Highlights of the 2nd report of the SDSN Senior Working Group on European Green Deal and the SDSN Global Climate Hub

The presentation of the 2nd Report of the SDSN Senior Working Group on the European Green Deal, entitled “Financing the Joint Implementation of Agenda 2030 and the European Green Deal” took place on Tuesday, May 3rd, during a public debate moderated by the head of the writing team, Professor Phoebe Koundouri, with the participation of, among others, the main authors of the report, Greek government ministers and MEPs.

The event kicked off with high level remarks from keynote speakers including Prof. Yannis Ioannidis from the Athena Research Center, Prof. Christos Zerefos from the Academy of Athens and Prof. Jeffrey Sachs from Columbia University,  President of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network

On the occasion of the presentation of the report, Prof. Phoebe Koundouri announced the upcoming Global Climate Hub of Athens hich will launch next July during the “Workshop on Ancient Wisdom for Modern Challenges” to be held in Athens. The Hub will bring together scholars and researchers from around the world to work collaboratively to address the most pressing challenges related to climate change and to identify sustainable pathways through the instruments of technology, finance, and policy.

The audience then heard from a series of high-level national ministerial representatives including Christos Staikouras, Minister of Finance; Christos Dimas, Minister of Research and Innovation; Christos Stylianidis, Minister for the Climate Crisis and Civil Protection and Teresa Ribera, Spain’s Deputy Prime Minister for the Ecological Transition.


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