Past Event

Green recovery spending: how, when and where

Analysing potential recovery spending and green investment through multiple dimensions.

Date: November 19, 2020, 11:00 am Topic: Energy & Climate

In the framework of the next generation EU recovery facility the EU plans to finance up to €750 bn to support investment in the green and digital transitions. Deploying this money will imply trade-offs on many dimensions, including the time-horizon of the spending, sectoral choices and the geographic distribution.

On the time-horizon dimension, the EU and Member States will have to balance spending that engineers a powerful short-term stimulus with budget allocations that increase the potential for sustainable long-term growth. The latter includes spending on innovation projects that enable massive private investments in the future.

On the geographic dimension, investments focused on the most productive regions might lead the highest aggregate growth impact for the EU. But supporting the development of future comparative advantages in suitable low carbon technologies in all regions could mitigate increasing divergence.

In this closed-door session we want to discuss these trade-offs and ways to translate desirable allocations into policies.

This event is open only to Bruegel’s Members and select experts.

Schedule

Nov 19, 2020

11:00-11:05

Welcome and Introduction

Chair: Georg Zachmann, Senior Fellow

Ann Mettler, Director for Europe, Breakthrough Energy

11:05-11:40

Recovery spending: the ecosystem dimension

Chair: Georg Zachmann, Senior Fellow

Kerstin Jorna, Director-General, European Commission, DG GROW

11:40-12:10

Recovery spending: the time-horizon dimension

Chair: Peter Sweatman, Chief Executive, Climate Strategy & Partners

Cyril Garcia, CEO, Capgemini Invent

12:10-12:40

Recovery spending: the regional dimension

Chair: Peter Sweatman, Chief Executive, Climate Strategy & Partners

Georg Zachmann, Senior Fellow

12:40-12:50

Speakers

Cyril Garcia

CEO, Capgemini Invent

Kerstin Jorna

Director-General, European Commission, DG GROW

Ann Mettler

Director for Europe, Breakthrough Energy

Peter Sweatman

Chief Executive, Climate Strategy & Partners

Georg Zachmann

Senior Fellow

Location & Contact

Bruegel, Rue de la Charité 33, 1210 Brussels

Katja Knezevic

[email protected]

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