A stress test for coal in Europe under the Paris Agreement

9 February 2017, 10:00-12:00h
Norway House
Rue Archimède 17
1000 Brussels

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This event is a launch of a new report that elaborates a strategy for phasing-out coal in the European Union and its member states and provides a science based shut-down schedule of coal power plants in line with the Paris Agreement long-term temperature goal. The findings will be presented by the researchers and discussed by European political decision makers and diverse civil society actors.

Key messages from the report are of immediate relevance to current policy debate, in particular the Winter Package and ETS reform, which belong to the current key instruments determining future coal investments and related emissions pathways.

Presentation of report findings will be underpinned by a discussion of policy changes able to deliver this phase-out at member state and EU level. Report authors will be joined by prominent European political decision makers, civil society and trade union representatives for a panel discussion. The panel includes:

  • Artur Runge-Metzger, Head of ‘Climate Strategy, governance and emissions from non-trading sectors’ at DG Climate Action of the European Commission
  • Stephan Singer, Senior Advisor for Global Energy Policies at the Climate Action Network (CAN International)
  • Alison Tate, Director of Economic and Social Policy of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC)

The event will be followed by light lunch.