Energy Transition in Europe: Options for Constitutional Reform

International Conference on European Energy Policies.

  • The Common Hall (Fællessalen) in the Danish parliament building, Christiansborg, Copenhagen

The conference aims to explore the political opportunities at the European constitutional level in order to promote a green energy transition. The conference may, inter alia, argue for a Danish political platform for a European energy and climate policy based on renewable energy.

The first part of the conference will deal with EURATOM, as nuclear power with its own treaty continues to have a special position in the EU among energy technologies.

The second part of the conference will address the constitutional possibilities for promoting a green energy transition, including the proposal for a new European Energy Transition Protocol.

The conference language is English.

PROGRAM    

 

13.00-13.05

Introduction, Chair: Dr. Göran Bryntse, Chairman of SERO 

13.05-13.15

WELCOME SPEECH by Ida Auken, Energy and Climate Spokesperson for the Danish Social Liberal Party and Former Minister for the Environment 

13.15-13.45

Dr. Dörte Fouquet, Partner at Becker, Büttner and Held Law Firm
The Future of the Euratom Treaty: What are the Legal Options?

13.45-14.15

Antony Froggatt, Energy Research Consultant and Senior Research Fellow, The Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House
Brexit’s Impact on Euratom 

14.15-14.50

PANEL DEBATE: What Future for the Euratom Treaty?

PANELLISTS: Dr. Dörte Fouquet, Antony Froggatt and Dr. Johan Swahn, Director, The Swedish NGO Office for Nuclear Waste Review

MODERATOR: Heinz Stockinger, Chairman of Plattform gegen Atomgefahren Salzburg

14.50-15.10

REFRESHMENT BREAK

15.10-15.40

Dr. Wilhelm Bergthaler, Lawyer at Haslinger, Nagele & Partner and Honorary Professor at Institute of Environmental Law, Johannes Kepler Universität Linz 
The European Energy Transition Protocol

15.40-16.20

PANEL DEBATE: A New Energy Constitution for Europe: How Big Is the Need And Is It Possible?
PANELLISTS: Dr. Wilhelm Bergthaler, Troels Ranis, Director Energy and Environment, Confederation of Danish Industry, Prof. Emeritus Thomas B. Johansson, The International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics, Lund University

MODERATOR: Dr. Göran Bryntse

16.20-16.30

Dr. Göran Bryntse: CONCLUSIONS and CLOSING OF CONFERENCE

 

As of Thursday June 7th registration is no longer possible.

Changes in the program may occur. 

IMPORTANT PRACTICAL INFORMATION:

  • Access to the hall through the visitors entrance next to the front steps of the parliament building.
  • We recommend that the conference participants arrive no later than 12.30 (half an hour before the start of the conference). All visitors have to pass through a security check. 

Organisers of the conference:

NOAH Friends of the Earth Denmark, The Danish Ecological Council, SustainableEnergy, Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy, The Swedish NGO Office for Nuclear Waste Review, The Swedish Renewable Energies Organization and Plattform gegen Atomgefahren in Austria. 

The conference is supported by Miljø- og Energifonden, The OOA Foundation and 1. Majfonden


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