Breakfast to discuss the EU’s Climate Action agenda with Mauro Petriccione, Director-General for Climate Action at the European Commission

A week before the crucial Climate Action Summit at the UN this meeting organised in collaboration with the EU Delegation to the United Nations was a unique opportunity for EACCNY Members to better understand the direction and ambition of the future EU policy and challenges, both internally and in the wider international context.

The European and international debate on climate clearly shifted in the last decade as fighting global warming emerged as a world priority. The private sector plays a key role in achieving climate objectives and discussions therefore focus on how industrial, business and trade policies can contribute to achieving the climate priorities.

Industry and energy transition will be at the center of attention at the Summit. As the UN Climate Summit is tasked to boost climate ambition, this is an occasion to discuss the direction of the European policy and what this means for business in Europe and beyond.

Mauro Petriccione is the Director-General for Climate Action at the European Commission since 2018. As such he is charged with managing and devising the climate policy of the EU, which is at the center of the policy programme of the new Commission.

Before his current position, DG Petriccione has had a long-standing career in the European Commission’s Directorate General for Trade, most recently as Deputy Director-General, and as the EU’s chief negotiator for the free trade agreements with Japan and Canada.