EUSEW 2023 – The untapped potential of sufficiency to meet EU climate goals



The 21 June 2023 from 09:30 until 11:00


Brussels, Belgium



Sufficiency is the missing pillar of the Energy Union for a just and ambitious transition toward climate neutrality. Therefore, in the context of the energy crisis, this session will explore the potential of sufficiency to reduce the EU’s consumption of resources while lowering consumers’ bills. 

According to the latest IPCC report, the concept refers to a set of ‘policy measures and daily practices that avoid demand for energy, materials, land and water while delivering human wellbeing for all within planetary boundaries’.

The speakers will clarify the difference with other levers such as efficiency, show its potential in figures and present concrete measures already implemented by cities. The reactions of the European Commission and the Parliament will help to understand how sufficiency can be integrated into European climate and energy policies.