Press seminar: “Climate crisis & energy dependency: the ‘Fit for 55’ package to accelerate Europe’s green transition” 

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Ahead of the June and July plenaries, key MEPs will present important parts of the Fit for 55 Package in the context of the changing energy situation caused partly by the war in Ukraine.

Achieving climate neutrality by 2050 is the EU's long-term objective. In the shorter run, all focus is on the Fit for 55 package of legislation to revise and update current climate, energy and transport-related legislation to cut greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55 % by 2030 and to become independent from expensive and polluting fossil fuels from Russia well before 2030.

1st June 2022

10:05 Opening

- Pascal Canfin (Renew, FR) , Chair of ENVI Committee


10:30 Emissions: Trade & Targets

- Peter Liese (EPP, DE), Member of the ENVI Committee, Rapporteur on the revision of the EU emission trading system (ETS)

- Mohammed Chahim (S&D, NL), Member of the ENVI Committee, Rapporteur on the proposal for a regulation establishing a Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM)

- Jan Huitema (Renew, NL), Member of the ENVI Committee, Rapporteur on the amending Regulation (EU) 2019/631 as regards strengthening the CO2 emission performance standards for new passenger cars and new light commercial vehicles

- Sara Matthieu (Greens/EFA, BE), Member of the EMPL Committee, shadow rapporteur on Social Climate Fund


11:45 Time for interviews


14:00 Energy perspectives

- Lina Gálvez Muñoz (S&D, ES), Vice-Chair of ITRE Committee


14:20 Energy in(dependency): How does the war in Ukraine impact the Fit for 55 ambitions?

- Christian Ehler (EPP, DE), Coordinator of the EPP position in ITRE Committee

- Niels Fuglsang (S&D, DK), Member of ITRE Committee, Rapporteur on the proposal for a Directive on Energy Efficiency (recast)

- Ciarán Cuffe (Greens/EFA, IE), Member of ITRE Committee and Rapporteur on Energy Performance of Buildings Directive


15:10 Climate Change and Energy: Taxonomy and other aspects

- Bas Eickhout (Greens/EFA, NL), Vice-Chair of ENVI Committee and co-Rapporteur for the Taxonomy Regulation (for ECON Committee)

15:30 END


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