Fossil gas in the EU Taxonomy CDA: breach of laws and non-respect of democratic processes?

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May 11, 2022



Bellona Europa and ClientEarth have the pleasure of inviting you to the virtual event “Fossil gas in the EU Taxonomy CDA: Breach of laws and non-respect of democratic processes?”. The first of a 4-part series on the Taxonomy CDA arranged by Bellona Europa together with a range of cooperative partners.

The European Parliament has raised concerns over the democratic deficit of the CDA and non-respect of the Taxonomy Regulation that was adopted by the co-legislators. Civil society also raised the alarm due to the Commission’s disregard for the Sustainable Finance Platform’s recommendations and very limited stakeholder consultation. Member States have threatened to challenge the Act if adopted. Does the adoption of the CDA risk creating a dangerous precedent on the poor quality of the delegated acts adoption procedures and circumvention of powers delegated by the legislators?

Join us for a discussion about the potential legal shortcoming of the recently proposed Taxonomy CDA. For information on the full event series please see our brief explainer.

Register to the event here.

– Welcome by moderator – Lina S. Nagell, Bellona Europa
– How the Commission exceeded powers conferred on it by the legislator in relation to fossil gas – Marta Toporek, ClientEarth
– Non-respect of democratic processes in the adoption of the CDA – Sirpa Pietikäinen, MEP EPP
– Austrian perspective on the legality of the CDA – Stefan Sengelin, Federal Ministry for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology
– Q & A

Moderated by Lina S. Nagell, Bellona Europa