Decarbonisation and Resource Efficiency – 100% Renewable Energy Conference

Start/Stop Date:
08 Nov 2016
German Federal Environment Agency (UBA)
Ludwig-Erhard-Haus (Room: Goldberger Saal) Fasanenstraße 85, 10623 Berlin
Focus Areas:
Renewable energy – decarbonisation and resource efficiency
Type of Event:

Conference context
The scientific underpinning leaves no doubt: GHG emissions need to be drastically reduced across all economic sectors to keep global warming below 2°C. Studies across EU Member States have shown that moving towards an energy system that uses 100% renewable sources is technically and economically feasible. Since the energy sector accounts for more than 80% of GHG emissions in the EU, this is an important message for policy makers. However, effective decarbonisation strategies need to tackle all sectors and find integrated solutions, also taking into account interactions and synergies between sectors, but also with other policy areas.

A transition to greenhouse gas neutral economies requires deep restructuring of infrastructures and technologies. While promising significant savings of fossil fuels, such a transition also requires huge investments in renewable energy production units, battery systems or power to gas/liquids-systems. Such technologies and infrastructures require certain mineral raw materials, which like Lithium or Rare Earth Elements could become economically and/or geopolitically scarce in the future.

The conference will tackle the climate-energy-resource nexus. Join experts from the EEA, the Joint Research Centre from the European Commission, the Club of Rome, the German Resources Commission and Wuppertal institute, and others, in discussing synergies and ways for minimising trade-offs between decarbonisation and dematerialisation policies!

Conference agenda and registration
For more information on the conference and to register please visit the conference homepage.

As seats are limited and registrations will be recorded on a first-come-first-serve basis, please register no later than 31 August 2016.

We are looking forward to welcoming you in Berlin and discussing with you at the conference!

Dr. Harry Lehmann