9th of June, 2.30pm CET
Organised by the Centre for European and International Policy Action (CEIPA), this inter-disciplinary event will discuss policy reforms tabled by the European Green Deal initiative. Subsequently, this event will aim at identifying and discussing the main issues and challenges in making the European Green Deal initiative a reality and success.
Will Europe be ready and willing to mobilise substantial political support and resources for far reaching reform, creating synergies between energy, agricultural, environmental, consumer protection and labour market policies, given that it is preparing for a major economic set back in the aftermath of the Coronavirus pandemic and still coping with the final stages of Brexit negotiations?
Will governments in the member states of the European Union show enough resilience and determination towards consequent reforms of the common agricultural policy and take effective steps to protect, monitor and restore forests, natural habitat and biodiversity?
Will they commit themselves to large scale and continual allocation of resources and investments for the production of renewable energies such as hydrogen, solar, wind, etc., making Europe competitive and prosperous?
Will society and the political elite in Europe give up a little of their national egoism and stand for a long-term transition, gradually closing the doors for polluting fossil fuels and paving the way for a continent free of greenhouse gas emissions?
The CEIPA video conference will bring together policy makers, researchers, government and EU representatives, civil society, press and media, international organisations and public administrators.
The working language will be English.