Conference Tuesday, 15. October 2019 /

An EU budget to address the climate emergency

How to fund a Green New Deal for Europe

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Date, Time
Tue, 15. Oct 2019,
9:00 am – 1:00 pm Save in my calendar
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Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung Brüssel - Europäische Union
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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

Welcome remarks    
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?

10.45 -11:15

Coffee Break

11:15 - 13:00

Session 3: Stakeholder Panel Debate

13:00 - 14:00