The Future of the European Green Deal

Challenges and Opportunities After the European Elections

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  • When

    Wednesday 19th June 2024 from 16.00 CEST

  • Where

    U-Residence, VUB, Brussels/Online

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Join us for “The Future of the European Green Deal: Challenges and Opportunities After the European Elections” – a hybrid panel discussion hosted by The Earth Society, YEE (Youth and Environment Europe), and VUB (Vrije Universiteit Brussel). The panel will be followed by a networking drink!

Why are we doing this

The European elections are around the corner and the landscape for climate action is expected to shift. What does this mean for the future of the European Green Deal?

Whether you are a policymaker, researcher, student, or simply passionate about climate action, this event is for you!

This is your chance to hear from leading experts and engage in a critical discussion about:

Meet the speakers

Flora Dicke

Researcher at Ecologic Institute

Flora Dicke works as a Researcher at Ecologic Institute in Berlin. Her main areas of research are German and EU climate mitigation and adaption policy, as well as topics connected to political economy and socio-economics. Her current activities center around the EU-funded Horizon 2020 project “Transformative Policies for a Climate-Neutral European Union (4I-TRACTION)”, where she works on policy instruments with transformative potential and supports the synthesis of project results and their dissemination. Additionally, she is involved in the socio-economic assessment of adaptation measures and assesses international taxation options for the benefit of climate finance.

Sebastian Oberthür

Professor and Co-director

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

Stephanny Ulivieri

Project Lead at YEE

Stephanny is a young intersectional activist working in the fields of climate change, biodiversity, migration, and displacement with an academic background in international relations, development and international cooperation. She has experience working for the UN, the European Commission and for several youth-led organizations at an European and global level. She currently works with YEE as a Project Lead for Sustainaware, an initiative focused on addressing the topic of environmental health and climate sustainability through building the capacity of European organizations to work across sectors.
Andrea Casamenti

Just Transition Policy Coordinator at Solidar Foundation

Andrea Casamenti is the Policy Coordinator for Just Transition at SOLIDAR, a network of over 50 civil society organisations across Europe representing millions of people committed to social justice and solidarity. Andrea leads SOLIDAR’s policy and advocacy work on a socially just transition to sustainable development in Europe, including the management of the European Alliance for a Just Transition, a coalition bringing together more than 40 European stakeholders with a common vision for a just transition in Europe.

Arvea Marieni

Partner and board member at Brainscapita

Arvea is a partner and board member of the management consulting firm Brainscapital, a shareholder of the French engineering firm BEAM CUBE, where she co-leads the Ecological Transition Solutions Division, and a special commentator on current affairs for CGTN. As a strategic advisor, climate policy expert and innovation manager, she specialises in EU-China environmental cooperation and serves as an expert for the European Commission, including Horizon evaluations, and as a consultant to the UNFCCC. In 2024, she was invited to join the Steering Committee of the Master in Agricultural and Food Economics at the Università CaSolica del Sacro Cuore, Cremona Campus.

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