Ministerial Briefing on European Climate Action

Ministerial Briefing on European Climate Action
Senate Dirksen Building, Room 562
March 17, 2009, 12 - 1:30 pm

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As Washington debates new efforts to address climate change, many are looking to the experiences of the European Union for lessons to inform U.S. policymaking.  In this high-level briefing, three EU Ministers outline the bloc's climate and energy policies, including recent revisions to the EU Emissions Trading Scheme, and offer insights on the EU's experiences to date.

The New EU Energy and Climate Package
Martin Bursik
Minister for the Environment, Czech Republic (holds current EU Presidency)

Emissions Trading at the Heart of Effective Climate Policy
Stavros Dimas
EU Commissioner for the Environment

Climate Change as an Opportunity
Andreas Carlgren
Minister for the Environment, Sweden (to hold next EU Presidency)

Chaired by
Eileen Claussen
President, Pew Center on Global Climate Change



Read the Pew Center's summary: Emissions Trading in the European Union: A Brief History