Workshop Report on "A competitive Low Carbon Economy by 2050 : What Concrete Actions in the next Three Years ?"

14-10-2011

Which concrete actions are to be taken over the next 3 years if the EU wants to move to a competitive low carbon economy by 2050? This was the question that experts, representatives of business and environmental organisations and Members of the European Parliament and the European Commission addressed during the workshop that was held on 19 October in the European Parliament in Brussels. This document summarises the workshop presentations and the discussions that took place during the two sessions. The first session consisted in presenting the Roadmap and the 2050 targets by the European Commission, the EP Rapporteurs and a scientific contribution. The second one intended to hear proposals by seven representatives of businesses and environment organisations on concrete actions to be taken in the next three years. The event not only showed that the Roadmap provides a cost efficient pathway to a cleaner, climate friendly and competitive European economy in the long term but also that, with early actions and predictability, the Roadmap will help to put key economic sectors in the right direction from the beginning.

Which concrete actions are to be taken over the next 3 years if the EU wants to move to a competitive low carbon economy by 2050? This was the question that experts, representatives of business and environmental organisations and Members of the European Parliament and the European Commission addressed during the workshop that was held on 19 October in the European Parliament in Brussels. This document summarises the workshop presentations and the discussions that took place during the two sessions. The first session consisted in presenting the Roadmap and the 2050 targets by the European Commission, the EP Rapporteurs and a scientific contribution. The second one intended to hear proposals by seven representatives of businesses and environment organisations on concrete actions to be taken in the next three years. The event not only showed that the Roadmap provides a cost efficient pathway to a cleaner, climate friendly and competitive European economy in the long term but also that, with early actions and predictability, the Roadmap will help to put key economic sectors in the right direction from the beginning.

Externí autor

Stefaan Vergote (DG CLIMA European Commission) ; Daniel Klingenfeld (Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research) ; Dries Acke (International Euroepan Agency) ; John Scowcroft (Eurelectric) ; Tomas Wyns (CAN-Europe) ; Folker Franz (Business Europe) ; Massimo Busuoli (ENEA - (Italian Agency for new technologies energy and sustainable economic development) and Jos Dings (Transport and Environment)