We cordially invite you to the launch of our new report#

The Future of Gas#

24 May | 12:30 - 14:30 hours (lunch at 12:00)
The Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts
Rue Ducale 1, 1000 Brussels
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The event will bring together scientists, policymakers and wider stakeholders to discuss key messages of the report and how policymakers, energy suppliers, energy users, and the finance sector should work together to secure adequate supplies of clean energy while rapidly phasing out the use of natural gas, together with other fossil fuels.

Academia Europaea are members of EASAC. Prof. Donald Dingwell, Vice President (officio) of Academia Europaea and Academic Director of the Munich Knowledge Hub, is the AE representative on the EASAC Council.


12:00 Sandwich lunch

12:30 Opening remarks and presentation of the main findings of the report

13:00 Panel debate and open discussion

14:30 Close of meeting with coffee and networking


  • Professor Wim van Saarloos MAE, EASAC President
  • Dr William Gillett, EASAC Energy Programme Director
  • Professor Anne Neumann, Co-Chair of EASAC Working Group on Future of Gas
  • Professor Neven Duic, Co-Chair of EASAC Working Group on Future of Gas
  • Maria da Graça Carvalho MAE, Member of the European Parliament
  • Jens Geier, Member of the European Parliament (tbc)
  • Matthew Baldwin, Deputy Director-General DG ENER, European Commission
  • Ralf Goldmann, Head of Division, European Investment Bank
  • Andris Piebalgs, Professor, European University Institute
  • James Watson, Secretary General, Eurogas
  • Walburga Hemetsberger, Secretary General, SolarPower Europe (tbc)
  • Waltraud Schmid, Head of Energy Department, Urban Innovation Vienna (tbc)
  • Monique Goyens, Secretary General, BEUC The European Consumer Organisation (tbc)

The event will be livestreamed on our YouTube channel - https://www.youtube.com/@easac-europeanacademiessci7375 – and a direct link to the livestream will be shared nearer the time.

Please note that our events will be video-recorded and the record may be used on or in EASAC online platforms, publications and promotional material. By joining the event, you consent to your image and name appearing in any video-recording of the event.

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