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ERA: Europe’s Energy Transition


24 Jan 2019 to 25 Jan 2019




Climate & Environment

Event Description

Climate change, energy and environmental law two years after the Paris Agreement



Climate change is one of the greatest challenges of our time and since energy production accounts for nearly 80% of EU greenhouse gas emissions, effective action on energy production and its use is essential to tackle climate change. This conference will focus on the climate action targets set by the EU to guarantee a transformation towards an energy-efficient and low-carbon economy.
The event will address the latest topics in energy regulation and provide environmental law practitioners with an analysis of recent legislation and ongoing policy developments at EU level in the field of European climate change and energy law.

Key topics

  • The Clean Energy Package – from concept to implementation
  • State aid rules for the energy transition
  • Legal aspects of integrated energy and climate planning
  • Outcome of the COP24
  • Enabling systems for a better expansion of renewables


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    Language: English

    Organisers: ERA and the Energy Community Secretariat

    Event number: 419DP77




    Dirk Buschle, Deputy Director, Energy Community Secretariat, Vienna

    Martina Doppelhammer, Deputy Head of Unit, Environmental Enforcement, DG Environment, European Commission, Brussels

    Leigh Hancher, Professor of European Law at the University of Tilburg

    Wolfgang Heusel, Director of the Academy, ERA, Trier

    Rozeta Karova, Energy Community Secretariat, Vienna

    Ludwig Krämer, Derecho y Medio Ambiente, Madrid

    Jesús Laviña, Head of Sector, Centre of Thematic Expertise for Connectivity, Agriculture, Environment and Regional Development, DG NEAR, European Commission, Brussels

    Irina Lazzerini, Sustainable Energy Expert, Energy Community Secretariat, Vienna

    Rafael Leal-Arcas, Professor of European and International Economic Law, Jean Monnet Chair in EU International Economic Law, Queen Mary University of London

    Annamaria Marchi, Case Handler, State Aid, Energy and Environment, DG Competition, European Commission, Brussels

    Michał Motylewski, Counsel, Energy and Natural Resources Practice Team, Dentons, Warsaw

    Paula Pinho, Head of Unit, Energy Policy Coordination, DG Energy, European Commission, Brussels

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

    Niels Schuster, Policy Officer, International and Inter-Institutional Affairs, DG CLIMA, European Commission, Brussels

    Peter Vajda, Senior Environmental Expert, Energy Community Secretariat, Vienna 



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    garagErasmus Foundation
    Communications Assistant Intern
    European Microfinance Network
    Project & Administrative Assistant