EU Taxonomy at odds with climate, REPowerEU, and CEE countries

Online event. 28 June 2022 - 10:30h CEST

The image shows the red and white striped chimneys of a gas power plant in Penza, Russia. - EU's Russian gas phase-out
Gas power plant in the municipality of Penza, Russia. Photo by Pavel Neznanov on Unsplash.
10:30 28 Jun 2022 Online

Bellona Europa, E3G, and CAN Europe are hosting an online event on the EU Taxonomy and its misalignment with a path to net-zero, REPowerEU, and the needs of Central and Eastern European countries.

The European Commission’s REPowerEU strategy set the path to end Europe’s problematic dependency on fossil fuels, and in particular Russian fossil gas. The solution identified: to accelerate the continent-wide deployment of renewable and low-carbon technologies. Rather, the EU Taxonomy CDA makes these very solutions compete for sustainable funding with fossil gas. Join us for a discussion on how the CDA, if it remains unchanged, risks hindering the aims of the REPowerEU, locking in Europe’s fossil assets by green-lighting more investments into new fossil gas projects. This event will also delve into the CEE perspectives, and how the EU Taxonomy CDA will influence the CEE region in particular.

Agenda – EU taxonomy event

  • Welcome by moderator – Esther Bollendorff, EU Gas Policy Coordinator, CAN Europe.
  • Introduction of main conclusion event series – Lina Strandvåg Nagell, Senior Manager Projects & EU Policy, Bellona Europa.
  • Remarks from MEP Christophe Hansen, Group of the European People’s Party.
  • Aligning the EU’s green taxonomy with the new geopolitical reality – Tsvetelina Kuzmanova, Policy Advisor, E3G.
  • CEE perspective – Mihnea Cătuți, Head of Research, Energy Policy Group.
  • Q&A.

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