Momentum on Long-Term Climate Strategies: Where We Are in Europe? – Side Event from the Climate Recon 2050 Project at COP24
Long-term strategies play a major role in achieving Paris Agreement's objectives. As existing policy structures do not always include long-range perspectives, 2050 strategies offer a useful instrument to create a coherent plan for a necessary climate-neutral transformation. In the EU, the development of such strategies is a legal obligation for all Member States (MS) – with the deadline 1st of January 2020.
On Wednesday, 12 December (11:30 a.m., Room Pieniny), Ecologic Institute, Energiaklub, and Negawatt will host a side-event at the COP24 on behalf of the project ClimateRecon 2050 to present specific examples of long-term strategies in Europe.
The aim of this event is to provide an overview of common themes of long-term strategies and present the diversity of experiences with the elaboration of various EU MS long-term climate strategies. Representatives from Estonia, Germany, and Portugal will recall highlights from their respective national processes and discuss them with the audience.
Confirmed speakers are:
Estonia: Getlyn Denks, Head of Climate Department, Ministry of the Environment
Portugal Eduardo Santos, Director of Climate Change Department, Environment Agency
Germany: Ilka Wagner, Deputy Head of Delegation to the UNFCCC, Ministry of the Environment
The event is open to all accredited participants and delegates to the COP24. No prior registration is required.
The side event will be broadcast live on the day.
The project is funded under the European Climate Initiative (EUKI).