Europe’s Green New Deal


February 10, 2020 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
223 Moses Hall, UC Berkeley
Telegraph & Bancroft

Europe aspires to be the first climate-neutral continent by 2050.  To achieve this, the European Commission has proposed the European Green Deal, a package of measures that should enable European citizens and businesses to benefit from the sustainable green transition.  Key policies range from ambitiously cutting emissions, to investing in cutting-edge research and innovation, to preserving Europe’s natural environment.

This presentation by Jean-Eric Paquet, Director-General of Research and Innovation of the European Commission, will address the centrality of research and innovation.  According to the event description, the Green Deal is “expected to be a new EU growth strategy.”  But, we wonder, is infinite growth really desirable and can it be decoupled from social inequity and environmental destruction?  Is there a post-growth alternative?  These are questions that attendees could raise in the Q & A.

 Institute of European StudiesClimate Readiness InstituteInstitute of Governmental StudiesDept. of Environmental Science, Policy, and Mgmt. (ESPM)Center for Responsible Business

 by February 9.




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