Climate Policy Priorities for the Next European Commission


University Foundation | 11 Rue d’Egmont | Brussels, 1000 Belgium

The European Roundtable on Climate Change and Sustainable Transition (ERCST) and EconPol Europe are pleased to invite you to the launch of their report on “Climate Policy Priorities for the Next European Commission”. This initiative is designed to identify and examine core issues and provide recommendations for EU Institutions in the development and implementation of climate change policies post-2024 EU elections.

The event is scheduled for March 7, 2024. Those based in Brussels can only attend in-person at the University Club, 11 Rue d’Egmont, 1000 Brussels; those based outside Belgium can also attend virtually and will receive a zoom link. The event will be followed by a cocktail reception at the University Club.

The output of this initiative will consist of two reports authored by Prof. Dr. Clemens Fuest, President of the ifo Institute and Andrei Marcu, Executive Director of ERCST and Dr. Michael Mehling, Senior Fellow at ERCST and Deputy Director of the Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research at MIT, in collaboration with other members of the respective organizations. The first report, part of the ifo/EconPol series, will be launched at the session on March 7, 2024.

To provide intellectual leadership, ifo Institute, EconPol Europe and ERCST have convened thought leaders from across Europe to provide advice to the initiative. The process consisted of carrying out individual interviews with the members of the Advisory Group and  stakeholder consultations organized in October-November 2023 in Berlin, Paris and Warsaw.

ERCST is an independent, not-for-profit think tank, registered under Belgian law, based in Brussels. The mission of ERCST is to provide a neutral space where policymakers and regulators can meet stakeholders, and discuss climate change policy, including how to manage a sustainable transition to a low-carbon society. While focused on European climate policy, ERCST fully recognises, and incorporates in its activities and thinking, the global dimension of climate change policy.

The ifo Institute, based in Munich, Germany, is one of the leading economic research institutes in Europe. It works on issues of economic and economic policy relevance at the highest scientific level and with international appeal, and develops research-based recommendations for action for politics, business and society. Through its five fields of activity - research, promotion of young talent, policy advice, participation in public debates and information/service - it contributes to maintaining and increasing sustainable economic prosperity and social participation in a constantly changing environment. EconPol Europe is the economic policy platform headed by ifo and the CESifo network.