Please join the Atlantic Council’s Global Energy Center on Thursday, October 14 from 3:30 – 4:30 PM ET for a private virtual roundtable with Cristina Lobillo Borrero, director for energy policy at the European Commission, who will discuss the EU’s Fit for 55 package, current European energy developments, and the future of transatlantic energy and climate cooperation.

The European Commission’s Fit for 55 climate agenda dramatically raises the stakes for leadership in the global race to net-zero. Meanwhile, the current global energy price developments have demonstrated that the pathway to net zero also has energy security implications; without growing low-carbon power generation, the EU and other regions of the world will remain vulnerable to fossil fuel market disruptions for the foreseeable future. Europe is not without potential partners in these efforts, as a new administration in Washington promises that climate action can become a source of cohesion—rather than dissension—in the transatlantic relationship. It is a pivotal time in both Brussels and Washington, and actions taken now will determine the future of the transatlantic energy and climate partnership.

Amb. Richard Morningstar, Atlantic Council Global Energy Center founding chairman and former US ambassador to the European Union and to the Republic of Azerbaijan, will moderate the discussion and provide opening remarks.

Please join this interactive event via the web application Zoom, which is accessible through your web browser, the Zoom desktop or mobile app, and by phone. You must register to receive further information on how to join the virtual audience.

Chatham House rules will apply.


Cristina Lobillo Borrero, Director, Energy Policy, European Commission

Moderated by

Amb. Richard L. Morningstar, Founding Chairman, Global Energy Center, Atlantic Council; Former US Ambassador to the European Union; Former US Ambassador to the Republic of Azerbaijan