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APRAISE Final Conference 24th September 2014, Brussels, Belgium

APRAISE Final Conference
24th September 2014, Brussels, Belgium
"What Role for Targets in EU Climate and Energy Policy? - Lessons from the APRAISE project for Improved Environmental Policy Making"


Scope & Objectives:

With a deal on the EU’S 2030 climate and energy policies foreseen in October 2014, this conference drew on the results of the APRAISE project to assess how past experience in environmental policy making can contribute to more informed decisions for the future. In particular, the conference highlighted that climate and energy policies are not formulated within an isolated policy context but implemented in existing (market) systems. Improved understanding of these systems contributes to policy effectiveness and efficiency as it brings to the fore possible policy interactions and mechanisms behind long-term EU-wide targets. The conference drew on the APRAISE case studies in the area of renewable energy and energy efficiency policies, providing for a better understanding of the mechanisms of environmental policy and thus giving insights into how inefficiencies of environmental policy making can be reduced and target setting on the EU level improved.

The APRAISE Final Conference will be structured into three sessions:
·         Session I (morning):Key results of the APRAISE Project
·         Session II (morning):Improving renewable energy policy making
·         Session III (afternoon):Improving energy efficiency policy making
·         Session IV (afternoon):The contribution of APRAISE to policy coherence
Confirmed speakers are:
·         Arno Behrens, Centre for European Policy Studies
·         Wytze van der Gaast, Joint Implementation Network
·         Prof. Dr. Catrinus J. Jepma, Energy Delta Institute, Joint Implementation Network
·         Kaja Peterson, SEI-Tallinn
·         Frauke Thies, Policy Director, EPIA
·         Andreas Türk, Joanneum Research
·         Andrei Marcu, Head of the CEPS Carbon Market Forum, CEPS
·         Niki Artemis Spyridaki, UPRC
·         Jenny Lieu, University of Sussex
·         Oliver Rapf, Buildings Performance Institute Europe
Final Conference Presentations:

APRAISE Final Conference Agenda

Session I - Wytze van der Gaast, JIN

Session II - Kaja Peterson, SEI-Tallinn

Session II - Joachim Balke, DG Energy, EC

Session II - Frauke Thies, EPIA

Session II - Allegra Selvaggi, ENEL

Session III - Niki Artemis Spyridaki, UPRC

Session III - Gerben Roest, Ministry of the Interior & Kingdom Relations

Session III - Paula Rey Garcia - DG Energy, EC

Session IV - Kaja Peterson, SEI-Tallinn

Session IV - Jesus alquezar sabadie dg research innovation ec

Impact Stakeholders’ Questionnaire

Policy Brief

The 2nd APRAISE Policy Brief provides a thorough analysis of the role of sustainable development indicators for evaluating the effectiveness, efficiency and efficacy of policy instruments. It also offers an assessment on their usefulness in answering research questions related to the issues addressed by APRAISE. The 2nd Policy Brief is available here.

Policy Brief

You can find the 1st Apraise Brief here.

APRAISE Synthesis Document

The APRAISE Synthesis Document presenting the results of the APRAISE 3 years of operation has been released! The APRAISE Synthesis Document is available here:

APRAISE Synthesis Document