Save the date: 9 September – Debate: “Which way forward for shale gas in Europe?”

We are delighted to invite you to the debate organised by PubAffairs Bruxelles which will be held on the 9th of September at 19.00 at the premises of Science14 Atrium, rue de la Science, 14-b, Brussels. The debate will concern  the future of shale gas in Europe. Although speakers and event details will be announced in the coming days, we are sending you this email now to make sure you save the date.

 This event is kindly sponsored by:

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About the debate

In January 2014, following the publication of a recommendation by the European Commission on shale-gas exploration, the Commissioner in charge of the environment, Mr Janez Potočnik, stated that “shale gas is raising hopes in some parts of Europe, but is also a source of public concern. The Commission is responding to calls for action with minimum principles that Member States are invited to follow in order to address environmental and health concerns and give operators and investors the predictability they need.” The Commission’s recommendation invited EU Member States to apply a series of principles on planning, assessment of environmental impacts and risks, use of best practices and environmental monitoring. EU Member States were asked to give effect to these principles within a period of six months and to inform the Commission regularly about the measures which have been put into force. The Commission also undertook to monitor the results of the recommendation via a publicly available scoreboard  in order to both map  the state of play of the matter in a comparative perspective and to review its approach by the end of 2015

About PubAffairs Bruxelles

PubAffairs Bruxelles is a cross-sectorial network of professionals working in the fields of public and regulatory affairs correlated to the European Union, which aims at creating an open platform to foster debate among its members, who include stakeholders from public and regulatory bodies such as associations, federations, NGOs, as well as regional, national and European Institutions. We also welcome members from the private sector, including consultancies, corporations and business.

About your participation

If you wish to participate in our events, you would simply need to become a member of the network. Becoming a member of PubAffairs Bruxelles is easy and free of charge: you can join us by subscribing on our website or by attending an event in person. As a member, you will be regularly invited to conferences and forums organised by PubAffairs Bruxelles and you will gain access to the association’s network and interactive platforms.

This event is held under the Chatham House rule. Participants are free to use the information received, but neither the identity nor the affiliation of the attendees, may be revealed. For this reason, unless explicitly authorised by PubAffairs Bruxelles, filming and/or recording the event by any means is strictly forbidden. All our debates  are followed by a drink in a convivial atmosphere.

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