Green Deal Virtual Lunch Series: The ‘Fit-for-55’ Package: a Giant Leap for the European Economy?

With the “Fit for 55” package, the European Union (EU) is the first global player to turn its climate neutrality pledge into a wide set of transformative policy proposals. This complete overhaul of climate legislation will reshape the European economy at high speed, with far-reaching implications for all individuals, all sectors, and all trading partners.

To complete the negotiation journey, EU legislators will have to ensure fairness and cost-efficiency by striking the right balance between carbon pricing, standardization and facilitating measures. In this context, how should the Commission’s proposals be adjusted? Which trade-offs can be envisaged to bridge political and national divides? In the end, how to ensure that the EU now delivers on the Green Deal’s promise of a climate-neutral and prosperous economy?      

Chair: Marc-Antoine Eyl-Mazzega, Director, Center for Energy & Climate

Pascal Canfin, Member of the European Parliament (Renew Europe Group) and Chair of the ENVI committee
Henrike Hahn, Member of the European Parliament (Greens/EFA Group), Member of the ITRE committee and Spokesperson for Industrial Policy of the German Greens in the European Parliament
Moderator: Carole Mathieu, Head of EU Energy & Climate Programme, Center for Energy & Climate, Ifri

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