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ERA: Europe’s Energy Transition Climate change, energy and environmental law four years after the Paris Agreement


24 Oct 2019 to 25 Oct 2019





Event Description


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
  • Step-by-step solutions for combating climate change
  • Preparations for the COP25
  • Legal aspects of integrated energy and climate planning
  • Enabling systems for a better expansion of renewables


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    Live Stream: The event will be live-streamed. As a participant of the live stream you will be able to address written questions to the panel.


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      Language: English

      Organisers: ERA and the Energy Community Secretariat

      Event number
      419DP77 (Conference)
      419SD77 (Live Stream)




      Dirk Buschle, Deputy Director, Energy Community Secretariat, Vienna

      Milan Elkerbout, Research Fellow, Energy Climate House, Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS), Brussels

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

      Wolfgang Heusel, Director of ERA, Trier

      Rozeta Karova, Energy Community Secretariat, Vienna

      Manuel Kellerbauer, Member of the Legal Service, European Commission, Brussels

      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

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

      Péter Staviczky, Attaché for State Aid, Hungarian Permanent Representation, Brussels

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

      Mechthild Wörsdörfer, Director of Sustainability, Technology and Outlooks (STO), International Energy Agency (IEA), Paris



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      Head of Unit
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      UITP - International Association of Public Transport
      EU Communications Junior Manager (position based in Brussels)
      Project Manager
      Global Methane Hub
      Deputy Program Director- Energy
      Global Methane Hub
      Program Officer- Energy
      Assonime - l'Associazione fra le Società Italiane per Azioni
      Stage per Policy Assistant
      Council of European Municipalities and Regions
      Research Analyst