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Brussels Policy Dialogue II

22 October 2019, 12:00

Bruegel (Rue de la Charité, 33 - 1200 Brussels, Belgium)












Read our report on this Policy Dialogue

The global response to the Paris Agreement is insufficient to meet the long-term temperature goals. The current gaps refer not solely to NDC targets and underlying emission projections, but notably to inadequate international enabling conditions that would permit governments and non-state actors to effectively increase ambition.

The COP21 RIPPLES Policy Dialogue will bring together diverse perspectives (researchers, EU and government representatives, high level decision makers and influencers, and other interested stakeholders) to engage in an open dialogue on the key elements to strengthen so as to keep the Paris goals within reach, based on a shared diagnosis of the adequacy of the global response to date.

The Dialogue will focus on technology, finance, industrial transformations and the political economy, as have been identified by COP21 RIPPLES research as key leverage points for triggering transformation. Particularly focus will be given to the EU contribution to this global response – both as an international actor and as a means to lever domestic progression.


12:00 – 13:00 Lunch & registration

13:00 – 13:30


Opening address: Diagnosis of the adequacy of the global response to the Paris Agreement
Henri Waisman and Marta Torres Gunfaus, COP21 RIPPLES Project Coordinators, IDDRI

Reflections from the European Commission
Olivia Gippner, DG CLIMA

13:30 – 14:45 Session 1: Finance and innovation gaps and how to facilitate access to capital and technology in a fair manner

Maciej Bukowski, WiseEuropa
Hugues Chenet, University College London
Michael Grubb, University College London
Michiel Schaeffer, Climate Analytics
Luis Zamarioli, Frankfurt School

14:45 – 15:00 Coffee break

15:00 – 16:30


Session 2: Global industrial transformation and political economy in emerging economies

Table 1: Advancing industrial transformation through technology and innovation governance: Options for the EU (led by Tomas Wyns, IES-VUB)

Table 2: Raising competitiveness through ambitious climate policy (led by Ramiro Parrado, CMCC)

Table 3: Challenges of industrial decarbonisation and the need for international governance: A South African perspective (led by Hilton Trollip, University of Cape Town)

Table 4: Key components for a steel sector decarbonisation Club (Lukas Hermwille, Wuppertal Institute)


16:30 – 17:00


Take-aways for EU and international climate policy 

EU policy perspective: Georg Zachmann, Bruegel
Scientific body perspective: Emilio La Rovere, COPPE-UFRJ
International climate policy perspective: Lola Vallejo, IDDRI

17:00 – 18:30 Reception – drinks