Delegation of the European Union to Botswana and SADC

Webinar "Europe’s Green Deal and Recovery Plan and their Relevance for Russia"

11/06/2020 - 17:23
Conferences & conventions

The webinar will introduce main aspects of the Green Deal and Recovery Plan to the Russian and Russian-based business community, institutional stakeholders and academia.

With the launch of the EU Green Deal by European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen in 2019, the EU has embarked on an ambitious goal of becoming climate-neutral continent by 2050. Meanwhile, the unprecedented health crisis has lead governments and institutions to consider drastic responses to address major economic and social impacts. Adjusting to this situation, the EU is setting up a recovery plan that will incorporate the objectives of the European Green Deal.

The EU and Russia are neighbours and major trading partners: at this challenging socio-economic conjunction EU and Russian stakeholders should interact on the path towards a lower carbon economy.

The webinar will introduce main aspects of the Green Deal and Recovery Plan to the Russian and Russian-based business community, institutional stakeholders and academia and will initiate a discussion on major questions that emanate:

  • What is the relevance of the European Green Deal for Russia? What are the ensuing challenges and opportunities in the EU- Russian trade relations?
  • Are economic recovery plans and climate objectives mutually reinforcing? Under which conditions?
  • What is the role of businesses in contributing to a win-win situation? What challenges might businesses face and how can they prepare?

Speakers:

  • Aleska SIMKIC, Deputy Head of the EU Delegation to Russia
  • Clara DE LA TORRE, Deputy Director General at Climate Action – the European Commission
  • Evgeny NIKITIN, CEO UC Rusal
  • Johan VANDERPLAETSE, President Schneider Electric – Russia/CIS, Chairman AEB-Russia
  • Alexey KOKORIN, Head, Climate and Energy Program, WWF-Russia

Moderator: Angelina DAVYDOVA, environmental journalist.

More information on the webinar

Video of the webinar  

18/06/2020


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Москва
Russia