Friday, 28 May
15:30 - 16:45 CEST
In July, the European Commission is due to review key climate and energy legislation in an effort to make sure EU policy is aligned with the updated 2030 climate targets of the European Climate Law. This “Fit-for-2030 Package” will include revision of key policies such as the Emissions Trading System (ETS), and the Effort Sharing Regulation (ESR), as well as the proposal for a Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM), and directives related to renewable energy and energy efficiency. Particularly the changes to the ETS and ESR, will be hotly debated as they will play a critical role in making sure the EU can achieve ambitious climate action and direct national climate legislation.
Greens are calling for transparency, accountability and fairness in this process – but what does that mean in practice? What changes are expected at the EU level and what will this mean for national climate action? What do we need to be pushing for at the EU and national levels to make sure our climate policy is on track?
Join us for an engaging workshop on the topic with leading experts to discuss what the Fit-for-2030 package entails, what we’re demanding, and why it matters.
Andreas Graf, Project Manager EU Energy Policy, Agora Energiewende
Andreas Graf supports the work of Agora Energiewende on the European Green Deal by helping to develop scientifically based and politically feasible recommendations for policy-makers in Brussels. From 2014 to early 2017, he was a Researcher at the environmental policy think-tank Ecologic Institute in Berlin supporting research projects and dialogue processes on German and EU energy policy. Andreas Graf studied international relations, political science, environmental studies, and Germanic languages & literatures in Germany, the US, Japan, and India and completed traineeships in the European Commission and the German Bundestag.
Suzana Carp, Political Strategy Director, Bellona Foundation
Suzana is an experienced climate policy expert and campaigner, having successfully lead several advocacy efforts to change EU legislation and bring it closer in line with the Paris Agreement. She has been at the Bellona Europa office for a year working on the EU Climate Law and industrial decarbonisation. Previously she worked for Sandbag Climate Campaign, a UK based NGO known to have ‘fixed’ the EU ETS low price issue through a campaign which raised the price/tonne of CO2 from 5 E to currently 50. Suzana is from Romania and in her free time she campaigns for a fairer, citizens focused European Union.
Brigitta Bozsó, Climate Policy Coordinator, Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe
Brigitta works as climate policy coordinator at Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe - Europe's leading NGO coalition fighting dangerous climate change. In her work she focuses on the EU Effort Sharing Regulation.
Michael Bloss, Member of the European Parliament in the Greens/ EFA Group, Member of the ITRE and the ENVI Committee
Michael grew up in Stuttgart and studied International Relations and Globalisation and Development in Dresden and London. He worked as a consultant for the United Nations Development Group, in the regional parliament of Baden-Württemberg and for Ska Keller in Brussels, before he was elected to the EP in 2019. There, he is a full member of the Committee on ITRE and a substitute member of the ENVI Committee. Moreover, he is the coordinator of the Climate Core Group within the Greens/EFA Group.
Michael became engaged in the Greenpeace youth wing early on and then joined the Grüne Jugend in 2008 were he was active in various functions before he became spokesperson of FYEG in 2013. He is member of the party board of Bündnis 90/Die Grünen in his home region, Baden-Württemberg.