14 Jul 2015

EU Climate and Energy Governance: There’s more to it than meets the eye

Christian Egenhofer / Andrei Marcu / Jorge Núñez Ferrer / Fabio Genoese / Milan Elkerbout

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In this new CEPS Commentary, a team of climate and energy specialists argue that a reliable system of climate and energy governance in the EU would certainly need to go beyond the issues that are identified in the 2030 framework for climate and energy and the Energy Union. In their view, such a system would consist of no less than seven complex areas, which they proceed to outline and discuss their interrelationships. To ensure that these areas are dealt with in an integrated manner, they recommend that the European Commission creates a roadmap – possibly in the form of a Communication – that would indicate the direction, interactions and a timeline for their adoption.

Christian Egenhofer is Senior Research Fellow and head of the CEPS Energy and Climate research unit; Andrei Marcu is Senior Advisor and Head of the Carbon Market Forum; Jorge Núñez-Ferrer is Associate Research Fellow at CEPS; Fabio Genoese is Research Fellow at CEPS; and Milan Elkerbout is Research Assistant in the CEPS Carbon Market Forum.