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.