UCL-French Embassy workshop on energy and climate collaboration in Europe

On 21 September UCL-Energy held the final event in a series organised jointly with the French Embassy under the auspices of the long-established relationship between the French Embassy’s Science and Technology Department and UCL’s Grand Challenges programme.

The event was supported by the UCL Institute of Sustainable Resources, Climate Strategies and the Institute for Climate Economics (I4CE).

For the final event, UCL-Energy hosted an all-day collaboration workshop at the French Embassy Residence titled ‘Energy and Climate Collaboration in Europe: Ways Forward’. The workshop was attended by more than 30 participants consisting of UK, French and other European researchers, industry and development partners. (Full attendee list)

The workshop aimed to examine the intersection of national energy strategies in Northwestern Europe with cooperation across borders, with a particular focus on carbon pricing and sectoral strategies. The Paris Agreement set ambitious global goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and the EU submission confirmed its commitment to reduce emissions by 40% from 1990 levels by 2030; the UK government has now legislated its fifth carbon budget, with reduction 57% on similar timescale (2028-2032). Under the European Energy Union, cooperation is expected to grow further.

The full report can be accessed here.

UCL Energy-French Embassy fifth cycle events:

The Sixth Cycle of the UCL - French Embassy collaborative programme will be hosted by the UCL Institute for Global Governance. The first event of this cycle is a closed workshop and public panel debate titled: Climate Governance after the Paris Agreement on 25 November 2016. The preliminary workshop programme and event focus is now available.

Published on 29/09/2016

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