The EU has committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions to 80-95% below 1990 levels by 2050. The European Council has recognised that this commitment will require a revolution in energy systems, one which must start now. As a result, the current "Energy Roadmap 2050" is being developed by the European Commission. This outlines the various paths that are suitable to achieve the objectives of the energy sector.
The conference will address the established objectives of EU energy policy – sustainability, energy security and competitiveness, and focus on the question of how energy security and competitiveness can be improved throughout the transition to a low-carbon energy system.
GEF is currently organising discussions on the EU's 2050 energy framework across Europe, and has held events in Barcelona, Brussels, Berlin and Stockholm. Further information on the Energy Roadmap will be available on the GEF website following the Roadmap's publication.