Panel expert meeting | Fit for 55: How the EU intends to achieve increased reduction targets



In mid-July, the European Commission will announce one of the biggest legislative packages, Fit for 55. It will aim to put the EU on the path to faster reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, so that the Union can achieve the agreed goal of at least 55% reduction in 2030.

The European Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) is to be reformed. Even more needs to be done to reduce emissions from buildings and transport, so the Commission wants to make proposals on carbon pricing for these sectors. All this will have an impact on the low-carbon energy, heating and transport transformation, but also on fuel and energy prices.


During the meeting we discussed among experts representing various institutions and organizations what are the most important elements of the Fit for 55 package for Poland, how the EU ETS will change, and what the CO2 pricing system in the area of transport and buildings will look like. Forum Energii also presented its own proposal to introduce a mechanism to price the cost of emissions in buildings and transport (CATM). The special guest of the event was Diederik Samsom, Head of Cabinet of EC Vice President Frans Timmermans.

Meetings are held in accordance with Chatham House rules to facilitate the free exchange of opinions among guests.

The Chatham House policy means that participants are free to use the information they receive without disclosing their personal information or affiliating to speakers or other participants. 

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