What does the Brexit mean for European energy and climate policy?

What does the Brexit mean for European energy and climate policy?

Perceptions from London, Brussels and Berlin
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The United Kingdom has held a leadership role in shaping European energy and climate policy for the past years. For European energy and climate policy, the Brexit comes at the worst possible time. The European Union finds itself in the middle of tough negotiations not only about the adjustments in the European emissions trading system but also about the implementation of the Energy Union and its 2030 climate and energy goals. At the same time – and in the absence of the American ally – Europe needs to maintain its leadership role in international climate politics.

We will discuss the future of European energy and climate policy post Brexit. We ask how the United Kingdom’s absence will change the European dynamics in this field and what new alliances are necessary to successfully push for ambitious 2030 energy and climate goals.


  • Martin Nesbit, Institute for European Environmental Policy (London)
  • Manon Dufour, E3G (Brussels)
  • Felix Matthes, Öko-Institut (Berlin)
  • Moderator: R. Andreas Kraemer, IASS and Ecologic Institute

The discussion takes place in English with simultaneous translation into German and will be followed by a small reception.

Nina Locher
Department European Union/North America
Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung e.V.
eMail: locher@boell.de