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The @EnR_Network held its first in person meeting in over 2 years in #Lisbon. After a first day of fruitful discussion on collaborative action between Energy Agencies, today, the network held a seminar on #energy and #water #efficiency at national and local levels.
The President of @EnR_Network, @nelsonlage highlighted the role of energy agencies in the #GreenTransition, as enabling agents acting between international and local level, to balance the three dimensions of the #EnergyTrilemma: Security Affordability #Sustainability
Sec of State @Joaogalamba described the vision for national-local level governance towards #NetZero in 2050: "energy agencies work to mobilize local authorities, economic players, and citizens to fight #ClimateCrisis, to foster cities’ pivotal role to deliver the #EUGreenDeal"
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The #CzechPPC is starting NOW! As always, we'll be highlighting the best bits here on our Twitter account 💪🇨🇿

@IIR_Prague @dice_h2020 @EUROPEUMPrague @CEI_Secretariat @CzechMFA

TEPSA Secretary-General @CloosJim and IIR Director @oditrych are currently opening the #CzechPPC

"We are part of the same family. We are diverse, but we are part of the same family, and we have a shared European history"

- @CloosJim, TEPSA Secretary-General in his remarks to open the #CzechPPC

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🧵The war in #Ukraine impacts #foodsecurity in #NorthAfrica & globally. We asked what can Europe do 👉🏼 Today @EU_Commission presented its communication on safeguarding #FoodSecurity & reinforcing the resilience of #food systems 👉🏼
📖 Humanitarian assistance to #Ukraine & beyond will come partly through financial contributions to the @WFP. At the same time, the EU asks member states not to enforce export bans (as in Hungary) to avoid a rise in food prices, inflation & further conflicts. @VDombrovskis
🌿But this means, the EU allows to freeze ambitions for sustainability & resilience – derogating from greening obligations under the #EUGreenDeal & #EUFarm2Fork. Additional area of 4 million hectares can now be used for food & feed production. @jwojc @JeroenCandel @jeroenkwakbo
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⛔Toxic #Pesticides alert!⛔
+50 representants of org. signed an open letter demanding @EU_Commission that the #SUD reform is ambitious enough & contains strong legally binding use reduction targets, ensuring that farmers r supported in the transition
Other demands include:
- Not postponing the much-needed reform of #SUD
- Making sure that all EU food&feed safety standards r upheld
- @EU_Commission stands by its commitment 2 #F2F & Biodiversity Strategies,transitioning away from current model & its reliance on external inputs
What are we talking about?
Well, the #EUFarmtoFork and Biodiversity Strategies are two pillars of the #EUgreendeal hugely under attack from vested interest lobby groups, now cynically using Ukraine war as an excuse to postpone green policies.
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Diversification. Transformation. Independence. All at the same time.

REPowerEU is our plan to eliminate our dependence on Russian fossil fuels by 2027 and increase the resilience of the EU energy market.


To cut our dependence on Russian gas, we must diversify gas supply:

➕ LNG imports
➕ pipeline imports from non-Russian suppliers
➕ biomethane
➕ hydrogen

This can reduce EU demand for Russian gas by two thirds before the end of the year.
2️⃣ Transformation

REPowerEU will reduce faster our dependence on fossil fuels by:

💨tripling wind capacities by 2030
🌞accelerating the rollout of rooftop solar PV systems
🔋innovating hydrogen-based solutions
📝enabling faster permitting for renewable energy projects
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Putin's war demonstrates the urgency of accelerating our clean energy transition.

Today we outline REPowerEU - our plan to increase Europe's energy independence:

⚡ Reduced demand for Russian fossil fuels.

⚡ Emergency measures to tackle energy prices in Europe.

We simply cannot rely on a supplier who explicitly threatens us.

We will end our overdependence on Russian gas by diversifying gas supplies and reducing faster the use of fossil fuels in our homes, buildings, industry, and power systems.

Uncertainty on supply is rising pressure on energy prices in Europe.

To stop it and secure our gas supply, EU countries will be required to ensure that underground gas storage is filled up to at least 90% of its capacity by 1 October each year.

