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In conversation with K.D. Borchardt

The European Commission proposes to increase the EU’s 2030 emissions reduction target from 40% to at least 55%.

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On 16 September 2020, European Commission President von der Leyen at the State of the Union Address at the European Parliament announced the proposal to increase the 2030 target for emission reduction to at least 55%. She said, that this target is “ambitious, achievable and beneficial for Europe”.

What does it mean for the energy sector? What needs to be done additionally to the adopted Clean Energy for all European Package? How COVID-19 pandemic could influence the pathway to this target?

We will discuss it with the Deputy Director-General, DG Energy, Klaus-Dieter Borchardt.

The 45′ event will be hosted by the FSR Professors Andris Piebalgs and Christopher Jones.


Hosts: Prof. Andris Piebalgs and Prof. Christopher Jones

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Klaus-Dieter Borchardt
Deputy Director General, DG Energy
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Andris Piebalgs
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