategies.
But even before the Paris Agreement, EU countries were required to produce 'Low-Carbon Development Strategies'. They were to submit them to the European Commission by 2015. However, not all of them did so, and the strategies that were handed in vary hugely in ambition, nature and scope.
In the meantime in November 2016, the European Commission produced a proposal on Energy Union governance, which also refers to long-term low carbon plans.
Which EU low-carbon development strategies score best according to the MaxiMiseR project ranking, and why was there so much variation? Why did so many EU countries fail to produce a low-carbon strategy? Are there common threads we can draw between all the long-term climate planning requirements? What is a strong long-term climate plan and what should it contain? How can the EU and others help countries to get there?
This breakfast round-table from WWF's MaxiMiseR project will combine expert insights with an open Q&A for discussion and sharing of ideas. Attendance is by invitation only! For more info contact Sarah: firstname.lastname@example.org.
8:30-9:00 Registration and breakfast
9:00-9:05 Introduction by Tom Brookes, ECF.
- Imke Luebbeke (WWF European Policy Office): Marks out of ten? Assessing Member State Low Carbon Development Strategies
- Oliver Sartor (IDDRI): Case by case - Selected countries' decarbonisation strategies and their implications for the Governance proposal
- Artur Runge-Metzger (DG Clima, European Commission): Piecing the puzzle: How 2030 and long-term plans fit together and lessons learned from the Monitoring Mechanism Regulation
9:35- 10:30: Q&A and discussion