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Policy Dialogue
How can Europe switch to renewables while protecting nature?






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UPCOMING EVENT
Tuesday, 11 October 2022
 10:00 - 12:00
Registration from: 09:30
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Speakers

Antti Kohopää
Head of EU Affairs, Finnish Energy (respondent)
Jutta Paulus
Member of the European Parliament
Nicola Notaro
Head of Unit, Nature Conservation, DG Environment, European Commission
Nicole Couder
Executive Vice President France, EDF Renewables, EDF




Moderator

Stefan Sipka
Policy Analyst, European Policy Centre


The rationale and urgency to accelerate the clean energy transition have never been clearer. In order to enhance EU’s energy security, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and achieve climate neutrality by 2050, the EU must enhance the deployment of renewable energy sources in Europe. As the Russian war on Ukraine affects the supply and price of energy, the European Commission’s REPowerEU plan envisages hiking up the ambition with renewables and easing permitting processes. In parallel to this, the Nature Restoration Law, proposed by the European Commission in June, would set a goal to restore 100% of the ecosystems by 2050 and ensure a continual improvement of habitats and species. The EU has set a clear direction of travel for the clean energy transition as well as for enhancing biodiversity. It is essential to align these agendas in the best possible way and exploit potential synergies.


This in-person policy dialogue will explore how the EU’s shift to renewable energy sources can be achieved in a way that safeguards and enhances biodiversity and healthy ecosystems. It will consider the necessary policy framework to achieve the EU’s renewable energy targets while simultaneously protecting nature.   


The event will take place at the European Policy Centre, Rue du Trône 14-16 (3rd floor), 1000 Brussels


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