07 February, 2013 | (01 hr)

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The European Commission’s Joint Research Center Director General, Dominique Ristori, joins us to discuss some of the latest initiatives within Europe 2020 Strategy "A resource-efficient Europe".

Among them:

  • The Clean Power for Transport (CPT) Package. An initiative aimed at ensuring the build-up of infrastructure for electricity, hydrogen and natural gas, a key part of the overall decarbonisation efforts of the Common Transport Policy.
  • EU 2020 Industrial Policy and the potential for the development of eco-industries. 
  • The European Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET-Plan) as major initiative for swift and large scale deployment of technologies with a low-carbon footprint in the European energy system.  
  • Competitiveness and innovation


Vladimír  Šucha

Vladimír Šucha
Deputy Director-General
European Commission Joint Research Center

Vladimir Šucha has been appointed deputy director general of the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission in July 2012. He had previously spent 6 years in the position of director for culture and media in the Directorate-General for Education and Culture of the European Commission....Full Bio

Andrew Tank

Andrew Tank (Moderator)
Executive Director, Corporate Services, Europe

Andrew Tank is executive director, corporate services, at The Conference Board Europe, which is based in Brussels.

Tank coordinates research projects focused on productivity, organizational effectiveness, and corporate governance in Europe and the Middle East. This includes the production...Full Bio

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