The EU has a difficult road ahead to reach climate neutrality by 2050. Even before the war in Ukraine, the obstacles were already substantial. However, given the current context of rising energy prices, achieving a just transition to a more sustainable future will be even more challenging.
On 14 June 2022, the think-tank Friends of Europe will hold its annual Climate and Energy Summit. This year’s summit aims to take the pulse of the climate crisis and energy transition, by focusing on how to strengthen EU’s energy sovereignty, the development of clean technologies and the role of sustainable finance in cutting down emissions.
Ahead of the summit, Debating Europe convened a citizens’ panel, with a mix of citizens and civil society representatives, to discuss energy and climate change. Their questions and comments will be responded to by participants at the summit on 14 June. You can watch the panel in the video above. Taking part were:
How can Europe achieve energy sovereignty? How can the EU create the conditions for climate innovation, and how can new technologies be deployed at speed and scale? How can this transition be financed fairly and effectively? Let us know your thoughts and comments in the form below and we’ll take them to policymakers and experts for their reactions!