Increased climate ambition and competitive industries – transforming the Green Deal’s aspiration into reality


The EU has once again proven its leadership role in international climate policy by being the first major emitter to undertake concrete steps to reach climate neutrality by 2050. More importantly, Europe has also the most ambitious, legally binding 2030 emission reduction target, the world’s biggest carbon market and some of the strictest sectoral legislation in place.

The debate aims to openly discuss the framework conditions companies need in light of increased targets to contribute to the fight against climate change while remaining or becoming global industrial leaders.


Jutta Paulus, Member of the European Parliament (Greens/EFA)

Heiko Kunst, Deputy Head of Unit ETS Implementation and IT, DG CLIMA

Vladimir Dlouhy, President Czech Chamber of Commerce, Deputy President of EUROCHAMBRES & Chair of Sustainable Europe Committee

Stephan Schwarzer, Head of Energy and Environment Department, Austrian Federal Economic Chamber (WKÖ)

Joseph Kitzweger, Director Sustainable Development, Lafarge Zementwerke GmbH