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As part of the 50+ ideas of the Green Deal that will have to be transformed into concrete actions to achieve climate neutrality by 2050, the EU Climate Law is the boldest. It will aim to enshrine in legislation a target of reaching net-zero emissions by 2050 and making it irreversible for member states. Passing the target into law means that actions going against it can theoretically be taken through the judicial system. In its design, it will be significant that the law is implemented in an economically and socially balanced way, providing predictability for investors and other actors.

Questions include:

  • Is the EU Climate Law enough to tackle the climate crisis across the continent?
  • What implications will the EU Climate Law have on businesses?
  • Is it only a statement of intent or will it truly transform our economy?

Speaker

Luca De Carli

Head of Unit of Legal Affairs, Inter-Institutional Relations and Communication at the European Commission Directorate General for Climate Action

Moderator

Dharmendra Kanani

Director of Insights at Friends of Europe

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Luca De Carli
Luca De Carli

Head of Unit of Legal Affairs, Inter-Institutional Relations and Communication at the European Commission Directorate General for Climate Action

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Luca De Carli is Head of Unit for ‘Legal affairs, inter-institutional relations and communication’ at the European Commission Directorate General for Climate Action and has spearheaded the preparation of the EU Climate Law. Before engaging with climate issues, De Carli also worked on international economic relations in the European Commission Directorate General for Trade, first providing legal advice, and later working on trade strategy. He also has experience within international institutions such as the OECD and the WTO.

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