Energy & Climate Change Working Group

Representatives of Brussels-based offices leading the work of the Energy & Climate Change Working Group.

Energy & Climate Change WG Leader

Leader

Charles Abbott

Scotland Europa

Irene Palomino Antolín

Leader

Irene Palomino Antolín

Extremadura Goverment

Energy & Climate Change WG Leader

Leader

Emilia Pernaa

West Finland European Office

Solveig Skåravik

Leader

Solveig Skåravik

Oslo Region

Pieter Faber

Leader

Pieter Faber

Cities Northern Netherlands

Energy & Climate Change

The main objective of the Energy & Climate Change Working Group is to act as a platform to discuss and share information on energy-related priorities and funding programmes, especially looking at the Green Deal and Horizon Europe. Since the energy-related topics are gaining importance in the European context, the WG will explore links and synergies with other areas in which energy plays a central role and cooperate with other ERRIN Working Groups.

Last Working Group Meetings

Last Working Group Meetings

Energy

Bioeconomy and Energy WG: Opportunities for waste from the agri-food sector

Anonymous

Circularity is a core element of the European Commission’s vision for the EU bioeconomy. Applying the circular economy to the agri-food sector is important to increase resource efficiency and to

Energy WG

Energy & Climate Change WG Meeting: Hydrogen energy applications

Teresa Vio

 Save the date for the upcoming Energy & Climate Change WG Meeting on Hydrogen! The aim of this meeting will be to discuss and present solutions to R&I barriers in Hydrogen energy

WG Events

WG Events

EU Sustainable Energy Week 2020

The 15th edition of EU Sustainable Energy Week is set to run from 22nd - 26th June 2020. As part of the week, a Policy Conference and Networking village will run from 23rd - 25th June. EUSEW is the biggest event dedicated to renewable and efficient energy use in Europe.  Calls for local sustainable energy events are expected to be launched in January 2020 in anticipation of EUSEW, while registration is expected to open in April 2020.  For more information, click here. 

Energy ConFusion 2020

Energy ConFusion is a innovative business conference focussed on a sustainable future. The two-day event in Northern Sweden will discuss electrification, energy stroage and smart energy solutions.  Energy ConFusion hopes to be a place where new clean energy ideas can be generated. It is the second year of this event that promises interaction, inspiration and innovation.  Organised by North Sweden Cleantech, a regional innovation and export platform, the conference will comprise of events, exhibitions and matchmaking activities.  To find out more and to register, click here.   

INSPIRE 2020 Conference

This year's INSPIRE conference will focus on sustainable digitalisation and digital sustainability in line with the Towards a Sustainable Europe by 2030 initiative. The confernece will ask how digitalisation can help create a more sustainable Europe. This year the conference will take place in Dubrovnik, Croatia over four days. The conference will be a chance to the INSPIRE directive can fuel development. Find more information here. 

LIFE information and networking day

As the European Commission has announced more funding for LIFE projects, further calls for proposals will be launched in April. An information and networking day about the LIFE call for project proposals will be held online at the end of April.  The morning session will highlight changes to the programme from previous years, while the afternoon will be dedicated to networking with other participants, sharing experience and matching with potential partners. Representatives from the LIFE project and the EC will also be present. The main topics covered by LIFE are: Environmental technologies…

Welcome to a GREAT end conference!

This event has been canceled, for more information please see the links below.  Join GREAT in Brussels on 18 March 2018 to celebrate the results of the Action. A day of sharing insights on alternative fuel infrastructure from different perspectives. The climate issue is more relevant than ever before and in cooperation between the EU, private businesses and regions across four nations GREAT has worked as an enabler for decarbonisation along the northern part of the TEN-T corridor. At the conference, you will hear about the result and experiences from the Partners in the action. What have…

EnergyWeek Vaasa 2020

This event has been postponed, for more information please click the links below.  Vaasa's annual EnergyWeek brings together energy enthusiasts from across the world to share information, get the latest news, learn about new calls and expand their networks.  EnergyWeek 2020 will focus on renewable energies, smart energy and gas energy. Topics of interest include digitalisation, batteries and storage, circular economy, future smart cities, energy regulation, business and innovation.  Registration for the conference is now open, you can do so by clicking here. For more information, visit the…

