Launch of the Paris Agreement Compatible (PAC) Scenario for Energy Infrastructure – 30 June 2020

For the first time, a broad community of European NGOs has agreed on a common energy scenario. Under the umbrella of the PAC project – “Paris Agreement Compatible Scenarios for Energy Infrastructure”– the Climate Action Network Europe and the European Environmental Bureau have developed an energy scenario for Europe which is guided by three goals:

•    100% renewables in Europe by 2040 in all sectors
•    A 65% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030
•    Net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2040

On 30 June, we want to discuss the scenario, how its genesis makes it different from existing scenarios largely based on renewables and what its political implications are in a two-hour interactive virtual event.

This event is organised by the European Environmental Bureau (EEB), CAN Europe, REN21 and the Renewable Grid Initiative (RGI).



10:00 Signing of the ‘Request to Adapt European Energy Planning Scenarios

  • Introduction | Antonella Battaglini, CEO, Renewables Grid Initiative (RGI)
  • Keynote | Laszlo Varro, Chief Economist, IEA
  • Keynote | Claude Turmes, Minister for Energy, Luxembourg
  • Virtual Signing Ceremony

10:25 Presentation of the ‘PAC Scenario’

  • Introduction | Wendel Trio (Director, CAN Europe) & Patrick ten Brink (Director of EU Policy, European Environmental Bureau, EEB)
  • Scenario presentation | Jonathan Bonadio (Policy Officer on Renewables, Climate and Grids, EEB) & Jörg Mühlenhoff (Energy Scenarios Policy Coordinator)
  • Q&A

10:55 Virtual panel ‘What is needed for a carbon neutral grid?’

Our experts comment on the PAC Scenario and discuss it’s political implications.


  • Joachim Balke, Head of Unit, DG Energy
  • Rana Adib, Executive Director, REN21
  • Mark Foley, CEO, EirGrid
  • Laszlo Varro, Chief Economist, IEA


  • Patrick ten Brink, Director of EU Policy, EEB
  • Wendel Trio, Director, CAN Europe

11:50 Policy recommendations & wrap up

  • Policy recommendations | CAN Europe & EEB
  • Wrap up | RGI





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