On 16 September 2020, as part of her State of the European Union address to the European Parliament, President von der Leyen announced her intention to increase the 2030 target for greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction from 40% to at least 55%.
Dr. Klaus-Dieter BorchardtBrowsing
Klaus-Dieter Borchardt is a senior energy advisor at the European Competition Law Practice in the Baker McKenzie Brussels office. He joined the Firm in 2020. Klaus-Dieter worked for 33 years at the European Commission, including four years at the European Court of Justice. When he left the European Commission, he was deputy director general for Energy. Klaus-Dieter is also an expert in EU Law, having spent 12 years in the commission's Legal Service, where he was responsible for state aid, internal market and agriculture. He is a professor at the Julius-Maximilians-University, author of a standard textbook on EU Law and co-editor of a commentary of the EU Treaties.