The 24th Conference of the Parties (COP) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change in Katowice (Poland) is expected to agree, in December 2018, on the rulebook for the Paris Agreement. It is also to set the stage for the first review of existing national climate action plans (“Nationally Determined Contribution”, NDCs) due in 2020 under the Agreement. COP-24 also comes at the end of a busy year of EU climate and energy governance which has seen the adoption of the major cornerstones of the EU Climate and Energy Policy Framework for 2030 (emissions trading, effort-sharing, renewable energy, energy efficiency, governance of the Energy Union, and more) as well as the release of a proposed long-term strategy for the EU to become climate-neutral.

After the close of the climate COP in Katowice, this roundtable debate will try to take stock and explore the implications for international and European climate policy moving forward. What has been achieved in 2018? What should be priorities for EU climate and energy policy both domestically and at the international level for the next year(s))? What are the prospects for advancing the climate and energy transition in Europe and globally against the backdrop of evolving international and European politics?

Join us to discuss the status and prospects of international and European climate and energy governance after COP-24 with:

  • Jacob Werksman, Principal Advisor, European Commission, DG Climate Action
  • Ulriikka Aarnio, Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe
  • Harro van Asselt, University of Eastern Finland
  • Claire Dupont, Ghent University (chair)


The policy forum starts at 12:00h and will end at approximately 14:00h. A sandwich lunch will be provided between 12:00h and 12:30h.
Participation is free of charge and open to all but due to space limitations, registration is mandatory.
This event is organised in the context of the Jean Monnet Network ‘Governing the EU’s Climate and Energy Transition in Turbulent Times’ (GOVTRAN) pursued with the support of the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union.

The climate COP in Katowice

Institute for European Studies, Pleinlaan 5, 1050 Brussels


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