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Europe’s role in Future Global Climate Policy

Energy, climate change and the environment

CEPS Conference Room
1, Place du Congrès 1000 Brussels
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Europe’s role in Future Global Climate Policy


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Final conference of the AMPERE project, with the financial support of the European Commission, 7th Framework Programme. Click here to see the programme.

The international target of limiting long-term global warming to 2°C and the EU target of reducing emissions at least 80% below 1990 levels by 2050 are directly interlinked. Achieving these goals poses significant challenges as well as opportunities for technology and investment. To date, however, domestic and international action does not yet match these long-term goals. This may result in pitfalls: lock-in into carbon-intensive energy capacity, emissions leakage to non-abating regions and policy uncertainty.

These complexities and their economic implications have been evaluated by the AMPERE project, an international modelling platform funded by the European Commission. AMPERE is a collaborative effort by researchers from across Europe as well as from Asia and America that examines a wide range of mitigation scenarios reflecting the limitations of real-world policies.

This conference will bring together climate policy experts and stakeholders to discuss the key AMPERE findings and relate them to Europe’s options for climate mitigation strategies and current discussions of a 2030 framework for EU climate and energy policies. Experts will also discuss the prospects for internationally coordinated action based on the Durban platform.

High-level panel on climate change mitigation pathways
With international climate policy at a crossroads within Europe and globally, a variety of potential policy scenarios may emerge. A panel of high-level experts will provide their perspectives on possible international and European mitigation pathways and discuss the challenges and opportunities for European decarbonisation among fragmented international climate policy.

Stakeholder session on international climate action
AMPERE researchers will present insights into the economic and climate implications of potential futures in terms of technology and international climate action. A panel of international experts will contribute further perspectives on currently perceivable developments.

Stakeholder session on the challenges and benefits of European decarbonisation
Perspectives and findings on the options, costs and co-benefits of European decarbonisation will be discussed among researchers and industry representatives.

AMPERE policy brief on Assessment of Climate Change Mitigation Pathways and Evaluation of the Robustness of Mitigation Cost Estimates