Poland and the European Green Deal: In or Out? Ifri Green Deal Virtual Lunch Series
The European Council’s political agreement on the recovery fund and 2021-2027 budget paves the way to a large-scale response to the economic recession with a strong emphasis on climate protection.
But for the green recovery to materialize, Member States need to fully align their national strategies with the EU’s 2050 climate neutrality goal, which is not yet guaranteed in the case of Poland. Referring to its strong dependence on coal and current level of socio-economic development, Poland stresses that it can only reach climate neutrality ‘at its own pace’ and with financial support adequate to the scale of challenges.
While the EU is preparing the roll out of new legislation based on the 2050 climate neutrality goal, this Ifri Green Deal Virtual Lunch aims to discuss ways to overcome Poland’s resistance to Europe’s increased decarbonisation commitments, and how Poland could accelerate its decarbonisation.
- Adam Guibourge-Czetwertyński, Under Secretary of State, Republic of Poland
- Aleksandra Gawlikowska-Fyk, Head of the Power Project, Forum Energii
- Jos Delbeke, Professor at the European University Institute and KU Leuven, Former Director-General for Climate Action at the European Commission
Chair: Marc-Antoine Eyl-Mazzega, Director, Ifri Center for Energy & Climate
Moderation: Carole Mathieu, Head of EU Policies, Ifri Center for Energy & Climate
Following the 18 May Franco-German initiative and ahead of next week's critical presentation (27 May) by the European Commission of the European recovery plan aligned with the carbon neutrality objective, Marc-Antoine Eyl-Mazzega, Director of Ifri's Center for Energy &...
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