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❗️ STARTING NOW | Our #TalkingAfricaEurope on Climate and Energy begins. On the agenda:
🌿 #ClimateAction
🌍 #AUEUSummit
🤝 #CitizenEngagement
… and much more!
Kicking off our first #TalkingAfricaEurope discussion on the year, Mo Ibrahim, Founder and Chairman @Mo_IbrahimFdn, notes the importance of having cross-continental discussions, especially ahead of the #AUEUSummit. ⤵️
Joining us at today's #TalkingAfricaEurope discussion, @CharlesMichel, @eucopresident, stresses that the next #AUEUSummit should be "the opportunity for a new paradigm, for a new approach, for a new alliance between Africa and Europe". #ReimagineAfricaEurope
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📝Our #EUGreenDeal resolutions.

1️⃣ Planting 3 billion trees.

By 2030, we want to plant at least three billion additional trees across 🇪🇺 Europe while respecting ecological principles.

The right tree, in the right place, for the right purpose.

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2️⃣ Cutting methane emissions.

EU action on methane is essential to achieve climate neutrality by 2050.

We proposed strict rules on methane emissions from gas, oil and coal, to reduce emissions in these sectors by 80% by 2030.

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3️⃣ Reducing air, water and soil pollution.

By 2030, with our #ZeroPollution Action Plan we want to reduce:
✅ by more than 55% the health impacts of air pollution
✅ nutrient losses and chemical pesticides’ use by 50%
✅ the plastic waste in our oceans by 50%

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2021 has been a challenging year but we have managed to make progress towards a more resilient, greener, and more digital Europe.

⭐ It’s time to wrap up 2021! Let’s have a look at the main highlights of the year!
Undoubtedly, #NextGenerationEU has been the flagship initiative of the #vdLCommission in 2021.

💚More than a recovery plan, it is a chance to emerge stronger from the pandemic, transform our economies, and create opportunities for the Europe where we want to live.
🩹 What we’ve managed to achieve during 2021 was a true European success story.

✅All Europeans have access to vaccines.
✅Most vaccinated region in the world.
✅More than 1 billion vaccine doses exported worldwide.
✅Biggest donor of vaccines in the world.

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A modern, resource-efficient economy and climate-neutral by 2050. This is our objective.

This week we kept delivering on Europe’s climate targets with new #EUGreenDeal proposals.

⚡️Energy and climate
🚆Efficient and green mobility
⚖️Combating environmental crimes
➡Europe needs to decarbonise the energy consumed.

Our proposals will help cut emissions by:

🔸facilitating the uptake of renewable and low carbon gases, including hydrogen
🔸ensuring energy security for all citizens in Europe.
🔸removing regulatory barriers

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➡️Europe needs to curb methane emissions.

In a first-ever EU legislative proposal to reduce methane emissions in the energy sector, we will require the oil, gas and coal sectors to:

🔸report, and
🔸verify methane emissions

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Objective➡️EU climate neutrality by 2050.

We keep delivering on Europe’s climate targets with new #EUGreenDeal proposals.

📗 Decarbonising Europe's gas markets

📗 Cutting methane emissions

📗 Energy Performance of Buildings

📗 Sustainable Carbon Cycles
The 🇪🇺 needs to decarbonise the energy it consumes to cut emissions by 55% by 2030.

Our proposals will help reach that goal by:

🔸facilitating the uptake of renewable and low carbon gases, including hydrogen

🔸ensuring energy security for all citizens in Europe.

We aim to sustainably decarbonise the system.

We want to remove regulatory barriers to facilitate & promote access to the existing gas grid.

With these proposals we are creating the conditions for a cost-efficient deployment of renewable gases, including hydrogen.

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Faster rail connections, improved public transport, and better infrastructure for walking and cycling.

Today, we present four proposals to put the transport sector on track to cut its emissions by 90% and in line with the objectives of the #EUGreenDeal.

A smart and sustainable Trans-European Transport Network, boosting high-speed trains and embedding multimodality.

424 cities will be interconnected by ports, airports and railway terminals. Once completed, travel times between these cities will be considerably reduced. Image
Only 7% of rail kilometres travelled between 2001 and 2018 involved cross-border trips.

