Webinar with Bas Eickhout and Diederik Samsom
Just when the European Commission was taking first steps to realize the European Green Deal, the COVID-19 virus hit Europe with full force. National governments and EU institutions are now implementing monetary and fiscal policy measures that outsize those seen in response to financial crisis in 2008. The economic recovery of COVID-19 harbors considerable risk - and opportunities - for Europe to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050.
In this webinar, jointly organized by Member of European Parliament Bas Eickhout and the Stockholm Environment Institute, researchers, EU policy makers and other climate policy experts will explore how the COVID-19 economic recovery can help finance a sustainable, just and resilient transition towards climate neutrality. The webinar will also give panelists and the audience the opportunity to discuss the European Commission’s Recovery Strategy.
Moderated by Bas Eickhout, Greens/EFA MEP, Vice-Chair Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety
Welcome by Gregor Vulturius, Head of EU Policy Engagement, SEI
The European Commission’s Recovery Strategy
Presentation by Diederik Samsom, Head of Cabinet of Vice-President of the European Commission Frans Timmermans
Panel discussion - How should the EU Green Deal be put at the heart of the COVID-19 economic recovery?
Åsa Persson, Science Director, SEI
TBC Sandrine Dixson-Declève, co-president of the Club of Rome
Q&A session with the audience* and concluding remarks
*The audience is encouraged to join the discussion via the webinar’s chat function. The co-moderator will relay comments and questions raised in the chat to the panel.