Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
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German American Conference: Building Just and Climate-Ready Economies in the EU and the US

This event will focus on comparing and contrasting the EU and US directions to building just and climate-ready economies. Through workshops and a panel discussion, participants will take a closer look at the two regions’ directions to achieve both economic growth and large-scale decarbonization. In particular, we aim to learn more about the public discourse and policy priorities, as well as actual programs and plans, like the EU Green Deal or the Biden Plan. In view of the US presidential election and the recent announcements by EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, shedding a light on differences and common features of the two programs couldn’t be more topical. Where do the two regions see the biggest levers for change? What are the political constraints within which pragmatic climate policy needs to work? Can the US regain credibility as a climate policy leader? 

Event attendees have the option of participating in a moderated workshop and a panel discussion, OR attending the panel discussion without participating in a workshop. The workshop and panel discussion are meant to provide input and solicit active engagement from participants. By using an interactive format and an online collaboration tool for the workshop, we hope to break the “Zoom fatigue” and foster engagement amongst participants.

Registration required.

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Harvard University
Center for the Environment

Address: 26 Oxford Street, 4th Floor, Cambridge
Phone: (617) 495-0368

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