Heating and cooling in Europe – how can we decarbonise the sector by 2050 and fulfil the Paris agreement?

Using existing technology to shape a 100% carbon emission-free European heating & cooling sector by 2050

The heating & cooling sector comprises 51% of final energy consumption and contributes about 27% of EU carbon emissions. Decarbonising this sector will be essential in the EU transition towards a carbon emission-free society by mid of this century. Yet, the EU is far from being on track.

The current “Clean Energy For All Europeans” package is a major (first) step in the right direction. However in order to increase the speed of decarbonisation in a sector that is known for more traditional values and an insufficient speed of change, more needs to be done.

The DecarbHeat event at the 2018 Sustainable energy week aims to shed light on necessary steps over the next 5 to 10 years for joint action in order to exploit the potential of renewable and efficient heating and cooling solutions towards a decarbonised heating and cooling sector in the EU by 2050

In the introduction, the European Commission representative will highlight the importance of the sector from a policy perspective.

This intervention is followed by a scientific assessment of the status quo of legislation based on which the representatives of the major industry associations will debate the available technology options for a decarbonised sector and the challenges yet to overcome.

Ample room is to be given to the audience for asking questions via the interactive tool Slido.

The event will be moderated by a well-known EU energy journalist.