Three solutions to finance the Green Deal

3 solutions to finance the Green Deal
Proposals to scale up EU ambitions and obtain financial guarantees to win the climate battle

Are the responses from EU policymakers commensurate with the climate challenge? Are the promises for a Green Deal and a Climate law enough to win the climate battle? Is there sufficient serious commitment to allocate enough budgetary and financial resources to make the Green Deal a success? On 16 October, we invite in the European Parliament young climate strikers, leading experts in climate science, economics and law, to explore concrete solutions and specify what additional guarantees are needed for enough budgetary resources to make the Green Deal win the climate battle, before the new Commission is installed. We will talk about concrete solutions to face the historical climate challenge: a concrete plan called the “Climate-Employment Pact”, which is capable of mobilising 400 billion € per year for climate investment and create more than 5 million jobs without taxing common citizens.

In her speech, Geneviève Pons, will adress the technological and social challenges of the energy transition.

The conference itself will end at 15:30 and will be followed by a networking time from 15:30 to 16:30 pm. Speakers will be available for interviews

Registration is compulsory for people who need an accreditation to access the European Parliament building, preferably before 11 October and at the latest before 13 October, via this link : https://forms.gle/YaWmnnv8jkA79Y3n7

For participants who don’t need an accreditation to enter the European Parliament, please register via this link : https://forms.gle/Uag8J27NEx5oFK1t9

Invited to contribute to the debate are…

Young climate marchers

  • Virgile Mouquet, Jeunes pour le climat, France
  • 3 representatives from Fridays for Future from 3 EU countries

Experts

  • Jean-Pascal van Ypersele, Climatologist, former Vice-president of International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
  • Olivier de Schutter, Professor of Law, former United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to food (2008-2014)

Civil society movements

  • Laura Sullivan, Director, wemove.eu,
  • Wendel Trio, Climate Action Network Europe,
  • Rebecca Thiessen, Climate Coalition Belgium, Member of Climate Action Network Europe
  • Teresa Ribera, Minister for Ecological Transition, Kingdom of Spain
  • László Andor, former Commissioner for Employment and inclusion (2010-2014), and Secretary General of FEPS
  • Michal Kurtyka, Secretary of State, Ministry of Energy, Republic of Poland
  • Geneviève Pons, Director, Jacques Delors Institute – Brussels office
  • Karl Falkenberg, former Director-General for Environment (2009-2015), European Commission
  • Laurent Berger, President of the European Trade Union Confederation
  • Monseigneur Bruno-Marie Duffé, Advisor of Pope Francis for climate, Holy See

Representatives from States and Governments

  • Teresa Ribera, Minister for Ecological Transition, Kingdom of Spain
  • Michal Kurtyka, Secretary of State, Ministry of Energy, Republic of Poland
  • Monseigneur Bruno-Marie Duffé, Advisor of Pope Francis for climate, Holy See

Members of the European parliament

  • Iratxe Garcia-Perez, MEP (S&D, Spain), President of the S&D group
  • Alícia Homs, MEP (S&D, Spain), Commission member EMPL, President of the Young European Socialists (TBC)
  • Domènec Ruiz Devesa, MEP (S&D, Spain),  Commission member AFCO ;
  • Delara Burkhardt, MEP (S&D, Germany), Commission member ENVI
  • Pierre Larrouturou, MEP (S&D, France), shadow rapporteur S&D on Budget 2020
  • Marie-Pierre Vedrenne, MEP (Renew Europe, France), Vice-president of the commission INTA
  • Philippe Lamberts, MEP (Greens/European Free Alliance, Belgium), co-President of the group of the Greens/European Free Alliance
  • Rasmus Andresen, MEP (Greens/European Free Alliance, Germany), Commission member BUDG
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Date

16 Oct 2019

Time

13 h 30 min - 16 h 30 min

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