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Event: Green Growth Partnership webinar: The EU's 2030 climate target: policies & business action to deliver the 55%, October 8 2020

last modified Oct 05, 2020 02:24 PM
Join us for this second webinar of the series that the Green Growth Partnership (GGP) is organising on ‘Greening the economic recovery in line with climate neutrality - From commitments to action’.

High-level webinar: The EU's 2030 climate target: policies & business action to deliver the 55%.

Thursday 8 October, 10:00-12:00 (CET)

Speakers include so far:

  • Sveinung Rotevatn, Minister of Climate and Environment, Norway
  • Leonore Gewessler, Federal Minister for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology, Austria
  • Nils Torvalds, Member of the European Parliament
  • Fredrick Federley, Member of the European Parliament
  • Mirella Vitale, Senior Vice President, Group Marketing, Communications and Public Affairs, ROCKWOOL International A/S
  • Casper Klynge, Vice President for European Government Affairs, Microsoft
  • Sabine Nallinger, Chairwoman, Stiftung 2 Grad
  • Sandrine Dixson-Declève, Co-President of the Club of Rome
  • Wendel Trio, Director of CAN Europe
  • Eliot Whittington (Chair), Director, CLG Europe and the Green Growth Partnership

Context and background:

This event is part of a GGP webinar series held during the German Presidency of the European Council with the kind support from several Environment and Climate Ministries including Germany, Norway and Finland. The webinars aim to gather business and political support for an economic recovery that is consistent with the achievement of ambitious climate objectives. Please find the recording of the launch webinar of 16 July here.

As the European Council prepares to discuss the 2030 target, this second webinar will address the benefits associated with aiming for a higher target and obstacles to overcome for its implementation, the policy and business action that will ensure that this target is met in practice and consistent with greening Europe’s economic recovery, and how the cooperation between the EU and partners such as Norway could increase climate action on the continent.

The dynamic for a higher 2030 greenhouse gas emissions reductions target has accelerated in recent weeks. The European Commission presented a 2030 target action plan with measures to achieve a target of at least 55%, on the basis of an Impact Assessment, while the European Parliament’s Environment Committee endorsed a target of 60% before a plenary vote in October. Recognising the economic benefits of aiming for a higher target, the support for more climate ambition is also increasing among business and investors across Europe with more than 170 of them calling on EU and national leaders to endorse a target of at least 55%.


Register here to attend the webinar (free of charge).

Click here to watch the previous Green Growth Partnership webinar.

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