EU action on Energy and Climate Change
European Court of Auditors Conference
Brussels, Tuesday 17 October, 9:30-12:45
The ECA is hosting a conference on EU action on Energy and Climate Change, on the morning of Tuesday 17 October 2017, at the European Parliament building in Brussels, organised by the European Court of Auditors (ECA) in collaboration with the European Parliamentary Research Service.
Energy played a key role in the EU’s origin, when the six founding Member States established the European Coal and Steel Community in 1952, 65 years ago. Measures tackling climate change developed later. Energy and climate change are now closely interlinked, since energy production, mainly from the transformation and combustion of fossil fuels, and energy use – by e.g. industry, households and transport – account for 79 % of EU greenhouse gas emissions. As a result, effective action on energy production and its use is essential to tackle climate change. Energy and climate change raise many issues which are best dealt with by states working together. As a result, they are high on the EU’s agenda.
On 19 September, the ECA published a Landscape Review of EU action on Energy and Climate Change which aims to provide an overview of what the EU is doing in this field; to summarise key audit work the European Court of Auditors (ECA) and other Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs) in the EU have done to date; and to identify main challenges to inform the legislative debate and future audit work.
Webstreaming of the conference will be available on the day.
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