Russia’s invasion of Ukraine exposed the fossil fuel crisis more than ever. On 18 May, the European Commission presented its new energy plan ‘REPowerEU’, with the objective of weaning off the EU’s reliance on energy imports from Russia and keeping energy prices under control.
This high-level event, organised as part of the LIFE Unify project, will focus on how Member States can use the ‘REPowerEU’ as an accelerator for the energy transition and climate mitigation.
The panel will reflect on bottlenecks to overcome and opportunities to seize at the national level – starting from adequate funding instruments and the upcoming revision of National Energy and Climate plans – in order to ensure that ‘REPowerEU’ brings the EU on track with 1.5°C-aligned 2030 climate targets and puts people at the heart of the transition.
In the company of:
Gerhard Huemer, SME United
Giulio Federico, Recovery & Resilience Task Force
Katerina Davidova, CDE / LIFE Unify
Olivier Vardakoulias, CAN Europe
Yolanda Garcia Mezquita, DG ENER