Energise europe roundtable : Delivering the 2050 decarbonisation target - Perspectives from the European Commission and the German industry

Barbara Mariani, Thibault Jacobs

At the March European Council, Heads of State and Government requested the European Commission to present by Q1 2019 an updated strategy for how Europe will deliver its 2050 decarbonisation target in line with the Paris Agreement, taking into account national plans. Member States will need to begin working on their integrated national energy and climate plans once the Energy Union Governance package is agreed, which will have to ensure consistency with the European Union’s path to meet the Paris objective.

Amongst the Member States that have made long-term commitments is Germany, where the Federal Government has established an objective of reducing greenhouse gas emissions in Germany by 80 to 95% by 2050 compared to 1990 levels to contribute to the European Union’s climate targets.

Is this target achievable? What will this imply for the national economy and for wider society? What are the scenarios and the policy options?  These are among the basic questions with which all EU governments will be confronted when choosing the right national strategies.

BDI, the Confederation of German Industry, has undertaken the study “Climate Paths for Germany“, which outlines economically cost-efficient strategies for Germany to deliver on the political objective. The study has looked at two different world scenarios: “Lack of global ambition” and “Global climate protection” and has identified in both scenarios to what degree and under which conditions the politically envisaged carbon reductions are feasible.

Please join FleishmanHillard for a presentation on Germany’s potential path forwards, with the European Commission giving its view of the how the EU Climate Framework will need to adjust to be in line with the Paris Agreement.



Antje Fiehn, Senior Manager European Energy and Climate Policy, BDI/BDA the German Business Representation

Megan Richards, Director Energy Policy, DG ENERGY, European Commission


12th June 2018, 12.00-14.00

FleishmanHillard Offices, 35 Square de Meeûs, 1000 Brussels


A lunch will be served from 12.00

For more information and registration, [email protected]. RSVP by Thursday 7 June.

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  • Thibault Jacobs

    Thibault leads the Integrated Communications and Reputation Management team. He is also Head of Media relations and a Certified Crisis counsellor, and leads the DE&I work of the FleishmanHillard EU. Thibault has a strong experience in Strategic and Corporate communications, public relations and public affairs....

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