On 9 May 2022, Europe Day, the Conference on the Future of Europe (CFE) closed – with the adoption of 49 recommendations. This is not the end of the process, but the beginning of new political action. With the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the role of the CFE as a starting point for renewed discussions on important topics such as climate, energy policy and EU democracy has been reiterated. Indeed, many recommendations from the CFE address EU climate policies – especially the ones prepared by its third citizens' panel on climate change, the environment and health. In this Ecologic Institute paper, Deyana Spasova questions how the panel's recommendations can improve EU climate policy? Where do the recommendations merely reiterate what is already in place? And how could the EU best translate the suggestions into policy action? The paper is available for download.
Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection (BMUV), Germany European Climate Foundation (ECF), Netherlands
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Ecologic Institute, Germany
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After the Conference on the Future of Europe
What can recommendations bring to the EU climate agenda?
A stronger voice in international climate negotiations
Better citizens’ involvement in climate policy-making
Opportunities for concrete action
What are the shortcomings of the recommendations?
What should the EU consider when turning recommendations into concrete action?
Specific recommendations should result in specific climate policies
Reinforcing planned EU climate action
EU, climate policy, climate agenda, democracy, energyEurope