Moderator: Jos Delbeke, EIB Climate Chair
The EU Green Deal and the challenge of enhancing land-based carbon-dioxide removals
Linde Zuidema, Research Associate at STG Climate
The Commission’s Fit for 55 legislative package aims to implement both the EU Green Deal and the EU’s Climate Law agreement. The EU’s aim to reach carbon neutrality by mid-century and the increased climate ambition towards 2030 have both put an emphasis on the role of the land sector in mitigating climate change. This presentation will discuss the relevance of the proposed amendments to the Land Use, Land Use Change and Forestry (LULUCF) Regulation for enhancing removals from the EU land sector, as well as related policies that might support or hinder its effectiveness.
Towards and EU Policy Framework of Industrial Decarbonisation
Christian Egenhofer, Senior Research Associate at STG Climate
The European Green Deal and the associated climate neutrality objective will require to rapidly focus policy on energy-intensive industries, often described as ‘hard-to-abate’ sector. Decarbonisation of energy-intensive industries will need to go beyond marginal energy or carbon improvements and instead aim at deploying new breakthrough technologies that ultimately can transform towards low-carbon products and production.
Christian Egenhofer will discuss the challenges of industrial decarbonisation and the possible policy response with a view of developing a EU policy framework, able to incentivise ‘large scale uptake’ of now low-carbon breakthrough technologies. Emphasis will be on:
- The role of the EU ETS, i.e. reformed allocation rules to support low-carbon investment, use of ETS funding stream;
- EU budgetary and state aid rules to support low-carbon investment with a particular focus on EU and national programmes, e.g., CCfDs;
- ‘Corporate demand signals’ and green public procurement
This event will be held as a hybrid event, to reserve your seat or to receive the zoom link, please email [email protected]. Please be aware that there is a limited capacity and seats will be given on a first come first serve basis.