Policy Forum 3: Unilateralisation and sustainability

Thursday 27 October 2022, 16:00 to 17:30

The European Union has recently launched multiple new trade policy measures. The 3E Research Centre of the Brussels School of Governance, the Ghent Institute for International and European Studies and CCEEL of the University of Eastern Finland are organising a series of four public policy forums,  where distinguished experts will discuss the rationales, functioning and potential consequences of the new measures – are we witnessing a more unilateralist EU?  

Policy Forum 3: Unilateralisation and sustainability - Thu 27 October 2022, 16:00-17:30

Speakers: S. Bartelt (Cabinet Urpilainen (INTPA)), M Bozay (Perm Rep Türkiye), Costa e Silva (Brazilian Mission to EU). Moderators:  F. de Ville, Dr. K. Holzer

Policy measures:

  • Deforestation Initiative (DI)
  • Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence (CSDD)
  • Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM)

The DI, CSDD and CBAM, were introduced as a part of the European Green Deal to act on the current environmental twin crises of climate change and biodiversity loss & degradation. So is the EU “leading by example” or pursuing primarily its own interests? Do these unilateral instruments complement or undermine multilateral processes around the Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals?  This panel highlights the internal and external perspectives on the EU’s unilateral sustainability instruments.

This session will take place in an online format: please register here.


16.00 – 16.10 Welcome

  • Dr Kateryna Holzer (Centre for Climate Change, Energy and Environment, UEF)
  • Prof. Ferdi de Ville (Ghent Institute for International and European Studies)

16.10 – 16.25

A globally sustainable EU

  • Sandra Bartelt, Deputy Head of Cabinet (Commissioner, Urpilainen, INTPA) the European Commission

16.25 – 16.40 Commentary

  • Mehmet Kemal Bozay, Permanent Representative of Türkiye to the EU
  • Pedro Miguel Costa e Silva, Ambassador, Head of Mission of Brazil to the European Union

16.40-17.10 Panel discussion

17.10 – 17.30 Q & A with the audience


Organised as a part of the Jean Monnet Chair ECOvalence (Grant 101085564)