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Videoconference: “The EU Climate Law. The more ambitious, the better?”

Videoconference: “The EU Climate Law. The more ambitious, the better?”

Calendar from 23/09/2020 to 23/09/2020

Dear friend of the European Parliamentary Association,

We are delighted to invite you to “The EU Climate Law. The more ambitious, the better?”, a videoconference that will take place next Wednesday 23 Septemberfrom 7 to 7:30 pm, on Zoom.

To participate, you just have to click here, the day of the debate: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84582688001

The European climate law is at the center of many present and future political battles, as it will define the Union's climate objectives for decades to come.

In her State of the Union speech, the president of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, committed to reduce EU greenhouse gas emissions by 55% within 2030. One week ago, the MEPs of the Environment Committee called for an even more ambitious target, suggesting that emissions should be reduced by 60% in 2030, compared to 1990 levels. 

But this ambition is not shared by everyone in the European Parliament. Some MEPs believe that such an objective could undermine jobs, investment and innovation.

What does the European climate law really ask for? What are the strengths and weaknesses of the text that is being discussed? Why is the climate target for 2030 so important? What kind of constraints will the EU climate law introduce for member states? Does this proposal provide a good framework for environmental innovation? What is the EU’s strategy to increase policy to fight climate change without unleashing global retaliation?

We will try to answer these questions with:

Jakop Dalunde, Member of the European Parliament for the Greens/EFA group. Mr Dalunde is a Swedish politician who has been serving in the European Parliament since 2016. He currently sits in the Committee on Transport and Tourism and in the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy. 

We remain at your disposal for every additional information and we hope to see you there.