The European Union (EU) established its Climate and Energy Packaged in 2007, hoping to take a leadership position that would drive the replacement of the Kyoto protocol by a broader commitment from all key economic powers. The plan failed, leaving the EU stranded and divided about future moves.
This speaker series discussion commences by analyzing how the EU moved from a Climate Policy leadership position to becoming irrelevant on the matter, followed by identifying global meaningful leadership acts that make a difference. Lastly, the conversation will focus on the development of real practical policies.
Jean-Baptiste (JB) Renard worked for 24 years with a major energy company, BP, holding a number of roles across the Oil and Gas Supply Chain ranging from exploration to sales/marketing and petrochemicals, covering all geographic regions and living extensively outside of France, his home country. JB’s last position in BP was President for the European group, and as such, he supervised the interaction between BP and various regulators across Europe at the time the EU was promoting its Climate and Energy package. His work cultivated his expertise and interest in Energy Policy that he now develops further as an independent expert and consultant. He gives lectures on Energy Policy at the IFP (French Petroleum Institute) and participates in numerous initiatives on the matter, such as with the World Economic Forum. JB holds an Engineering Degree from Ecole Polytechnique and a post graduate in Economics and Management from the IFP.