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The External Dimension of the EU’s Green Deal: What Role for EU Development Cooperation?

The EU Green Deal's political scope extends far beyond climate neutrality and the European Union. What geopolitical and human repercussions does it have for its partners?

Date: April 29, 2021, 2:00 pm Topic: Energy & Climate

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Bruegel · The External Dimension of the EU’s Green Deal: What Role for EU Development Cooperation?

In December 2019, the European Commission put forward a package of policy initiatives – The EU Green Deal – with the overarching aim of making Europe climate neutral in 2050. The EU Green Deal puts sustainability at the heart of the EU agenda, both in Europe and in the world. But what does this mean for the EU’s partner countries? How can the EU align its development efforts with the external dimension of the EU Green Deal? How can the EU support the green transition in partner countries and at the same time ensure impact on human development?

Co-hosted by the Center for Global Development and Bruegel, at this event we explored the role of EU development finance in addressing climate change and delivering development impact in partner countries.

Schedule

Apr 29, 2021

14:00-15:30 (CEST)

Discussion and Q&A

Chair: Mikaela Gavas, Co-Director Development Cooperation in Europe and Senior Policy Fellow, CGD

Chair: Simone Tagliapietra, Senior Fellow

Roberta Lusardi, Head of EU Stakeholders and Communications, Enel Group

Carla Montesi, Director for “Green Deal and Digital Agenda”, European Commission, Directorate-General for International Partnerships (INTPA)

Njuguna Ndung'u, Executive Director, African Economic Research Consortium (AERC)

Speakers

Mikaela Gavas

Co-Director Development Cooperation in Europe and Senior Policy Fellow, CGD

Roberta Lusardi

Head of EU Stakeholders and Communications, Enel Group

Carla Montesi

Director for “Green Deal and Digital Agenda”, European Commission, Directorate-General for International Partnerships (INTPA)

Njuguna Ndung'u

Executive Director, African Economic Research Consortium (AERC)

Simone Tagliapietra

Senior Fellow

Location & Contact

Katja Knezevic

[email protected]

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