The EU Green Deal
How was the EU Green Deal conceptualized before COVID-19? Has the pandemic diminished resources dedicated to combat climate change and force energy transition, or to the contrary, is there now more urgency behind these policies? This lecture will explore the economics of decarbonizing, the efficacy of ‘fiscal activism,’ and ‘green macroeconomics’ vs. mobilizing private sector money.
A virtual discussion with:
Magnus Nordanskog is Counsellor at the European Parliament Liaison Office (EPLO) in Washington, DC where he works primarily on the environment, climate change, energy, public health, and economic and monetary issues. Before joining EPLO in 2019, he worked for 10 years as a senior administrator at the Committee on Legal Affairs in Brussels and the Court of Justice of the EU in Luxembourg.
Nicolae Ștefănuță is a Member of the European Parliament (MEP) for the Save Romania Union in the Renew Europe Group since 2019. In addition to his role as MEP, he serves as the Vice-Chair on the delegation for relations with the U.S. and serves as a member a full member of the Committee on Budgets, the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety, and the Special Committee on Beating Cancer. He is also a Georgetown University alum with an M.A. in Public Policy Management from the McCourt School of Public Policy.
Jonas Heering is a second-year student from Bonn, Germany in the M.A. in German and European Studies program at Georgetown University. His research interests include disinformation and the impact of social media on democracy and international relations, as well as EU-Russian relations. He is also one of the co-chairs of the BMW Center’s annual graduate student conference and one of the executive producers of the Center’s podcast, The Europe Desk.
This event is supported by the Michael C. Olshausen Fund and in partnership with the European Parliament Liason Office.