Will the EU Green Deal survive Covid-19? Future of the European climate transformation from the Polish-French Perspective


16:00 > 17:00

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced both European and national decision-makers to adapt their perspectives on diverse issues concerning the future of the European Union’s economy, including debt levels and state intervention in labour markets and supply chains. The commonly held notion that has remained unruffled despite this year’s events is that there is no turning back from the climate transformation. As agreed by the European Council on 21 July 2020, a large portion of the EU Recovery Plan (at least 30%) will finance environmental efforts and the fight against climate change as developed in the EU Green Deal.


Michał Kurtyka, Ministry of Climate, Republic of Poland

Pascal Lamy, Vice-President, Europe Jacques Delors

Moderator: Kate Abnett, European Climate and Energy Correspondent for Reuters

Structure of the discussion:

  1. After the moderator’s introductory remarks, each panellist will have 8 minutes to present their views on each of our two main subjects (20 minutes in total for the panel).
  2. The moderator will animate the discussion among the panellists and in the meantime, online participants may submit questions for the QnA within YouTube chat. (10 minutes)
  3. The moderator will collect several questions and panellists will respond to them (20 minutes).
  4. Concluding remarks from panellists and moderator (10 minutes)
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