Are NECPs fit to deliver the EU Climate Law? #EUSEW2020 EVENT

Understanding the implications of the EU Climate Law on the Governance Regulation and financing opportunities

As part of the European Union’s 2030 climate and energy package, EU Member States are required to develop energy and climate strategies (NECPs). Following the launch of the European Green Deal and the publication of the EU Climate Law proposal, this session will discuss their implications on the NECPs and climate and energy targets. We will explore how the latter could set Member States on the path to climate neutrality by 2040 in line with the Paris Agreement.

A critical eye will be cast on the ambition of the final NECPs, addressing energy efficiency, renewables, and emissions reductions in light of the European Climate Law. 

Following the NECPs’ first planning period, this digital side event will look at the challenges EU Members States have been facing in the drafting and finalisation process. We will also examine the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on various financing opportunities such as the proposed Just Transition Mechanism, the new investment scheme under Invest EU and the EIB public loan facility.  

AGENDA (16 Jun. 2020, 10:00 - 11:30)

  • Welcome and introduction by Sabine Frank, Director, Carbon Market Watch
  • Panel discussion

Introductory statements:         

  • Paula Pinho, Head of Unit, European Commission DG Energy: The EC’s assessment of the final NECPs in light of the Climate Law proposal
  • Nancy Saich - EIB Senior technical advisor on Climate Change: Finance tools for the European Green Deal (tbc.)

National perspectives and responses from policy-makers and policy advocates:

  • João Sarmento – Environment & Energy attache’, Portuguese Permanent Representation to the EU  (tbc.)
  • Edoardo Zanchini - Legambiente- Vice President

Moderator: Patrick Ten Brink - EEB Director of EU Policy

Closing remarks: Pascal Canfin - Member of the European Parliament, Renew Europe Group (tbc.)