We aim to make long-distance cross-border train travel more attractive and the default travel option for many more 🇪🇺 passengers: quicker journeys, more frequencies, and more affordable. Image
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#PPCParis is about to begin! If you can't join us live at @SciencesPo_CEE then make sure to check out our Twitter highlights!

Welcome to DAY 1⃣ of #PPCParis! Florence Haegel from @SciencesPo_CEE is opening the conference now: "The overlapping of #EU2022FR with the #FrenchElections of 2022 will frame the agenda of the French Presidency to a great extent"

As part of these welcoming words to #PPCParis we thank Florence Haegel for her warm words and short analysis of the upcoming French Presidency of the @EUCouncil

We're about to hear also from TEPSA Secretary-General @CloosJim

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⬇️To deepen trade links
⬇️To strengthen global supply chains
⬇️To invest together in green and digital technologies
⬇️To keep people safe

💡The #GlobalGateway is our new strategy to connect the🌍

Together, we make connections work for people and the planet

The #GlobalGateway stands for trusted connectivity that works for people and the planet

For us, global connectivity needs to be:

🌳 sustainable
🤝 comprehensive
🛡️ secure
🧑🏾‍🤝‍🧑🏻 human-centric
🌍 geographically adapted

The #GlobalGateway is an innovative project to deploy digital networks and infrastructures with partner countries through investments in:

🌳☀️Climate and energy
👩‍🏫Education and research

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Today, we have adopted new proposals to:

🏞️ stop deforestation
♻️ innovate waste management
🌍 make soils healthy

These are tools to move to a circular economy, protect nature and climate, and lift environmental standards in the 🇪🇺 and the world.

From 1990 to 2020 the world has lost 420 m hectares of forest – an area larger than the EU.🌲

Our new rules would guarantee that the products that EU citizens buy and use on the EU market do not contribute to global deforestation and forest degradation.
Under the revised Regulation on waste shipments, we propose:

🚚stronger rules on waste exports
📊more efficient system for the circulation of waste
🖐️action against waste trafficking

Our new rules will boost the circular economy, while not harming the environment and health.
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👇Contrary to recent claims made by the Daily Express as below and on previous occasions, Ireland’s support for the EU in fact continues to remain strong and stable.

🧵A brief thread with some insights, #facts and figures on Ireland's relationship with the EU.

📊In our #EMIRedCPoll2021 84% of respondents stated that they wanted Ireland to remain in the 🇪🇺

Only 9% of people surveyed disagreed with this statement and figures were consistent across all parts of Ireland and among various age groups.

⚖Results also show that Irish people feel a close attachment to fundamental EU principles.

In 2021, 77% of those surveyed said that the @EU_Commission should only provide funds to Member State governments that adhere to these principles, such as #ruleoflaw #democracy #equality
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We're LIVE 🔴 for EU Solidarity Under Stress

For those of you unable to join in person check out the livestream via @YouTube for all the highlights from our panel: @MichaelKaeding, François Roux, @guyhmilton, @VanHeckeSteven, and @spornschlegel

As always, we'll also be highlighting the best bits here on Twitter - as @MichaelKaeding gives his introduction to the event as Moderator, let's get into a dynamic debate!

"When you ask a Polish citizen what #solidarity means to them, you will get a very different answer to if you ask another nationality"

- @MichaelKaeding, co-editor of "Solidarity in Action and the Future of Europe"

