The EU Green Deal is the centerpiece of the EU strategy to transform Europe into the first carbon-neutral continent. The Green Deal, although aimed first and foremost at EU Member States, has important implications for EU neighbors and trading partners. First, the EU will not reach carbon neutrality without resorting to imports of carbon free energy, be it electrons or molecules. Second, as part of the Green Deal, the European Commission is proposing a carbon border adjustment mechanism (CBAM), to prevent carbon leakages and preserve Europe’s competitiveness—a mechanism that will have a serious impact for those countries that export goods to Europe, unless they themselves adopt stringent decarbonization targets. Third, the EU is planning to export the Green Deal, by showing the example and setting standards: one such area is the initiative for coal regions in transition, which is already being undertaken in the Western Balkans. Finally, the Green Deal emphasizes cooperation and market integration within the EU, but also with third countries, as being the most efficient way of reaching the objective of carbon neutrality.
The webinar will examine the external dimension of the EU Green Deal, review coal phase-out initiatives in the EU, the Mediterranean and around and give a perspective on efforts for better connecting markets South and North of the Mediterranean.
Dr Silvia Pariente-David, International Energy Consultant and Senior Advisor, Center for Mediterranean Integration
Jonathan Walters, Senior Associate, E3G
Matteo Urbani, MSc (M) is Senior Energy Analyst at the OME with 10+ years of experience in the field of electricity and gas markets. He has been involved in several EU projects as SECURE, REALISEGRID, MED-EMIP and CASES, working with international institutions as European Commission (EC), Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) and International Energy Agency (IEA); regional organizations as MedReg, ENTSO-E, MedTSO; energy companies, International Financial Institutions as World Bank, IFC, EBRD, EIB, and other sector-based regional entities (in particular: RES4MED, Medgrid, Medelec, Desertec-Dii, MEDENER, RCREEE, AUE, Eurelectric and Eurogas). Prior to joining OME in 2008, Mr. Urbani worked for EDF and the former Gaz de France (ENGIE today) as Energy Analyst in the International Branch, mainly on cross-border infrastructure projects and gas & power market studies. Mr. Urbani holds a MSc in Political Sciences and International Affairs from the University of Rome “La Sapienza”, Italy (majors: law & economics, international relations); and a MSc in Energy Economics, Industrial Organization and Geopolitics of Energy from the Paris-Dauphine University (2008), France (majors: energy economics, regulation of network industries, competition policy, geopolitics of energy).
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