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2 September 2020

12:00-13:00 CET

The rationale for a green recovery is clear: the disruption caused by COVID-19 offers an opportunity to build a new eco-friendly system, for the benefit of current and future generations. But pursuing a green recovery might not be as straightforward as one might think. Trade-offs must be weighed between the need to provide a short-term stimulus to the economy and the need to address the long-term challenge posed by global warming. This session will unpack this multifaceted topic, shedding light on the potential ways forward.

  • Chair: Simone Tagliapietra, Research Fellow, Bruegel

  • Samantha Smith, Director, Just Transition Centre, International Trade Union Confederation

  • Barbara Frei, EVP Europe Operations, Schneider Electric

  • Steven Fries, Chief Economist, Shell

  • Georg Zachmann, Senior Fellow, Bruegel

We are still waiting to confirm and additional speaker for this session.

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Barbara Frei

Executive Vice President Europe Operations, Schneider Electric

Samantha Smith

Director, Just Transition Centre, International Trade Union Confederation

Georg Zachmann

Senior fellow, Bruegel

Steven Fries

Chief Economist, Shell

Simone Tagliapietra

Research fellow, Bruegel

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