* 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).