Climate energy package "Fit for 55"

How will the new legislative package affect the economy and how should the economy prepare?

15 July 2021   9.00 a.m. - 1.00 p.m.
An online event

The event is organized in cooperation with the Representation office of the European Commission in Slovenia


 The 'Fit for 55' legislative package is expected to be proposed by the European Commission on 14 July 2021. For Slovenia, this will also be one of the key dossiers during its presidency of the EU Council. It will be particularly important to address the comprehensive package as a whole, even though it consists of 12 diverse legislative acts.

In the context of the European Green Deal and in particular the aforementioned new climate and energy package, the online event will highlight the adopted legislative proposal to the relevant Slovenian stakeholders from different fields (environment, energy, economy, and finance) even before the hearing in the Council of the European Union and the European Parliament.

Talking to the different stakeholders and their response to the legislative package is essential for the European Commission. At the same time, for the success of the proposed package which is intended to lead to a climate-neutral Europe, it will be important at this early stage to raise awareness among the key stakeholders most affected by the legislative proposals.

At the online event, therefore, we want to explain the legislative package and then open an open discussion with the interested stakeholders. At the same time, the aim is to raise awareness of Slovenian stakeholders about the European Commission's climate and energy policies and to encourage them to play an active role in public consultations of the European Commission and in the process of the Conference on the Future of Europe where climate and energy issues are one of the main topics.

The online event will be held in the Slovenian and English languages with simultaneous interpretation.








Opening by
Ana Struna Bregar, izvršna direktorica CER 

Jerneja Jug Jerše,  Head of the European Commission Representation in Slovenia
  Andrej Vizjak, Minister, Ministry of the Environment 
  Gregor Benčina, CEO Slovenijales Group d.o.o., Vice president CER
  Fit for 55 package – what does it mean for business
Ivo Schmidt, European Commission, Directorate General for Energy

Discussion Q&A with participants moderated by Suzana Carp, Bellona Foundation
Energy and other green projects 
Francesco Ferrero, Head of the EIB Office in Slovenia
  What are necessary next steps for EU countries and business regarding Fit for 55 Package – e mission reduction target by 2030 
Martin Porter, Executive President of the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership in Brussels 
  Business for active climate responsibility. A study on 200 companies’ profitability and their climate efforts.

Nina Ekelund, Executive Director Haga Initiative, Sweden
11.25  Break
11.35  Ana Vučina Vršnak, Assistant Executive Director, Slovenian Energy Chamber representative
  Panel discussion on how to generate and finance green projects and investments to reach the EU climate plans of 55% net reduction target 
Jože Bajuk, Board Member, Petrol
Saša Bavec, Board Member, Knauf Insulation Group
Gašper Jež, Director Project and Export Financing, SID banka
Draško Veselinovič, CEO, SBRA v Bruslju

Moderator: Mateja Treven, CFA, Blockhapp
Active listener: Ivo Schmidt, European Commission, Directorate General for Energy
  The event will be interpreted in Slovene and English.






Participation in the event is free, with mandatory registration via the ZOOM platform.