How should the EU Green Deal be put at the heart of the Covid-19 economic recovery?

Join researchers, business leaders and policymakers for a webinar to discuss how NextGenerationEU can build a more healthy, sustainable and just Europe. The webinar is jointly organized by Member of the European Parliament (MEP) Bas Eickhout and SEI.

“As a green leader, the world is looking to the EU to demonstrate that a sustainable recovery is possible and that we can address the health crisis, the economic crisis and the risks of climate change in smart and synergistic ways. This webinar will address the credibility, effectiveness and level of ambition of the proposed recovery package, and what kind of knowledge and evidence challenges are raised as the world starts to recover.”

— Åsa Persson, Deputy Director and Research Director at SEI

Speakers in the webinar will include Diederik Samsom, Head of the Cabinet of European Commission Vice-President Frans Timmermans; Åsa Persson, Deputy Director and Research Director at SEI; Gregor Vulturius, Research Fellow at SEI; and Sandrine Dixson-Declève, Co-President of the Club of Rome. It will be moderated by Bas Eickhout, MEP Greens/European Free Alliance and Vice-Chair of the European Parliament Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety.

“The Commission’s economic recovery plan has been set in the right direction by boosting spending to build a more sustainable, resilient and just Europe,” said Gregor Vulturius, Research Fellow, SEI. “However, aligning recovery spending to the EU Green Deal might meet resistance from member states that have been hit by the Covid-19 crises. In my opinion, the investments proposed by the Commission are not enough to reduce emissions sufficiently in the coming decade to have a realistic chance of keeping with the Paris Climate Agreement.”

Through events like this, SEI aims to connect the findings from across its research programmes to important decision-making taking place at EU level.

Date: Webinar on Wednesday 3 June, 16.00–17.00 CEST, Brussels.

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