Keynote Plenary: The European Green Deal

20 July 2020

The session organized by the EAERE Policy Outreach Committee (POC) as part of the #EAERE2020 Plenary intends to discuss the features of the European Green Deal in the framework of the post-Covid policies. The EU has decided to green its new overall economic policy: priority is being given to climate neutrality by 2050, to biodiversity, the circular economy, and greening will be pursued in well established sectoral policies such as on energy, transport, innovation, agriculture, as well as on its budget and finance. The Covid reality has suddenly but profoundly changed the social, economic and political reality all over Europe. The heart of this discussion is the European budget and the Recovery Fund. The POC session will discuss to what extent the world looks different after several months of living with the Covid virus, from a perspective of reaching the climate targets, but even more importantly from the viewpoint of realizing the political ambition of the EU Green Deal. In line with the aim of the EAERE POC, particular attention will be devoted to the most suitable policies that should be implemented for an effective Green Deal and to the kinds of investments that are needed for the EU Green Deal to achieve its goals.


~ 00:00:13 Introduction by Jos Delbeke, European University Institute; KU Leuven Introductory Remarks:

~ 00:01:33 Alexander Stubb, Director and Professor, School of Transnational Governance, European University Institute; Former Prime, Finance and Foreign Minister of Finland

~ 00:18:24 Peter Vis, Senior Adviser at Rud Pedersen Public Affairs, Brussels; Former official at the European Commission Interventions by the EAERE POC:

~ 00:37:30 Dominique Bureau, General Delegate of the Economic council for sustainable development, Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy, France

~ 00:42:56 Ottmar Edenhofer, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK); Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change; Technische Universität Berlin

~ 00:51:10 Ben Groom, Department of Geography and Environment, London School of Economics and and Political Science

~ 00:56:30 Phoebe Koundouri, Athens University of Economics and Business

~ 01:07:25 Xavier Labandeira Villot, Universidade de Vigo

~ 01:12:30 Aldo Ravazzi Douvan, Italian Ministry of Environment; Sogesid TA; OECD/WPEP; GBE; University of Roma Tor Vergata

~ 01:19:40 Andrea Tilche, Directorate General for Research and Innovation, European Commission

~ 01:25:34 Thomas Sterner, EfD Environment for Development initiative, University of Gothenburg

~ 01:33:09 Herman Vollebergh, Tilburg University and Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency

~ 01:40:04 Summary and Closing Remarks by Simone Borghesi, European University Institute and Jos Delbeke

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