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The European Green Deal: A Step Forward, Sideways, or Backward?
October 12, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
(October 12 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm CEST)
The European Union is currently finalizing the details of its European Green Deal, an effort to transform the 27-nation bloc into a low-carbon economy. The EU aspires to achieve net-zero carbon emissions and eliminate pollution by 2050 while also creating new jobs in a new clean-energy economy. Is this a model for the rest of the world or a large-scale exercise in greenwashing? Four experts evaluate this enormous undertaking from a variety of economic, environmental, and geopolitical angles.
- Ann Pettifor: director of Policy Research in Macroeconomics
What the European Green Deal Gets Right
- Dusan Pajovic, coordinator of Green New Deal for Europe, DiEM25
What the European Green Deal Gets Wrong
- Asad Rehman, executive director of War on Want
The Global Context of the European Green Deal
- Clara Bourgin, policy and advocacy officer, Counter Balance
The Financing of the European Green Deal