The European Union has committed itself to becoming the first net zero continent by 2050. But successful implementation is still far from certain, and with the EU elections coming up in 2024, parts of Europe’s green strategy are being re-thought. While the EU has so far mostly focussed on carbon pricing, it is now challenged to follow the US and China in designing a green industrial policy to keep up in the global race for clean technologies. At the same time, the EU must find ways to increase the speed of the green energy transition, keep the burden for citizens and companies as low as possible, and maintain broad societal support for ambitious climate measures.
We are delighted to discuss these issues with two distinguished speakers, French Minister of Transport Clément Beaune, and Franziska Brantner, Parliamentary State Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Economics and Climate Action. They will share their in-depth insights on European green policymaking and present their views on Europe’s path forward. Their keynote addresses will be followed by a discussion moderated by Philipp Jäger, Policy Fellow at the Jacques Delors Centre, and time for questions from the audience. Cornelia Woll, President of the Hertie School, will deliver the opening remarks.
- Opening remarks by Cornelia Woll, President of the Hertie-School
- Keynote address by Clément Beaune, French Minister of Transport
- Keynote address by Franziska Brantner, Parliamentary State Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Economics and Climate Action
- Panel discussion and Q&A
- Panellists: Clément Beaune and Franziska Brantner
- Moderator: Philipp Jäger, Policy Fellow, Jacques Delors Centre