European Green Deal – Podcast

20.04.2022 | Ecologic Institute
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In the first episode of the Green Deal – Big Deal? podcast we unpack the European Green Deal and discuss its importance with our guests Dr Hans Bruyninckx (European Environment Agency) and Dr Åsa Persson (Stockholm Environment Institute). New episodes will be released every month and can be accessed directly on our website or streamed on popular podcast platforms. Listen now!

The European Green Deal is the European Union's fundamental response to the challenges of the 21st century. From addressing climate change and nature degradation to creating conditions for sustainable and inclusive economic growth, the plan aims to revolutionize the way we live, work and play.

Dr Hans Bruyninckx, the Executive Director of the European Environment Agency, makes the case for why the European Green Deal is a more innovative, systemic and ambitious approach to environmental policy than what we have ever seen before. He argues that the European Green Deal will challenge different sectors of business and society to reinvent themselves to ensure that environmental and social sustainability is at the heart of all our activities.

With Dr Åsa Persson, the Research Director of the Stockholm Environment Institute, we discuss whether the European Green Deal can help us address major crises, such as the implications of war in Ukraine. We also ask Dr Persson a bit of a radical question: isn't the European Green Deal all a bit too complex and far-reaching?

Check out the Green Deal – Big Deal website for more information on the podcast and webinar series.

Further Links

1st Episode: What is Europe trying to achieve and where are we now?

Assessment of Resource Nexus-related Challenges and Opportunities in the Context of the European Green Deal – Background report for the EEA Briefing

Ressourcenschonungspolitik in der EU – Zusammenschau politischer Strategiepapiere von den Anfängen bis heute

Industriewende: Wettbewerbseffekte und Carbon Leakage – Neue Politikmaßnahmen im Zuge des Europäischen Green Deal – Ariadne-Kurzdossier

Bridging Divides Over the Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism – Article

Contribution to the 2020 Roadmap Consultation on the Farm to Fork Strategy – Position paper

Aligning the post-2020 CAP with the Green Deal – The European Green Deal, sustainable agri-food systems, and the Common Agricultural Policy

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