Conference Documentation from the international conference Options for EU Treaty Change in the Energy Field held November 10th 2022, at The Common Hall (Fællessalen), Christiansborg, the Danish Parliament building.
Initiation of a constitutional amendment procedure in the European Union seems increasingly likely due to the positions on treaty reform of the European Parliament, the European Commission, France and Germany as well as other EU member states. By describing the options for treaty change in the energy field, the aim of the conference is to document how EU’s constitutional framework could look like if it included mechanisms for an efficient and timely green energy transition.
Henning Bo Madsen, NOAH Friends of the Earth Denmark / INFORSE-Europe
An NGO-Perspective on the European Atomic Energy Community
Julia Bohnert, MSc MA, Spokesperson and Project Manager, Platform Against Nuclear Dangers | Power Point Presentation
Pathway Towards a Reform - Euratom
Prof. Dr. Dörte Fouquet, Partner at Becker, Büttner and Held Law Firm | Power Point Presentation
The European Energy Transition Protocol - Still an Option in the Face of Multiple Crises?
Dr. Wilhelm Bergthaler, Lawyer at Haslinger, Nagele & Partner and Honorary Professor at Institute of Environmental Law, Johannes Kepler Universität Linz | Power Point Presentation | The European Energy Transition Protocol
Switch of the Treaty Establishing the European Atomic Energy Community into a Treaty on Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency and Energy Conservation
Prof. Dr. Michael Geistlinger, University of Salzburg | Power Point Presentation | Treaty Establishing the European Atomic Energy Community into a Treaty on Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency and Energy Conservation
Panel Debate: What Future for EU Treaty Change in the Energy Field and How Should It Be?
Panelists: Julia Bohnert, Dr. Dörte Fouquet, Dr. Wilhelm Bergthaler, Dr. Michael Geistlinger, Michèle Rivasi MEP for the Group of the Greens/European Free Alliance and Søren Egge Rasmussen, Danish MP and Energy and Utilities Spokesperson for the Red-Green Alliance
Moderator and Conclusions and Closing: Dr. Göran Bryntse, Chairman of the Swedish Renewable Energies Organization, Chairman of The Swedish Environmental Movement’s Nuclear Waste Secretariat, Vice-President of European Renewable Energies Federation
Conveners of the conference:
NOAH Friends of the Earth Denmark, SustainableEnergy, Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy, INFORSE-Europe, The Swedish Renewable Energies Organization, Friends of the Earth Europe, Platform Against Nuclear Dangers, Nuclear Transparency Watch, Atomstopp, Réaction en Chaîne Humaine, Uranium Network and European Environmental Bureau.
The conference was supported economically by EuropaNævnet, 1. MajFonden, SustainableEnergy, Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy, INFORSE-Europe and NOAH Friends of the Earth Denmark.