The ‘fit for 55’ package, presented in July and December 2021, is designed to realise the European Climate Law objectives: climate neutrality by 2050 and a 55 % reduction of net greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2030, compared with 1990 levels. Today, transport emissions represent around 25% of the EU’s total greenhouse gas emissions, and these emissions have increased over recent years. The goal of being the first climate-neutral continent by 2050 requires ambitious changes in transport. A clear path is needed to achieve a 90% reduction in transport-related greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.
For its 80th edition, the Pau Grand Prix plans to confirm its role as a leading showcase for innovation and the new challenges of sustainable mobility. In addition to the top-level international races, the event will host the second edition of the high-level European forum on mobilities, extended to all mobilities with a particular focus on the latest development in low-carbon fuels available for maritime and aviation.
08h45 – 09h00
Mayor of Pau, High-Commissioner for Planning
Commissioner for Transport (by video)
French Minister for Industry (by video)
In the first debate, panellists will discuss challenges and opportunities raised by the need of decarbonising Aviation and Waterborne transports. This discussion is organised within the framework of the Renewable and Low-Carbon Fuels Value Chain Industrial Alliance (RLCF), launched in April 2022 by the European Commission.
09h00 – 10h00
The Renewable and Low-Carbon Fuels Value Chain Industrial Alliance
10h00 – 11h00
Use cases in the development of e-fuels, SAF and sustainable maritime fuels with operational players
Moderated by John Cooper,
Director General, FuelsEurope
Keynote speaker : Luis Cabra,
Executive Managing Director of Energy Transition, Technology, Institutional Affairs, & Deputy CEO of Repsol
11h00 – 11h15
11h15 – 12h15
State of the art technologies for sustainable mobility
The discussion will provide a clear perspective on the development of multiple low-carbon technologies, each technology will be assessed in terms of performance (CO2 emissions, maturity, production capacities, economic models and affordability).
Moderated by : Florence Delprat-Jannaud,
Director of the IFPEN Energy Products Results Center and President of Club CO2
Keynote speaker : Pierre-Franck Chevet,
12h15 – 13h00
Energy sovereignty and inclusive transitions
This debate will focus on the impact of the current geopolitical context on the energy sector as well as the conditions to reinforce European industrial competitiveness. Moreover, panellists will address the conditions needed to ensure a just transition.
Moderator and Keynote Speaker: Dr. Raphael Boroumand,
Professor of economics, specialist in energy and climate.
Strategy Advisor – former Director General for Energy at the European