A European Green Deal for the Urban Age

This online debate brings together city representatives and experts to unpack the urban dimension of the European Green Deal, and reflect on the opportunities it offers for the future transformation of our cities.

ACTIVIDAD REALIZADA
18 noviembre 2020 - 16:00h
LOCALIZACIÓN: CIDOB’s Youtube channel
ORGANIZADO POR: CIDOB’s Global Cities Programme, with the support of Barcelona City Council

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Objetivo

The European Green Deal has been described as both the greatest challenge and opportunity for the European Union since the creation of a single market. Its ambition to halve emissions by 2030 and make Europe the first climate-neutral continent by 2050 will require the re-evaluation of almost every aspect of European policymaking in terms of the imperative of sustainable green growth that leaves no one behind. At the same time, the Covid-19 crisis has highlighted the opportunities that the green transition offers for Europe’s socioeconomic recovery and future. 

With over 70% of the European population living in urban areas, cities will be at the heart of the transformation that the Green Deal is to drive. The majority of the initiative’s planned objectives – from the shift to low-emission mobility, a toxic-free environment, clean energy, a circular economy, energy efficient building and renovation, and biodiversity preservation – will require strong partnerships with cities and collaboration across multiple scales of government. 

Join us for an online debate that brings together city representatives and experts to unpack the urban dimension of the European Green Deal, and reflect on the opportunities it offers for the future transformation of our cities.  

>> The event will be streamed live at CIDOB’s Youtube channel

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Participantes

SPEAKERS

Hannah Abdullah

Hannah Abdullah

Research Fellow, Global Cities Programme, CIDOB

Paolo Bertoldi

Paolo Bertoldi

Senior Expert, Directorate for Energy, Transport and Climate, European Commission Joint Research Centre

Laia Bonet

Laia Bonet

Third Deputy Mayor for the 2030 Agenda and Digital Transformation, Sports and Territorial and Metropolitan Coordination, Barcelona City Council

Pol Morillas

Pol Morillas

Director, CIDOB

Anni Sinnemäki

Anni Sinnemäki

Deputy Mayor for Urban Environment, City of Helsinki

Wolfgang Teubner

Wolfgang Teubner

Regional Director for Europe, ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability

A European Green Deal for the Urban Age ACTIVIDAD REALIZADA

16:00h Opening remarks

Pol Morillas, Director, CIDOB (Barcelona Centre for International Affairs)

16:05h Presentation of introductory video

The session will begin with the streaming of an introductory video in which experts raise key aspects of the urban dimension of the European Green Deal, including the mobility and energy transition, citizen participation and the financing of cities’ green transition. 

16:10h Panel Discussion

Laia Bonet, Third Deputy Mayor for the 2030 Agenda and Digital Transformation, Sports and Territorial and Metropolitan Coordination, Barcelona City Council  

Wolfgang Teubner, Regional Director for Europe, ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability

Anni Sinnemäki, Deputy Mayor for Urban Environment, City of Helsinki

Paolo Bertoldi, Senior Expert, Directorate for Energy, Transport and Climate, European Commission Joint Research Centre

Moderator:        Hannah Abdullah, Research Fellow, Global Cities Programme, CIDOB (Barcelona Centre for International Affairs)

16:45h Q&A