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Rud Pedersen Public Affairs Brussels hosts EU Climate Talks online event series

Rud Pedersen Public Affairs Brussels is running a series of bite-sized lunchtime online conversations on how the European Union can reach its ambitious targets in the field of climate.

The discussions are led by Senior Advisor Peter Vis and provide participants with food for thought from some of Europe’s thought leaders on a challenge that is not going away any time soon.

In the first discussion, guest speaker Diederik Samsom, Head of Cabinet for Frans Timmermans (Commission EVP for the European Green Deal), emphasised that the pathway to European rejuvenation post-COVID-19 would lie within the green transition, which will not be paused or slowed down by the pandemic.

The former head of the Commission’s Directorate General for Climate Action, Jos Delbeke, explained during the second webinar why lower carbon prices in recent times demonstrated that the Emissions Trading Scheme was reacting as it should to economic slowdown, and talked about what we can expect to happen next.

Today in the third instalment in the series, Kai Luecke, Head of External Affairs at ZF Group (a technology company serving the automotive sector) will be exploring how to advance sustainable mobility in Europe with us.

The series will include further discussions on key sectors such as power generation, buildings and the Climate Law.

  • 24 March: The European Green Deal with Diederik Samsom, Head of Cabinet for Frans Timmermans

  • 26 March: The Future of the ETS with Jos Delbeke, Professor at the European University Institute and former Director-General of DG CLIMA at the European Commission

  • 31 March: Advancing Sustainable Mobility in Europe with Kai Luecke, Head of External Affairs at ZF Group

  • Date TBA: The Policies Needed to Deliver the Renovation Wave with Barry Lynham, Managing Director at Knauf Energy Solutions

  • Further events TBA on the Climate Law and Energy Transition

To register for the series, please email The event series will be live-streamed.

About Peter Vis

Peter Vis is a Senior Advisor at Rud Pedersen in Brussels. As a Commission official, Peter has helped define the EU’s climate policy over the course of the last twenty-five years. His role included being the Head of Cabinet of the first Climate Action Commissioner Connie Hedegaard, a Cabinet member for the Commissioner for Energy Andris Piebalgs and a variety of roles relating to climate in the services.