The European Commission plans to organise three stakeholder meetings to consult on possible carbon leakage provisions under the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS) after 2020.
A date has been set for the first meeting, it will take place on the 16th of June 2014, and further meetings will be scheduled for July and September. An online questionnaire is currently in preparation with the agenda for the meeting reportedly also being made public in due course.
The results of the consultations will provide input to the European Council's October 22-23 discussions on the 2030 climate and energy framework.
This consultation will give stakeholders the opportunity to take stock of experience to date and to propose and comment on the merits and drawbacks of different options to address the risk of carbon leakage and ensure competitiveness.
A further element up for discussion will be how to support low-carbon innovation and large-scale demonstration projects.
Due to the limited space available, only key stakeholders will be invited to the meetings, but the meetings will be web-streamed to ensure full transparency. Information on the consultation meetings, including how to connect to the web streaming, will be published on the events page.
The consultations are organised by the Commission's Directorate-General for Climate Action in collaboration with the Directorate-General for Enterprise and Industry.