An EU budget to address the climate emergency
How to fund a Green New Deal for Europe
The conference explores how the EU Budget can be used to address the climate emergency and respond to public concerns following scientists’ demands for climate action – most recently expressed in the ‘green wave’ at the EU elections.
The next EU Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) is still being negotiated and some key decisions that will affect how EU funds drive climate change mitigation are still open. Furthermore, the implementation of the EU budget – via national and regional strategies, plans, programmes and projects – will be a key tool for shaping our climate future. This conference brings together :
- A political debate on how the future EU budget should respond to the climate crisis;
- A session exploring lessons from past EU spending and governance, as well as identifying future needs;
- A Stakeholder panel debate on what actions can be launched, what windows of opportunity remain, and how the European Institutions and civil society can work together to respond to the climate crisis.
9:00 - 9:15
09:15 - 09:50
Session 1: The Climate Emergency: The world has woken up - The Political Response
09:50 - 10:45
Session 2: What lessons can we learn from the previous MFF and how do we move forward?
11:15 - 13:00
Session 3: Stakeholder Panel Debate
13:00 - 14:00