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|| The 3rd Edition of the Franco-German Energy Forum: Europe post-Covid-19 - Political and economic decisions for the energy transition and climate protection
||The Franco-German Office for the Energy Transition - The Federal Foreign Office - The Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy - The French Embassy in Germany
|| Online Seminars
- Climate Change
- Renewable Energy
|| Online Seminar
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|| The EU has set itself ambitious goals for the year 2050: the expansion of renewable energies is to be pushed ahead decisively and Europe is to become the first climate-neutral continent in the world. In addition to national strategies for climate protection, this goal requires international coordination and cooperation.
Both the EU Commission and various national governments have, despite the corona pandemic and the expected economic consequences, affirmed their intention to stick to this project. In view of the various announced measures to revive the economy, the “Green Deal” could be of decisive importance. The Franco-German Energy Forum offers decision-makers and experts from politics, industry, business, science and civil society the opportunity to exchange ideas and discuss appropriate measures.
The main focus will be on the design and interaction of (trans) national specifications and timetables for reducing greenhouse gases. In addition to the plans of the EU Commission, its foreign and economic policy implications as well as its technical requirements are examined. In a subsequent discussion round, the binational focus of the Energy Forum will be expanded to include the perspective of Poland in order to discuss obstacles, opportunities and perspectives of energy policy cooperation in the “Weimar Triangle”.
In addition, various examples will be presented within the framework of the Energy Forum, which are already making a practical contribution to the success of the energy transition or can make such a contribution. Here, too, there is a special focus on existing and future transnational projects between Germany and France, as well as on current developments and opportunities for cooperation with Poland.
Last but not least, the forum is dedicated to the question of how the European economy can be reshaped in a sustainable manner. Here, scientists and business representatives are given the opportunity to discuss funding opportunities and the added value of climate-friendly investments. It must be discussed to what extent green growth can represent a perspective for economic reconstruction after the Corona crisis.