The EU Climate and Energy Package
The EU Climate and Energy Package: Elements to assess its current performance and suggestions on the way forward / Sophie Galharret and Emmanuel Guérin. Idées pour le débat, n°1. Iddri, 2011, 18 p.
This analysis was released to support the discussions of the European Dialogue session in Venice in October 2010. The European Dialogue is an initiative coordinated by IDDRI, CEPS (Brussels) and FEEM (Milan). During 3 sessions in 2010, the Dialogue discussed critical issues on climate change and energy policies with key decision-makers of the Commission, national governments, European industries and NGOs. Discussions focused on: the impact of the Copenhagen agreement on EU strategy, instruments to drive transformation at the EU level, with particular attention given to the transport sector, along with financial and solidarity issues. The last session of the Dialogue was devoted to elements of a new EU strategy at the international level and the development of a new vision for EU domestic policies. This paper provides an assessment of the performance of existing energy and climate policies and suggests avenues to improve or complement the Climate and Energy Package. (© IDDRI)