Podcast #1: Deep dive into the European Green Deal

In 2019, the European Commission launched the European Green Deal – its strategy to transform the EU into a low-carbon society. To do so, it proposed a wide range of measures that focus not only on reducing emissions, but also on restoring nature and making sure that no one is left behind.

In this episode of ‘How Green Deal?’, Sebastian Oberthür (professor at the VUB, and UEF) helps us make sense of the all-encompassing European Green Deal. What are the EU's objectives? And how is the EU planning on reaching them?


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Prof. 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 Professor of Environmental Policy and Law at the Centre for Climate Change, Energy and Environmental Law at the University of Eastern Finland.



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Ever since the von der Leyen Commission launched the European Green Deal, European climate policy went into overdrive, and it seems like every week there is a new initiative.

To help you navigate, understand and unpack these complexities, GreenDeal-NET created a podcast in which researcher Jana Gheuens talks with leading climate experts about their work and insights. Topics range from the objectives of the Green Deal to climate adaptation and environmental movements.