Webinar  /  28.11.2019, 2 - 3:40pm

A greenhouse gas neutral EU2050

A scenario of an EU with net-zero greenhouse gas emissions and its implications

The German Federal Environment Agency (UBA) in cooperation with Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research and Oeko Institute would like to invite you to a webinar presenting yet unpublished results from the project "GHG-neutral EU 2050 - a scenario of an EU with net-zero greenhouse gas emissions and its implications"

Background: Given that the Paris Agreement has strengthened the long-term temperature goal and that it calls for a balance of greenhouse gas emissions and sinks within the 21st century, there is the urgent need to re-assess the long-term targets of the EU and to show how the target of GHG neutrality can be reached in the EU.

The aim of the study "GHG-neutral EU 2050 - a scenario of an EU with net-zero greenhouse gas emissions and its implications" is to show one way to realize a European Union with net-zero greenhouse gas emissions under further sustainability criteria. Besides the detailed quantitative description of a sectoral setup for all GHG-emitting sectors, the study contains a qualitative discussion of the sectoral options to reach GHG-neutrality, cross-sectoral interactions as well as the challenges associated with realizing such a scenario.