Lecturer: Jørgen Henningsen, Senior Adviser on Energy and Climate Change, European Policy Centre
Introduced by: Francesco Bosello, Director, ECIP Division, CMCC Foundation and Professor, Department of Environmental Sciences and Policy, University of Milan
Samuel Carrara – Researcher and Marie Skłodowska-CurieFellow – Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM) and Energy & Resources Group (ERG) – University of California – Berkeley
Margaretha Breil – Senior Researcher – CMCC Foundation and Ca’ Foscari University of Venice
Francesca Larosa – PhD student in Climate Change Sciences and Management – Ca’ Foscari University and Researcher – CMCC Foundation
Arthur Essenfelder – Postdoctoral Researcher – CMCC Foundation and Ca’ Foscari University of Venice
The EU has signed up, in Paris December 2015, to do what it takes to ensure that global temperature rise will be kept below two degrees centigrade, – and preferably no more than 1.5 degrees. Before that the EU had “committed” itself to adhere to the previous IPCC finding, that in order to respect the two degrees limit the EU, as part of the “industrialized caucus”, would reduce its “domestic” emissions (international air and maritime transport excluded) by 80-95% by 2050 relative to 1990. What does this imply for the transport sector?
1965: M.Sc. (Chemical engineering), Techn. Univ. Denm. (DTU)
1965-73: Ass. professor, Dep. chem. eng. DTU. Field of research and teaching: Oil refining, petrochemical industry and heterog. catalysis. Sabatical at Stanf. Univ. 1971-72.
1973-76: Head of division, (planning and development), Ministry of Environment, DK
1976-87: Dep. dir.gen. Danish Environmental Protection Agency (Miljostyrelsen), interrupted by three years (1980-83) as director of oil trade (DONG energy, now Orsted).
1987-98: Director, DG Environment, European Commission. Responsible for water policy, air policy, nature protection and international environmental agreements. In the context of the latter the Commissions lead negotiator of UNFCCC and Kyoto Protocol (the “Jos Delbeke” of the 90es). Participated actively in IPCC, WG III 1989-90 (Sundsval).
2001-2006: Principal Advisor, DG Energy and Transport with special responsibilities for climate change, alternative motor fuels and broader sustainabilty question. Harvard fellowship 2004-05.
2006: retirement, followed by senior advisor positions in EPC (Brussels) and Concito (Copenh). Member of the Danish government commission on climate change (2008-10)
The event will be interactive: after an overview and introduction of the topic by Jørgen Henningsen, time will be devoted to discussion with all the participants.
Working Language: English