1 APRIL 2022 | 9:30-12:30 CET | ONLINE OR IN-PERSON (Tweekerkenstraat 47, B-1000 Brussels)

In order to drive a profound climate transformation of heavy industry, EU policies, such as a reformed Emissions Trading System (ETS), remain key. However, complementary domestic interventions will also be required so as to enable a swift, targeted and fair transition. Bond Beter Leefmilieu (BBL), WISE and Germanwatch invite you to a workshop which will zoom in on this interaction.

Key questions on the agenda
  • What are the main developments in national industrial policy in Germany, France, the Netherlands and Belgium?
  • What are the benefits and pitfalls of interventions at the member state level?
  • How have domestic debates evolved, and what has been the role of civil society campaigns and advocacy?
  • What are the opportunities for cross-border cooperation? We will share best and worst practices, and exchange examples for advocacy work.
9:40A European industrial revolution
Domien Vangenechten, policy advisor, E3G
10:00Industrial transition policy in Germany
Georg Kobiela, policy advisor, Germanwatch
10:20Industrial transition policy in France TBC
10:40Industrial transition policy in the Netherlands
Michelle Prins, programme lead industry, Natuur & Milieu
11:00Industrial transition policy in Flanders (BE)
Tycho Van Hauwaert, policy officer industry, Bond Beter Leefmilieu
11:30Discussion and Q&A
Lunch/AfternoonPhysical network event at BBL office, Tweekerkenstraat 47, B-1000 Brussels
Our partners
LifeETX is implemented by a consortium of 10 NGOs working at national and European level