Climate Action and Energy Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete will today participate in the 2017 edition of the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue. The Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue brings together key international decision-makers in energy policy, industry, science and civil society as well as foremost energy experts from all over the world. The Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue 2017 will be particularly important as Germany holds the presidency of the G20. This year's session will focus on how to successfully align the energy system with the targets of the Paris Agreement in a cost efficient way; and how to set the right framework to trigger the necessary investments in energy efficiency and renewable energy.
At 14:30 Commissioner Arias Cañete will open the session 'Making markets ready for the Energy Transition (live webstream available). The Commissioner's address will be followed by speeches from other high-level participants, including Nur Bekri, Chairman of the National Energy Administration of China; Leonardo Beltrán, State Secretary at México's Ministry of Energy; Abderrahim El Hafidi, Secretary General at Morocco's Ministry of Energy, Mines, Water and Environment, and CEOs of major energy organisations. The 'Clean Energy for All Europeans' package was presented on 30 November 2016 with a view to speeding both the clean energy transition and growth and job creation, leading the way to the EU’s Energy Union, one of the ten priorities of the Juncker Commission.