Together with its members, CAN Europe is organising a high level event to discuss how the ‘Fit for 55’ package and national plans (such as National Energy and Climate Plans and National Long-Term Strategies) can pave the way for 1.5°C compatible policies in Europe.

Diederik Samsom, Head of Cabinet for First Vice-President of the European Commission Frans Timmermans will join as a keynote speaker to unpack the next steps in the ‘Fit for 55’ package. A panel will follow discussing how we can further enhance the EU’s climate ambition through the ‘Fit for 55’ package.

In addition, this event will host the launch of Climate Analytics’ recent research on 1.5°C compatible emission reduction pathways for the EU and nine Member States. Their report illustrates that the 1.5°C target is still within our reach if we strongly reduce our energy consumption while multiplying the renewable energy capacities during this decade. The EU and its Member States thus have to increase the level of ambition of their climate and energy targets: we need to turn the ‘Fit for 55’ package into a ‘Fit for 1.5’ package.

In light of Climate Analytics’ findings, we will discuss with European decision makers and civil society representatives how national plans such as National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs) and National Long-term Strategies can deliver policies that truly enable emission reduction pathways in line with the 1.5°C objective.

FIRST PANEL: “Enhancing EU’s climate ambition through the Fit for 55 package”
14 October 2021, 10.00 – 11.30 am CET

Keynote Speaker: Diederik Samsom, Head of Cabinet for First Vice-President of the European Commission Frans Timmermans

Panelists:
Wendel Trio, CAN Europe
Ursula Woodburn, Corporate Leaders Group Europe
Monica Frassoni, European Alliance to Save Energy
Benjamin Denis, IndustriAll Europe
Marcin Kowalczyk, WWF Poland

SECOND PANEL: Pathways for Member States to turn the “Fit for 55” package into “Fit for 1.5”
14 October 2021, 13.00 – 14.30 CET

Keynote Speaker:
Michiel Schaeffer, Lead Science Advisor, Climate Analytics
Our keynote speaker, Michiel Schaeffer, from the research group Climate Analytics, will share the results of their most recent study on 1.5°C compatible pathways for the EU and nine Member States, illustrating that the 1.5°C target is still within reach.

Panelists:
Miha MOVRIN, Ministry of the Environment and Spatial Planning, Slovenia (tbc)
Yolanda Garcia Mezquita, DG ENER
David Howell, SEO Birdlife/ Spain
Katerina Davidova, Center for Energy and Transport, Czechia