Event: EFSI 2.0 – The Investment Plan for Europe: Which Contribution to the EU’s Climate Agenda?

efsi-invitation_finalAimed at raising investments for € 315 billion and supposed to “create jobs everyday”, after one year of operations the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) still appears questionable. On the eve of the proposal to extend the Juncker plan up to 2020, CEE Bankwatch Network, Counter Balance, Friends of the Earth Europe and WWF open up a much-needed discussion on the additionality, accountability and climate impact of this financial instrument.

When: Wednesday 28 September 2016, 9:00-13:00

Where: Museum of Natural Sciences, Rue Vautier 29, 1000 Brussels (behind the European Parliament)

To register, please contact adriana.paradiso@counter-balance.org

Agenda & speakers

9:00 – Welcome address
by Anelia Stefanova (Director CEE Bankwatch Network) and Bas Eickhout (MEP, Green/EFA)

9:30 – Session 1: The European Fund for Strategic Investments: additionality, accountability and climate contribution after the first year of investment

Irmfried Schwimann (Member EFSI Steering Board)
Thomas Pellerin-Carlin (Researcher, Jacques Delors Institute)
Bas Eickhout (MEP, Green/EFA)

Presentation of the NGO analysis by Sebastien Godinot (WWF) and Xavier Sol (Counter Balance)

Q&A with the audience

11:00 – Session 2: The role of the EU budget and the EIB in meeting EU climate objectives beyond 2020

Miguel Gil-Tertre (European Commission, Member of cabinet Commissioner Jyrki Katainen)
Monica Pena Sastre (Policy Officer Climate and Energy, EIB Brussels Office)
Bas Eickhout (MEP, Green/EFA)

“A way forward” by Anna Roggenbuck and Markus Trilling (CEE Bankwatch Network)

Q&A with the audience

12:30 – Closing remarks
by Petr Hlobil (Campaigns Director CEE Bankwatch Network) and Bas Eickhout (MEP, Green/EFA)

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