Planning for 2050 – Conference

Brussels, Belgium

The conference "Planning for 2050", organised by Ecologic Institute, will take place on 23 May 2019 in Brussels. It takes stock of the experience with long-term climate strategies gained in Europe and presents lessons learnt as well as challenges encountered in different Member States – and seeks to connect them to the EU's own overall 2050 vision. It is based on insights, conversations and contacts made through a set of dialogue meetings held under the "Climate Recon 2050" project, which brought together policymakers and technical experts involved in long-term strategies from around the EU. A conference brochure, summarising insights from the Climate Recon 2050 project, is available online.

The conference will bring together a range of relevant stakeholders (governments, civil society, business) in an innovative setting, with space for interaction and feedback. The agenda [pdf, 603 kB, English] is available for download. Participation is limited – early registration is advised.

At the end of 2019, all EU Member States must have a national long-term climate strategy. Around half of them have already undertaken such 2050 planning exercises in recent years to help put them on a path towards drastic emission reductions. In fact, some are already reviewing existing strategies – increasing their ambition in the wake of the Paris Agreement.

In November 2018, the Commission published a proposal for the EU-wide long-term strategy, calling it a "European strategic long-term vision for a prosperous, modern, competitive and climate neutral economy". This proposal is now under debate among Member States – and was a topic of conversation at the "Future of Europe" summit in Sibiu in May. The European Parliament has already endorsed the vision in a resolution adopted mid-March.

EU experience with long-term climate strategies

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Brussels, Belgium
Project ID
Long-term climate strategies, NECPs, National Energy and Climate Plans, EU, climate, European Union, strategy, 2050, long-term, decarbonisation, CO2, modelling, scenarios, Paris Agreement, Article 4.19, mitigation, greenhouse gas emissions, GHG, carbon budget, coal, renewable energy, solar energy, governance, planning, mainstreaming, climate and energy targets, Member States, policymakers, Energy Union, Article 14, transformation, ambition, transition, energy security, climate protection
Europe, Central and Eastern Europe, Poland, Czech Republic, Italy, Germany, Estonia, France

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