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High-Level Roundtable and Book Launch: EU Climate Policy Explained Book (Maroš Šefčovič)


Date: 16 November 2015
Location: Brussels, Belgium, 18:00 - 19:00
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16 November, 2015 - IPC-Résidence Palace, 155 rue de la Loi, Brussels, BELGIUM.

 

The European Union has been the region of the world where the most climate policies have been implemented, and where practical policy experimentation in the field of the environment and climate change has been taking place at a rapid pace over the last 25 years. This has led to considerable success in reducing pollution, decoupling emissions from economic growth and fostering global technological leadership.

In a fascinating new book, two stars of EU climate strategy – Jos Delbeke, director-general for climate action at the European Commission, and Peter Vis, former head of cabinet to European Climate Action Commissioner Connie Hedegaard – take an insightful look at the lessons of two decades of European Union climate change fighting. What has worked? And what could help drive ambitious change at the forthcoming United Nations Council of the Parties (COP) 21 negotiations in Paris? Maroš Šefčovič, Vice-President for Energy Union at the European Commission, serves as discussant and weighs in with a keynote on The Road to Paris: Lessons of EU Climate Change-Fighting Strategies.

NB: The Lisbon Council will give all book-launch participants a free copy of the book, which is published in November by Routledge. All participants are invited as well to aNetworking Cocktail which will take place immediately after the book presentation.

Presentation:

  • Jos Delbeke, director-general, climate action, European Commission
  • Peter Vis, former head of cabinet to Connie Hedegaard, European commissioner for climate action (2010-2014)

Keynote: Maroš Šefčovič, Vice-President, Energy Union, European Commission
Moderator: Paul Hofheinz, president and co-founder, the Lisbon Council

About the authors

Jos Delbeke has been director-general of the European Commission’s directorate-general for climate action since its creation in 2010. He holds a PhD in economics (Louvain, 1986) and lectures at the University of Louvain on European and international environmental policy.

Peter Vis was the EU visiting fellow at St. Anthony’s College, University of Oxford for the academic year 2014-2015. Prior to that, he was head of cabinet to Connie Hedegaard, European commissioner for climate action (2010-2014). He has an MA (history) from the University of Cambridge.

If you plan on attending the High-Level Roundtable and Book Launch, please send an e-mail with the subject heading "EU Climate Leadership" to the following address: rsvp@lisboncouncil.net. Seats will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Only registered participants will have access to the venue. 


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