WG Documents
WG Related Content

WG Related Content

2030 Climate Target Plan consultation

As a means of achieving the goals of the European Green Deal, the European Commission plans to alter the EU's 2030 greenhouse gas emissions reductions ambitions. The suggestion is to increase the target to at least -50% and towards -55% compared to 1990 levels.  This revision is seen to be a more gradual pathway to climate-neutrality by 2050. A consultation has therefore been launched to collect opinions on the desired ambition level of climate and energy policies. It is also hoped that the consultation will gather further information, such as roadmaps and studies, to assist in greenhouse…

2020 LIFE call is now accepting project proposals

The LIFE programme has launched its 2020 call for project proposals. More than €450 million is available for projects dealing with environment, nature and climate actions. The deadlines have also been extended to accommodate the challenging conditions due to the coronavirus restrictions.  LIFE funds projects under its environment and climate action sub-programmes, supporting the European Green Deal. The majority of projects funded by this programme are classed as so-called traditional projects that can be coordinated by any legal entity registered in the EU, including public institutions,…

European Climate Pact - public consultation

European Climate Pact – giving a voice to regional and local stakeholders The European Climate Pact is an integral part of the European Green Deal and aims to give citizens and stakeholders from all parts of society a voice and role in designing new climate actions, sharing information and showcasing solutions that others can follow. The Pact will foster cooperation between people and organisations (national, regional and local authorities, businesses, civil society organisations, education organisations, consumer groups, research and innovation organisations, as well as individual citizens…

Intelligent Cities Challenge

Following the success of the Digital Cities Challenge (DCC), the European Commission has launched the Intelligent Cities Challenge (ICC). The initiative promotes technological transformation while fostering sustainable growth as Europe becomes a green continent. The programme will last for two and a half years and will help 100 cities across the EU use advanced technologies by providing in-person, online and community support. The ICC aims to help 100 small and medium-sized EU cities to support green, climate-neutral and sustainable growth, tackle urban challenges and improve quality of life…

Consultation launched on LIFE programme

The LIFE programme (2021-2027) is the subject of a new online consultation launched by the European Commission. The Clean Energy Transition sub-programme will see market uptake activities currently funded under the Energy Challenge of H2020 continue.  LIFE will be the only EU funding programme dedicated to the environment, climate and energy, by contributing towards the shift to a circular economy, protecting and improving the quality of the environment and stopping and reversing biodiversity loss and ecosystem degradation.  You are invited to share your expertise by having a say on EU…

Update on ERRIN's work

As we are sure you are all very much aware, the current outbreak of COVID-19 has caused a lot of uncertainty in Brussels and across the whole of Europe. We would therefore like to take a moment to reassure all of you, our members and subscribers, that despite the current situation, the ERRIN Secretariat will stay operational and work remotely. We will continue to serve our members in the best possible ways, mainly through online tools. However, considering the guidelines given by the Belgian authorities, there are some actions that we are required to take, especially related to our upcoming…

Latest Updates

  • By Hilary Webb

2030 Climate Target Plan consultation

As a means of achieving the goals of the European Green Deal, the European Commission plans to alter the EU's 2030 greenhouse gas emissions reductions ambitions. A consultation is now open.

  • By Magdalena Pacholska

Coventry University launched fully funded studentships supporting the Global Challenges and UN SDGs

Coventry University launched a suite of fully funded studentship opportunities that support the Global Challenges (GCRF) and UN Sustainable Development Goals.

  • By Hilary Webb

2020 LIFE call is now accepting project proposals

The LIFE programme has launched its 2020 call for project proposals. More than €450 million is available for projects dealing with environment, nature and climate actions.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

European Climate Pact - public consultation

In order to gather inputs on the European Climate Pact, the Commission has recently launched a public consultation. We would like to collect your views on and expectations of the Pact as well as explore what role ERRIN could take in this new initiative.

  • By Hilary Webb

Intelligent Cities Challenge

100 cities are sought to take part in the European Commission's Intelligent Cities Challenge (ICC). The deadline for applications has been extended to 29th May 2020.

  • By Hilary Webb

Consultation launched on LIFE programme

An online consultation has been launched to seek input on the future shape and implementation of the LIFE programme (2021-2027).