Accelerating the energy transition in Central and South East Europe

02 October 2020 |Webinar

IRENA, at the request of the European Commission, has developed a Renewable Energy Roadmap (REmap) analysis for the Central and South Eastern Europe Energy Connectivity (CESEC) area.

The study assesses the potential for renewable energy deployment in the CESEC region by 2030. It also analyses how an accelerated uptake of renewables would affect energy costs, investments, fossil-fuel consumption, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, the environment and people’s health.

The results can contribute to strengthening energy and climate planning processes in EU member states and in Energy Community Contracting Parties.

In this webinar, IRENA will present the key findings of the report. The presentation will be followed by a panel discussion with key stakeholders on the challenges and opportunities that renewables bring to the region.

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13:30 Opening remarks
  • Dolf Gielen (Director Innovation and Technology - IRENA)
  • Ditte Juul-Joergensen (Director General, DG ENER, European Commission)
  • Ċ½eljko Krevzelj (Energy Counsellor at Permanent Representation of the Republic of Croatia to the European Union)
13:45 Presentation of REmap study for CESEC
  • Ricardo Gorini (Senior Programme Officer, IRENA
  • Luis Janeiro (Programme Officer, IRENA)
14:15 Panel discussion: Accelerating the clean energy transition in Central and South East Europe
  • Dirk Buschle (Deputy director, Energy Community Secretariat)
  • Viktoriya Kerelska (Head of Advocacy & Messaging WindEurope)
  • Julian Popov (Fellow, European Climate Foundation)
  • Georgios Gkiaouris (Regional Head, Energy SEE, EBRD)
Moderated by Laszlo Szabo (Director, REKK - Regional Centre for Energy Policy Research - Hungary)
15:30 Q&A
15:55 Concluding remarks