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European Commission and European Parliament: High-level conference on clean energy financing

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Delivering the energy transition for jobs, growth and investment



This high-level conference, which will take place on 7 November 2017 in Brussels, Belgium, focuses on how to finance clean energy as well as create jobs and boost economic growth.


The energy sector is key to the European economy, but it also represents two thirds of greenhouse gas emissions, so will play a central role in the implementation of the Paris Agreement. To achieve the EU's goals of reducing its impact on the environment, significant additional investment will be needed. It is estimated that in order to reach the EU's 2030 energy and climate targets, about €379 billion of investment will be needed every year between 2020 and 2030, mostly in energy efficiency, renewable energy sources, and infrastructure.


Significant investment is needed in the energy sector to help the EU achieve its ambitious climate change targets, which were agreed as part of the Paris Agreement. The Clean Energy for All Europeans package aims to set the legal framework to make this transformation possible. To look at the issues involved, the European Parliament will host this conference on financing clean energy for all Europeans in Brussels on 7 November from 9.30 to 18.30 CET. The event is organised by the Parliament and the European Commission.


Bringing together political leaders, policy makers, the investor community, energy market participants and other stakeholders, the conference will review and debate the Clean Energy Package and focus on specific areas of investment in the energy transition:


  •         The current and future role of EU financial support for the energy transition
  •         Setting the scene: making the clean energy transition happen
  •         Supporting the shift towards clean and efficient energy at the local level
  •         Investing in energy projects – interconnectors
  •         Investing in renewables to connect Europe


Registration deadline: 31 October 2017.


For further information and registration, please visit the event's website at the link below.


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