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European Union climate and energy policy: The challenges of ramping up ambition

When May 23, 2019
from 03:00 PM to 04:00 PM
Where David Attenborough Building, Cambridge
Contact Name Dr Pablo Salas
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Speaker: Dr Pierre Bocquillon, Lecturer in Politics, University of East Anglia

In this presentation Pierre will discuss the political challenges of ramping up the European Union’s ( ambition on climate and energy in the wake of the 2015 Paris Agreement It focuses on the recently adopted 'Clean Energy Package', which sets the EU's governance framework for reaching its 2030 headline targets on clean energy and climate mitigation
This new governance framework entails a shift from a harder legislative approach for 2020 to a ' more' experimentalist' one for 2030 The presentation will look at the causes of this shift and the challenges it entails for achieving and stepping up its commitments.

Dr Pierre Bocquillon is a Lecturer in European Politics at the University of East Anglia (Prior to taking this position, he completed his PhD in the Department of Politics and International Studies, Cambridge, and was a post doctoral
research fellow in CEENRG. He works on energy and climate change politics in Europe, as well as on EU and comparative
European politics more generally His current research interests include the politics of renewable energy, the democratic governance of energy and climate change and the external dimension of EU’s energy and climate policies.

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