COP24 side event: European strategic vision for long-term greenhouse gas emissions reduction
14 December 2018 | Trading
The European Commission will host a series of side events on strategies and perspectives for long-term greenhouse gas emissions reduction on 12-13 December at the UN climate change conference (COP24) in Katowice, Poland.
The Commission presented its strategic vision for a climate-neutral Europe by 2050 on 28 November, kicking off a broad debate on how Europe can contribute to the long-term temperature goals of the Paris Agreement and how the required transformation can be achieved. The events at COP24 will present the Commission's vision to an international audience and explore stakeholder perspectives for long-term decarbonisation.
Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy Miguel Arias Cañete said: “We hope that our proposal and the subsequent societal debate involving decision-makers, stakeholders and citizens at large will allow the EU to develop an ambitious long-term strategy – and that this process can inspire other countries' work on their long-term strategies and first and foremost be an avenue for exchange and learning from each other.”
A high-level panel at 10:30-12:00 on 12 December, moderated by the European Commission's Director-General for Climate Action Mauro Petriccione, will present and debate the EU strategy, discussing the necessary elements and technology developments needed for a high level of ambition, how to link short and long-term policy making, and good practice for involving all parts of society in this process.