SAVE THE DATE: 26 April WWF and S&D webinar on offshore renewable energy

Published: Monday, 11 April 2022 Print Email

WWF, together with MEP César Luena, European Commission and Chris Davies, invite you to RSVP for this webinar on 26 April 2022, 9:30am - 11:00am CEST.

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Offshore renewable energy constitutes an essential part of the EU’s energy transition towards a resilient and fully decarbonised economy, and is indispensable in achieving a climate neutral Europe. However, offshore renewable energy must also be seen through the lens of other activities, particularly safeguarding biodiversity, which is already under pressure from other activities and whose loss contributes to the climate crisis.

We stand at a critical juncture, where policymakers determine the best way forward for harmonious offshore renewable growth and biodiversity recovery. Offshore renewable energy development will only achieve its objective of supporting the EU’s transition towards truly sustainable societies if it offers solutions for the climate crisis that are fully compatible and contribute to a healthy sea, well-being of coastal communities, forward-looking maritime spatial planning, ocean resilience and a just energy transition.

This event is organised by the WWW European Policy Office and will be conducted as webinar on 26 April 2022 with key European policymakers, academics, industry representatives and NGOs.

Save the date to explore best practices and discuss how to better align EU biodiversity and climate goals in the context of offshore renewable energy developments.

Opening address by Ester Asin, Director at WWF European Policy Office

Keynote speech from Felix Leinemann, Head of Unit for Blue Economy Sectors, Aquaculture and Maritime Spatial Planning, European Commission

Panel discussion with
• Dr Claire Haggett, Senior Lecturer at the University of Edinburgh
• Jacob Fjalland, Conservation Director at WWF-Denmark
• Giles Dickson, CEO of WindEurope
• Antonella Battaglini, CEO of Renewables Grid Initiative
• Dr Dan Wilhelmsson, lead author of IUCN paper ‘Greening Blue Energy’

Moderated by Chris Davies, former Chair of the PECH Committee

Closing remarks from MEP César Luena (S&D), Rapporteur of EU 2030 Biodiversity Strategy, European Parliament ENVI Committee

Places are limited and registration is required here before 12:00 CET on Monday 25th April.

Originally published by: WWF European Policy Office

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