The European Green Deal: Green policies in Europe and beyond

invitation only · Webinar · 28.05.2020 15:30 - 16:30

invitation only

* Recording of the Webinar is available here: https://youtu.be/Dgn_EZEoxNw *

In December 2019 the European Commission presented the European Green Deal, the key plan to advance the EU’s climate agenda. More ambitious EU decarbonisation targets for 2030 and climate neutrality by 2050 are the main goals. The Green Deal also includes new plans and strategies for sustainable investment, carbon border adjustment, the European industry, sustainable agriculture and biodiversity. The Commission has stated that the Green Deal will remain a priority despite the Covid-19 crisis. Is the Green Deal a step change in EU climate and energy policy? What are the main challenges to its implementation? How will it impact the role of the EU as a global actor?

The webinar is organized by the Finnish Institute of International Affairs in cooperation with the Initiative for Sustainable Energy Policy (ISEP) at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).

Speakers

Johannes Urpelainen

Opening remarks

Johannes Urpelainen

Director and Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz Professor of Energy, Resources and Environment, SAIS and Founding Director, ISEP

Johannes Urpelainen is the Director and Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz Professor of Energy, Resources and Environment at Johns Hopkins SAIS and the Founding Director of the ISEP. He received his PhD in Political Science from the University of Michigan in 2009 and spent the next eight years at Columbia University. Dr Urpelainen is the award-winning author of four books and over a hundred refereed articles on environmental politics, energy policy, and global governance.

Marco Siddi

speaker

Marco Siddi

Senior Research Fellow, FIIA

Marco Siddi is a Senior Research Fellow at FIIA, where he focuses on European politics, EU-Russia relations and energy politics. His research has been published in numerous academic journals, including International Politics, Europe-Asia Studies, Geopolitics, Politics and The International Spectator. He has taught at several European universities, most recently at Tampere University and the University of Helsinki. Prior to joining FIIA, he was a Marie Curie and DAAD fellow. He studied at Oxford University, the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna and the University of Edinburgh, where he received a PhD in Politics.

chair

Emma Hakala

Visiting Senior Fellow

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