Paris, 14 May 2013 – European Energy transitions and citizens dialogues
We organize a conference in partnership with the European Economic and Social Committee, that will be attended by the French Minister of Energy Delphine Batho, her Danish counterpart Martin Lidegaard and by our founding President Jacques Delors, among others. May 14, Paris, 17-21 Place Etienne Pernet Macif. Translation english/french will be available.
The massive reduction of CO2
emissions linked to energy production, transport and consumption by 2050
requires both a radical change in our habits and considerable investments.
Fundamental questions are raised, in particular: how can we secure Europe’s
energy supplies? How can we ensure access of all to energy? How do we preserve
Europe’s competitiveness in a context of rising energy prices? How do we face
risks in this field?
To answer to each of these questions
a close involvement of civil society as well as a European perspective will be
essential. Given the scope of the necessary transformations and investments in
the energy sector policy-makers will need to rely on citizens’ participation
and involvement to be able to make informed and legitimate choices. It is
therefore essential to reflect on the governance of energy policy and the role
of civil society, especially to support the energy transition.
France has launched a National debate on the energy
transition that is ambitious both by its methods and its objective. In this
context the European
Economic and Social Committee and Notre Europe Jacques Delors
Institute invite you to a conference aiming to:
European added value to the debate on the energy transition in France and on
the European Energy Community
the European Economic and Social Committee’s proposal for a European Energy
start an on-going civil society dialogue in the EU and promote such debate in
other member states.
This conference will be attended by inter
alia French Energy Minister Delphine Batho, Jacques Delors, and stakeholders
in the French debate as well as European representatives.
Programme and registration