Balance of interests: keeping decarbonisation on course through the energy crisis

How can member states co-operate concretely to build European energy and climate sovereignty? What role for the new French government and other member states? And what is the role of the financial development institutions such as the EIB?

, Berlin time (CEST, UTC+2)

Hybrid event

Venue: La Maison de la Chimie, 28 rue Saint Dominique, 75007, Paris

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The European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR), in cooperation with the European Investment Bank (EIB), is delighted to invite you to join a panel discussion on 27 June 10.00-12.30 CEST. ECFR is launching a report looking at the role of the new French government in developing pathways to protect climate action in the context of the fraught geopolitical environment around energy security.

This will be a hybrid event held in Paris. For online participation, the livestream will be available here. To register for the in-person event, please RSVP to [email protected] by 23 June.

The discussion will be held in English.


10.00 – 10.10 Welcome & Introduction

  •  Susi Dennison, European Power Programme Director, ECFR

10.10 – 10.25 Keynote speech

  • Ambroise Fayolle, Vice-President, European Investment Bank

10.25 – 10.40 Presentation of new ECFR report: Green peace: How Europe’s climate policy can survive the war in Ukraine

  • Susi Dennison, European Power Programme Director, ECFR

10.40 – 11.00 Session 1: Looking back and looking forward: the French EU Presidency and climate 

  • Fireside chat: Kevin Magron, Former Diplomatic Advisor to the Minister of  Ecological Transition, France

11.00 – 12.00 Session 2: Policy workshop: developing an action plan for the new French government

Panel discussion with:

  • Manuel Baritaud, Senior Economist, EIB Energy Projects Directorate
  • Olivier Lluansi, Partner, Strategy Unit, PwC
  • Thomas Pellerin Carlin, Director of Jacques Delors Energy Centre
  • Lola Vallejo, Climate Programme Director, IDDRI
  • Chaired by:  Susi Dennison, European Power Programme Director, ECFR

12.00 – 12.05 Closing Remarks

  • Grégoire Chauvière le Drian, Head of Paris office, EIB
  • Heike Freimut, Head of Berlin Office, EIB