02 Apr 2024, 15:50
  • Milou
    Milou Dirkx is Journalism Network Manager at Clean Energy Wire. She is the first point of contact for the members of the CLEW Journalism Network, and develops events and other opportunities for climate and energy reporters to engage.

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Events offer journalists the opportunity to learn, share and connect with sources and colleagues. At Clean Energy Wire, we collect all online webinars, gatherings, meetings and conferences on energy transition, climate policy, journalistic insights and other interesting topics. You can find the list below - and do get in touch if any events are missing!

[Updated with webinars from FSR, WRI, SEI, Euractiv, Aurora Energy Research, ERCST, NEFAC]

15/04, 15.00 CET

Webinar - Launch Event: ETS review of Carbon Leakage Risks for CBAM Export Goods

Organiser: The European Roundtable on Climate Change and Sustainable Transition (ERCST)

The CBAM’s transitional period is now underway, however several issues remain unresolved ahead of the definitive period and numerous delegated and implementing legislations, along with reviews are due before the end of the transitional period. The ERCST’s CBAM V will start off 2024 by revisiting the topic of exports, this time focusing on the review that is a part of the EU ETS legislation.

At this launch event the ERCST will present a paper on the topic of the carbon leakage risk for goods subject to CBAM and produced in the EU for export related to the review under the ETS of 2024.

You can find more information here and register via this link.

16/04, 18.00 CET

Webinar - 30 Minute Skills: Climate Reporting

Organiser: The New England First Amendment Coalition (NEFAC)

According to a recent article in Nieman Reports, "everyone is a climate reporter now." For many newsrooms throughout New England, climate coverage is considered a separate beat. But as severe and extreme weather patterns become more common, climate-related issues are an increasingly important part of all local news coverage. By attending this class, you'll learn:

- How to identify and report climate change tie-ins across all beats.

- How to best communicate dry energy stories or complex science.

- How to make climate connections clear in everyday weather stories.

You can find more information here and register via this link.

17/04, 14.00 CET

Webinar - Promoting Competition in the Retail Energy Market

Organiser: Florence School of Regulation (FSR)

Despite the energy retail market having been fully open to competition, also for residential consumers, for more than fifteen years, it has proven extremely difficult to engage these energy consumers in this market. It could therefore be of value to look at alternative ways to ensure that consumers benefit from retail competition in the energy market. This FSRDebate assessed the recent Italian experience of running auctions among suppliers to allocate bundles of consumers who were still in the regulated market. These auctions resulted in significant savings with respect to the benchmark defined by the regulator.

The debate will assess whether the Italian experience could serve as a reference for other countries also characterised by a low degree of energy consumers’ engagement and what the results of the Italian auctions could suggest in terms of the expected future behaviour of consumers.

You can find more information here and register via this link.

17/04, 16,30 CET

Webinar - From Resources to Resilience: Unpacking the Role of Raw Materials for Security, Sustainability and Prosperity

Organiser: Euractiv

Recently adopted Critical Raw Materials Act, with its 10 percent of the EU's annual consumption from EU extraction target, sets a trajectory to catch up with demand and achieve resilience.

The proposed panel discussion should venture into a policy making scenarios:
- Does EU need a mandate for Industrial policy?
- Security is the predominant factor in US industry policy – how can the EU emulate this model?
- From fancy lithium to modest salt – our security and well-being depend on many raw materials – which elements do we need to avoid a coherent policy that ensures the access to all of them?
- Which elements an omnibus-legislation would need to tackle to ensure that the Deal-side of the Green-Deal is upheld for industrial transformation?

You can find more information here and register via this link.


Webinar - Navigating Trade-Related Climate Measures

Organiser: The European Roundtable on Climate Change and Sustainable Transition (ERCST)

Governments are increasingly contemplating measures such as carbon border adjustments. Such policies can have diverse impact on different countries depending on a country’s specific circumstances and the nature of their exports.

The purpose of the Climate-Trade Nexus Assessment (CTNA) project is to explore how trade-based climate measures that aim to address international greenhouse gas (GHG) leakage resulting from domestic climate policy measures in key industries might be designed to account for the legitimate differences that characterize climate policy across various developing country trading partners. 

You can find more information here and register via this link.

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