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Climate Lecture 6 Feb 2020 - The European Green Deal: Striving to be the Fi...

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European Green Deal

The Commission communication on the European Green Deal was the first policy paper that Ursula von der Leyen's Commission adopted in mid-December 2019, within her first two weeks of being in office. One of the main objectives of the European Green Deal is to make Europe the first climate neutral continent by 2050. No doubt, this will require a major transformation and modernisation of the European economy and society within the next three decades that leaves nobody behind.

The European Green Deal outlines the first set of around fifty major regulatory and supporting initiatives to be kicked off within the coming two years. They will cover a broad array of EU policies in the fields of climate, energy, industry, mobility, agriculture/forestry, environment, sustainable finance, investments, taxation as well as external relations including trade.

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Dr Runge-Metzger is a Director at the DG Climate Action in the European Union, a position he has held since January 2016, covering the development of domestic and international climate strategies; overseeing the governance of EU climate action; regulating greenhouse gas emission from non-ETS sectors including buildings, road transport which includes decarbonising fuels, land use, land use change, forestry, waste, carbon capture, use and storage. Additionally, he supportis innovation and modernisation in the EU's energy and industrial sectors, including the setting up of the Innovation and Modernisation Fund.

For twelve years prior he led on climate strategy and international climate negotiations including the adoption of the Paris Agreement in 2015. Until mid-2003, Dr Runge-Metzer held various Commission assignments in Sarajevo, Brussels and Harare. He holds a doctoral degree in agricultural economics from the University of Gottingen.


FULL LECTURE DETAILS ARE NOW AVAILABLE:

http://www.epa.ie/climate/communicatingclimatescience/climatechangelectureseriesandpresentations/

Queries to: Sonja Smith s.smith@epa.ie

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This conference is convened by the Environmental Protection Agency and the National Dialogue on Climate Action, which is a Government of Ireland initiative funded by the Department of Communications Climate Action and Environment.


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