Tuesday, 19th January 2016 14:00 - 16:00 GMT, London or by Webex

IIGCC Policy programme meeting

Following the momentous result of the COP in Paris, in particular an agreement on climate neutrality in the second half of the century and a tightening of the temperature goal far below 2 degrees or even 1.5 degrees C, the European Union is starting to analyse the implications this has for the EU’s 2030 climate-energy framework. Current legislation is geared towards 2 degrees, not far below 2 degrees/1.5 degrees.

Will the EU increase its headline GHG reduction target for 2030 from 40% to 50%? When will this increase – if it happens – occur and what timescale should we push for as IIGCC? Should we support alignment with a 1.5 degrees pathway? Heads of State and Government have already asked the Commission to come forward with an analysis of the implications of the Paris agreement for the EU – the stage is set.

IIGCC will hold a Policy programme meeting on Tuesday 19th January 2015, 2-4 PM GMT/3-5pm CET (in person in London or by phone/webinar). This is for IIGCC members only - please contact us if you would like more information on how to participate.

The agenda:

Paris debrief
Quarterly update from our public affairs agency in Brussels: Consequences of the Paris agreement for the EU
IIGCC strategy discussion surrounding the consequences of the Paris agreement for the EU
Further activities with regard to carbon leakage
UK policy