The targets of the European Green Deal require a substantial reduction of oil and gas imports even before 2030. However, institutions and policy instruments which would enable the EU to implement their targets are still weak. The planned ETS for road transport and buildings will be likely implemented with a price cap; so far, the EU has not been able to coordinate the purchases of member states at the international oil and gas market; the diversification of gas and oil imports remains a high priority. The panel will discuss strategic options for EU’s climate policy and energy security.

Join us on September 13, 2022 from 5:30 to 7:00 pm (CET) for a roundtable discussion with:

Veronika Grimm (Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg)

Philippe Martin (Sciences Po, French Council of Economic Analysis and CEPR)

Georg Zachmann (Bruegel)

The roundtable and Q&A session with the audience will be moderated by Ottmar Edenhofer (Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Mercator Research Institute on Global Common and Climate Change, and CEPR).


The Climate Policy Webinar Series (CPWS) is a webinar series featuring invited speakers in the area of climate policy. It is aimed at experts working in governments, international organisations, the private sector, academics and the media. The monthly online series started in May 2021 and is organised jointly by the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) Research and Policy Network (RPN) on Climate Change and the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (EAERE).


Carlo Carraro (Università Ca’ Foscari di Venezia and CEPR)
Ottmar Edenhofer (Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research)
Christian Gollier (Toulouse School of Economics and CEPR)