Climate change poses a myriad of policy challenges:
- To find a proper balance between investing in greenhouse-gas mitigation and investing in avenues for adapting to climate change.
- The possible trade-off between decarbonisation and economic growth and the need to make climate action as growth-friendly as possible.
- To clearly identify barriers to climate investment and the most appropriate policies to remove them.
These challenges were discussed at the EIB-Bruegel Conference “Investment and Growth in the Time of Climate Change” which will be held at the Palais d’Egmont in Brussels. The conference brought together senior policymakers, public-policy experts, academics and representatives of national and international financial institutions to explore a topic of great importance for European policymaking and the strategic orientation of the European Investment Bank.
Read the report here.
- Werner Hoyer (President of the EIB)
- Jean Pisani-Ferry (Director of Bruegel)
- Jos Delbeke (Director-General for Climate Action, European Commission)
- Philip Lowe (Director-General for Energy, European Commission)
- Samuel Fankhauser (Professor, London School of Economics)
- Karl Kellner, presentation, A European Commission Perspective on climate-related investment in Energy here
- Francesco Bosello, presentation, Key issues in balancing the policy mix of mitigation and adaptation measures to address climate change here
- George Papaconstantinou, presentation, Panel II: Decarbonisation and growth here