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Europe Calling “Green Deal Done! Enough for 1.5°C? – Stocktaking and outlook for European climate policy”
23.May 19:30 - 21:00
The European Union’s Green Deal was unthinkable before the last European election in 2019. Only the Green Wave triggered by the climate movement on the streets made this historic and now largely completed climate action package possible. With it, the EU has achieved more for climate protection in the last four years than ever before.
The Green Deal: a milestone, but still a long way from reaching climate neutrality fast.
It is also clear that the EU Green Deal and all its laws are not yet enough to achieve the 1.5° target set at the Paris Climate Conference. Particularly because fossil fuel interests inside and outside the Parliament, member states and the EU Commission are blocking many of the necessary ambitions. Every little step of more climate action has to be fought hard for.
The fierce campaigns against the energy transition in buildings, particularly in Germany, and against the phasing out of internal combustion engines have shown just in the last few weeks how forceful and destructive this last stand of a dying fossil fuel economy is. All the more reason to prepare for the next steps towards climate neutrality and to close ranks together – politics & movement – against the fossil industry’s desperate measures.
What comes after the Green Deal?
European elections are a year away. For Europe to achieve its climate goals, it needs a Green Wave again to wash away the fossil interests. But how can this be achieved, especially in times when rising living costs are placing an extreme burden on many people and at the same time targeted disinformation is causing maximum uncertainty? What exactly must come after the Green Deal – and how social must it be? What can we learn from the successes and failures of the last four years of climate policy?
This is what we want to discuss in the joint webinar of Europe Calling e.V. and Michael Bloss MEP with the following high-profile guests:
- Luisa Neubauer, climate activist with Fridays For Future
- Prof Dr Claudia Kemfert, Head of the Department of Energy, Transport, Environment at the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW) Berlin
- Judith Kirton-Darling, Vice General Secretary of the EU industrial union “industriALL” and former Member of the European Parliament for the UK Labour Party
- Ricarda Lang MP, Federal Chairwoman of Bündnis90/Die Grünen, the German Green Party
- Jude Kirton-Darling (invited), Deputy General Secretary at industriALL, the European industry trade union
- Michael Bloss MEP, Climate Policy Spokesperson of the Greens/EFA Group in the European Parliament
Date: Tuesday, 23.5.2023, 19:30 – 21:00 hrs CEST (Brussels/Berlin/Paris)
The webinar will be interpreted in German and English.
Please, join us and invite others.
With European greetings,
Maximilian Fries and all at Europe Calling