The Clingendael Institute is pleased to invite you to the webinar Energising enlargement?, which is part of our series The prospects of the Green Agenda for the Western Balkans. We will launch our newest policy brief on this topic in collaboration with Kristina Naunova (Climate Action Network - CAN).
With its Green Agenda for the Western Balkans, the EU has extended its climate ambitions to the six countries in South-Eastern Europe that aspire to join the Union. The Green Agenda may be an effective tool in promoting climate and environmental agendas in the Western Balkans, a region suffering from severe air pollution and little energy diversification. But could it also be a catalyst for renewed interest and enhanced political engagement with the countries in the region, leading to new impetus for their accession process?
This webinar will explore how the Green Agenda can work in the interest of both European climate objectives and Western Balkan accession prospects.
Introduction by Louise van Schaik, (moderator) Head of EU and Global Affairs Unit, Clingendael Institute
Presentation new policy brief by Kristina Naunova, Climate and Energy Policy Officer for Western Balkans at Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe
Guillemette Vachey, Environment and climate expert, European Commission, DG Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement negotiations (NEAR)
Radovan Nikčević, Expert on Connectivity in charge of the Green Agenda at Regional Cooperation Council
Wouter Zweers, Research Fellow, Clingendael Institute
Join the conversation and ask questions to the experts.
After registering you will receive an email with a link to gain access to the webinar room. Looking forward to your virtual attendance.