Columbia International Affairs Online: Policy Briefs

CIAO DATE: 06/2014

Re-designing the European Climate and Energy policies post-2020

Clémentine d'Oultremont

March 2014

EGMONT – The Royal Institute for International Relations


Ensuring the sustainability, security and cost-competitiveness of energy supplies for the EU citizens are the main objectives of the EU climate and energy policy, which remains high on the EU agenda. The next European legislature will have the difficult task to reconcile these different objectives into a comprehensive 2030 framework for climate and energy policies. Taking into account the changing energy dynamics, this paper analyses thus the state of play of these objectives today in order to better understand how the 2030 framework for climate and energy policies should be designed.