23 March 2023, 08:00h -09:30h
In February, the European Commission presented a Green Deal Industrial Plan to enhance the competitiveness of Europe’s net-zero industry and support the transition to climate neutrality. This plan will be complemented by a Critical Raw Materials Act, to ensure access to those materials, which are essential for the transition towards electric vehicles. The event, hosted by MEP Kovařík, will aim at discussing whether the proposed framework will secure sufficient raw materials needed for the green transition, while avoiding undesirable dependencies with few third countries.
The debate will also touch upon the possible impact of the US inflation Reduction Act (IRA) in the mobility sector and the possible ways forward to ensure an affordable, inclusive and fair transition to zero emissions mobility.
08:10 Welcome words and introduction by Ondřej Kovařík, MEP and FMS Co-chair
08:20 Keynote speech by Joaquim Nunes de Almeida, Director Mobility & Energy Intensive Industries, DG GROW, European Commission
08:40 Panel discussion, including Q&A:
- MEP Massimiliano SALINI (tbc)
- Fabienne Goyeneche, Head of EU Office Michelin
- Nils Poel, Deputy Head of Market Affairs, CLEPA
- ACEM representative
Moderation: Mared Jones
Available upon invitation