The EESC hold its conference on the “Geopolitics of the Green Deal” in Brussels on 6 December 2021. This hybrid meeting, co-organised with the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), looked into the effects of the Green Deal on the position of the EU in the world.
The conference was organised in 4 panels: Leading climate change efforts; Ensuring the green energy transition and heading towards open strategic autonomy; Ensuring that the EGD leaves no one behind; Maintaining the EU industry’s global competitiveness and directing financing to support the green transition.
Speakers from the EU, SDSN, UN IPCC and various other governmental and non-governmental organisations discussed these groundbreaking developments in EU policy-making, with the goal of bringing together EU Institutions and prominent experts in the field to discuss how to strengthen civil society engagement in climate action, the energy transition and green finance.
Prof. Phoebe Koundouri with her role as co-chair of SDSN Europe provided the wrap-up at the Closing Remarks session together with Mr Dimitris Dimitriadis, President of the Section for External Relations (REX), European Economic and Social Committee (EESC).