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(Thread) - New Report: we are proud to present ‘A Compass towards 2030’, which tracks progress towards a #resilient and #regenerative well-being #economy. Access it here:… #COP26 #ClimateCrisis (1/9)
We start from the observation, that the #EU is confronted with a proliferation of dashboards. They provide neither a narrative that is compelling, visually attractive and easy to understand nor a #political summary to monitor developments towards #BeyondGDP (2/9)
We take inspiration from #DoughnutEconomics to close this gap. The Doughnut shows overshoots of planetary boundaries (outer ring) & shortfalls on #social foundations (inner ring). Challenge of the century is to get into green ring: a #safe & just space for #humanity & #EU (3/9)
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In den letzten Tagen mehren sich skeptische Einschätzungen zu den Möglichkeiten des Gesetzgebers, den #Windenergieausbau zu beschleunigen. Nicht alle Ideen sind umsetzbar, aber wir sehen durchaus viele Stellschrauben. 👇Ein🧵zur Einordnung aus rechtswissenschaftlicher Sicht. 1/12
Für eine kurzfristige Beschleunigung ist der Rechtsrahmen zur Anlagengenehmigung entscheidend. Parallel muss auch direkt das Planungsrecht geändert werden, um die #Flächenverfügbarkeit zu verbessern und einen zielpfadkonformen Ausbau zu ermöglichen. Beides geht Hand in Hand. 2/12
Der Schlüssel für die Beschleunigung der Genehmigungen liegt eindeutig in Reformen des Fachrechts, nur am Rande im Verfahren- und Prozessrecht. Für eine Beschleunigung des Windenergieausbaus sollte der Gesetzgeber umfassend das Prüfprogramm entschlacken und klarstellen, ... 3/12
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Today, we have adopted our 2022 Work Programme, setting out next steps towards a post-COVID-19 Europe that is greener, fairer, more digital and resilient.

It contains 42 new policy initiatives across all six headline ambitions of President @vonderleyen. More ⤵
Making Europe the world’s first climate neutral continent by 2050!

For this, we will take further steps towards:
🚊zero-emission mobility
💧improving water & air quality
🥦new rules on sustainable use of pesticides
📱the right to repair instead of replace products

Delivering the EU’s digital transformation by 2030!
The Single Market remains key to our innovation.

We will address:
🖥️concerns on the supply of semi-conductors
🛡️common cybersecurity standards
🛰️EU space-based secure communications system
🤳digital skills & more

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With the #SofiaDeclaration, the 6 #WesternBalkans countries have committed to #climateneutrality in 2050. To achieve this, a #lignite phase-out for power production is needed, ideally by 2040. To support the debate, we have developed 6 pathways (THREAD). #EUGreenDeal 1/12 The Future of Lignite in the Western Balkans
Where do we stand today? WB-6 power markets consist almost exclusively of two generation technologies: #lignite and #hydro. The share of either source varies considerably between the countries. 2/12 The Future of Lignite in the Western Balkans
Finding 1: 90 % of #lignite power plants in the #westernbalkans was put into operation 30 or more years ago. 40 % of the capacities are older than 40 years. The power plant park is in urgent need of #modernisation. 3/12
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Decarbonisation requires making fossil energy more expensive – that’s the whole purpose of carbon pricing. Well, here we have expensive gas & oil! Will this help the energy transition?

Thread! 🧵✍️
The answer is highly unclear because:
1/ higher energy prices promote efficiency, but...

2/ it is now harder to add more price pressure to consumer bills, and

2/ gas prices have pushed electricity prices up, so the relative price of low-carbon energy has not improved
2/ Higher electricity prices bring no good news for the environment as the #GreenDeal relies on electrification to decarbonize polluting sectors of the economy

Expensive electricity will delay much needed investments in electric mobility, electric heat pumps, #GreenHydrogen….
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A teasing thread (1/25) on our new report that benchmarks energy scenarios and distils key indicators and insights for the #cleanenergy transition. Jointly produced by @EU_ScienceHub and @IRENA. Enjoy!… Image
(2/25) This figure presents the process for comparing long-term energy scenarios and the different steps that can be improved. Important steps are to identify and communicate key insights for the clean energy transition. Image
(3/25) The core of the benchmarking was to screen each study on reported indicators and assumptions. The aim? To find how we can improve scenario comparisons. Image
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“Climate change is only man-made, and since it is man-made, we can do something about it", said @vonderleyen in the #soteu21

The IPCC has made this clear to us, which is why the EU must lead by example and not fall into the fossil fuel trap 👇…
As President @vonderleyen pointed out, the #COP26 will be "the moment of truth for the major economies"

We welcome the proposal of €4 billion on climate finance for developing countries and the call to the US to also step up.

📣 But the EU needs to be ready to do more!
The new EU farming policy risks continuing funding for climate-wrecking farming models 😷

If it's serious about the #EUGreenDeal, the @EU_Commission must step in and ensure 🇪🇺countries stop harmful subsidies and fund climate-friendly farming instead…
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