Look Ahead European Commission — Vaccine Certificates, Climate, Space, Sahel
Brussels (Brussels Morning) This week the European Commission is to announce proposals for COVID-19 vaccine certificates. Commissioners will discuss climate change issues, including a meeting with China, the role and contribution of batteries and the potential of green hydrogen. Turning to space, the EU executive will review developments related to the EU Galileo satellite and hold discussions on cybersecurity technology. To end the week, the Commission is to address the situation in the Sahel and the EU’s involvement there.
On Monday, European Green Deal Commissioner Frans Timmermans has a virtual meeting with China’s special climate envoy, Xie Zhenhua, to discuss climate goals and implementation. Having met with the US special climate envoy John Kerry during his visit last week, Timmermans is now engaging with the representative of the world’s number one producer of fossil fuel emissions.
Also on Monday, the EU Commission Vice-President for Inter-institutional Relations, Maroš Šefčovič, participates in an online European Energy Forum event on the role of sustainable batteries in advancing energy transition.
On Tuesday, Energy Commissioner Mariya Gabriel discusses green hydrogen potential with Stefan Kaufmann, Innovation Commissioner for Green Hydrogen at the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research.