European Union Climate Action and Energy Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete visited Berlin on March 20 to participate in the 2017 edition of the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue, the Commission said.
The Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue brings together key international decision-makers in energy policy, industry, science and civil society as well as foremost energy experts from all over the world.
The Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue 2017 will be particularly important as Germany holds the presidency of the G20. This year’s session will focus on how to successfully align the energy system with the targets of the Paris Agreement in a cost efficient way; and how to set the right framework to trigger the necessary investments in energy efficiency and renewable energy.
The Clean Energy for all Europeans Package was presented on November 30, 2016, with a view to speeding both the clean energy transition and growth and job creation, leading the way to the EU’s Energy Union, one of the ten priorities of the Juncker Commission.