The External Dimension of the European Green Deal – Prospects for Cooperation with (Re)Emerging Powers

Endast inbjudna · MGG Online Conference · 16.11.2020 00:00 - 17.11.2020 00:00
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Endast inbjudna

The European Green Deal is the main roadmap of the EU Commission for energy transition and for tackling climate change. First and foremost, it defines internal plans and strategies for the EU that will also have global effects. For promoting the global public good, the EU will need partners to jointly work with. The Green Deal Diplomacy is in place since the end of 2019. What has changed in EU external action since the Green Deal was adopted? How is the EU perceived in matters of climate policy by its external partners since its adoption?

A joint understanding of actions towards the common good will require the EU to exchange ideas and policy plans with critical partners. This is all the more necessary as COVID-19 is currently changing dynamics for any planning and for global partnerships.  Based on brief input papers, the workshop will discuss with participants from Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Mexico, South Africa and Russia:

  • (a) Understandings of key requirements necessary for ”green leadership” globally,
  • (b) Partners’ perspectives on ”greening” (including plans for re-building after the COVID-19 pandemic and what is known/planned already), and
  • (c) Where are potential joint interests or disagreements with regard to partner countries and the EU’s Green Deal? Which role should the EU have?

The event will be a preparatory workshop that is aspiring to feed into a conference in 2021. It is organised by the ‘Managing Global Governance’ (MGG) programme of the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) in cooperation with the Finnish Institute for International Affairs (FIIA) and the Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAS).


Monday, 16 October 2020 – first panel
9:00 am CET: Welcome of Asian and European participants by DIE, FIIA and KAS
9:10 am CET: Presentation and discussion of input papers China and Indonesia

Yanzhu Zhang, Senior Programme Manager, Foreign Environmental Cooperation Center, Ministry of Ecology and Environment, China
Linda Yanti Sulistiawati, Lecturer of Law, Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia
Niklas Helwig Leading Research Fellow, Finnish Institute of International Affairs

10:10 am CET: Break
10:25 am CET: Presentation and discussion of input papers India and Russia

Souvik Bhattacharjya,
Associate Director, Integrated Policy Analysis Division, The Energy and Resources Institute, India
Igor Makarov, Head of World Economic Programme, National Research University – Higher School of Economics, Russia
Marco Siddi, Senior Research Fellow, Finnish Institute of International Affairs

11:25 am CET: End of first panel discussion
Monday, 16 October 2020 – second panel
16:00 pm CET: Welcome of African and Latin American participants and
brief summary of Asian discussion by DIE, FIIA and KAS
16:20 pm CET: Presentation and discussion of input paper South Africa

Alex Benkenstein, Head, Governance of Africa’s Resources programme, South African Institute for International Affairs
Romy Chevallier, Senior Researcher, Governance of Africa’s Resources programme,South African Institute for International Affairs
Wulf Reiners, Head, Managing Global Governance Programme, German Development Institute

16:45 pm CET: Break
17:00 pm CET: Presentation and discussion of input papers Brazil and Mexico

Francisco Gaetani, Professor, Fundação Getulio Vargas, Escola Brasileira de
Administração Pública e de Empresas, Brazil
Lorena Ruano Gomez, Professor for International Relations, Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas, Mexico
Wulf Reiners, Head, Managing Global Governance Programme, German
Development Institute

18:00 pm CET End of second panel discussion
Tuesday, 17 October 2020
13:00 pm CET: Keynote input EU perspectives on the aim and the external
consequences of the Green Deal

Anthony Agotha, Senior Diplomatic Expert, Member of Cabinet, Commissioner Frans Timmermanns, European Green Deal, European Commission
Diana Montero-Melis, Member of Cabinet, Commissioner Jutta Urpilainen, International Partnerships, European Commission
Louis Mourier, Programme Manager for Climate Policy, Energy and Global Environmental Governance, Multinational Policy Development Dialogue,
Konrad-Adenauer Stiftung Brussels

14:00 pm CET: Break
14:15 pm CET: Final discussion

Sven Grimm, Head, Research Programme International- and Transnational Cooperation, German Development Institute

15:15 pm CET End of event


For more information on the workshop, please contact Niklas Helwig or Marco Siddi