Inaugural lecture: Delivering on the European Green Deal

Tuesday 28 March 2023, 14:15 to 15:45
Zoom & Rome meeting room at the Brussels School of Governance

Delivering on the European Green Deal:

Governing the climate transition beyond emission reductions


The transition to climate stabilization implies a long-lasting, sustained policy effort and a societal transformation that goes far beyond reducing greenhouse gas emissions to net zero. It requires a suitable EU governance framework for planning, decision-making, implementation, monitoring and review, as well as public participation and mobilisation. Such a framework must empower democratic European societies to take ownership of the climate transition and effectively and fairly address the climate challenge. The lecture will review the EU’s existing climate governance framework in this respect and identify major options for making it fully fit for realizing the climate transition.

This freely accessible lecture will refer to the Policy Options Paper "Towards an EU Climate Governance Framework to Deliver on the European Green Deal".

The lecture will take place in a hybrid format:


14h15: Welcome & introduction by Prof. Stefano Schiavo, Director of the SSI

14h30: Lecture by Sebastian Oberthür

15h15: Q&A

15h45: End


SebastianProf. Dr. Sebastian Oberthür is the Co-Director of the Research Centre for Environment, Economy and Energy, and Professor for Environment and Sustainable Development at the Brussels School of Governance (BSoG). He is also a Professor of Environmental Policy and Law at the Centre for Climate Change, Energy and Environmental Law at the University of Eastern Finland.

He has extensive expertise on European and international environmental governance, policy and law, including climate governance, with an emphasis on institutional issues and perspectives.


This lecture will be recorded and will be made accessible through our YouTube channel.


The is lecture is organised by GreenDeal-NET.