The European Commission recently presented its long-term vision for a prosperous, modern, competitive and climate-neutral economy by 2050. It highlights pathways for Europe to lead the way towards greenhouse gases neutrality by investing into realistic technological solutions, empowering citizens, and aligning action in key areas such as industrial policy, finance, or research – while ensuring social fairness for a just transition.
The presentation will introduce the main aspects of the EU long-term vision and the process leading to the submission of the EU mid-Century strategy to the UNFCCC. Information and documentation on the EU mid-Century strategy is available here.
This event is hosted by the Centre for Climate and Energy Policy at the Crawford School of Public Policy.
In his current role, Daniel Waterschoot is responsible for coordinating trade related aspects of the European Commission’s Climate Action department (DG CLIMA). He is in particular involved in all negotiations and implementation of climate policy related provisions of free trade and political agreements between the EU and its global partners.
He joined DG CLIMA in 2018 bringing twelve years experience in the Employment and Social Affairs department where he was successively responsible for gender policy, international relations with G7 economies, and deputy head of the analytical unit. Before joining the European Commission, Daniel served as economist in private consultancies.
Daniel has a Master of Science in economics from the Free University of Brussels, and post-graduate Masters in European affairs from the University of Louvain (Belgium) and ICADE (Spain).