"Power talks" event

Power Talks – The Just Transition to Clean Energy in Europe

05 December 2017

Aloft Brussels Schuman, Place Jean Rey, 1040 Brussels, Belgium

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The European Social Partners in the electricity sector recognise the need for rapid and coherent action to decarbonise the economy to tackle climate change and its negative impacts on environment, society and economy. The Paris Agreement makes reference to a just transition, and in times of urgent action required to tackle climate change we jointly declare a need for a just clean energy transition in order to facilitate actions for a sustained decarbonisation of the sector as well as the entire European economy.

The just energy transition must contribute to economic growth and creation of sustainable high-quality employment in Europe. Therefore, ensuring a successful clean energy transition in Europe requires mobilisation and support of all concerned stakeholders and European citizens.

In order to tap the full potential of green job creation, and to support companies regions and local communities relying on carbon intensive activities in their adaptation processes and low carbon investments, additional financial resources will have to be mobilised under the next Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF).

EURELECTRIC, together with IndustriAll Europe and EPSU, is pleased to invite you to debate this important challenge for Europe, and the best way forward, with our high level panellists. Join us for a lively debate!


17.30 - 18.00: Welcome Drinks

18.00 - 19.00: Panel and Q&A     
Introduced by Ivo SCHMIDT, Member of Cabinet of Vice-President of the Commission Maroš Šefčovič 

Moderator: Clare TAYLOR, Journalist, Energy Post

  • Kristian RUBY, Secretary General, EURELECTRIC
  • Jan Willem GOUDRIAAN, Secretary General, EPSU
  • Luc TRIANGLE, Secretary General, IndustriAll Europe

Concluding Remarks by Clare TAYLOR

19.00 - 19.30: Networking

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