Webinar: “What does the future hold for the EU’s research and innovation of decarbonisation?”

As the European Green Deal agenda is being set, decarbonisation will be a key consideration in moving this agenda forward for the EU, as will growing the competitiveness of the EU economy. This webinar will look at some of the most pressing questions around decarbonisation and the crucial next steps for the EU in becoming the first carbon-neutral continent.

The DEEDS Project invites you to join us for our webinar:

“What does the future hold for the EU’s research and innovation of decarbonisation?”

Wednesday 19th February 2020*

In 2018, the High-Level Panel (HLP) of the European Decarbonisation Pathways Initiative published a report that outlined a Research and Innovation (R&I) strategy for a low carbon future in the EU, while growing the competitiveness of the EU economy. Based on this report, the DEEDS project developed an online survey to collect feedback from key stakeholders. Bringing this work together, and in light of the European Green Deal, the DEEDS project is looking at how the EU’s R&I in decarbonisation will be undertaken in the future.

As the European Green Deal agenda is being set, decarbonisation will be a key consideration in moving this agenda forward for the EU, as will growing the competitiveness of the EU economy. This webinar will look at some of the most pressing questions around decarbonisation and the crucial next steps for the EU in becoming the first carbon neutral continent.

Maria van der Hoeven, vice-chair of the HLP and former Executive Director of the International Energy Agency, will discuss the HLP final report, the steps needed for the EU is to meet the goal of being carbon neutral by 2050, focusing on Transition-Superlabs as a key route to decarbonisation.

Miguel Muñoz Rodriguez, Head of Climate Policies at the Directorate of Energy Policies and Climate Change in the company Iberdrola (Chairman Office) and member of the Board of Spanish Association for Energy Economics, will share a private sector perspective, looking at where the economic opportunities lie in decarbonisation