Europe aspires to be the first climate-neutral continent by 2050. To achieve this, the European Commission has proposed the European Green Deal, a package of measures that should enable European citizens and businesses to benefit from the sustainable green transition. Key policies range from ambitiously cutting emissions, to investing in cutting-edge research and innovation, to preserving Europe’s natural environment.
This presentation by Jean-Eric Paquet, Director-General of Research and Innovation of the European Commission, will address the centrality of research and innovation. According to the event description, the Green Deal is “expected to be a new EU growth strategy.” But, we wonder, is infinite growth really desirable and can it be decoupled from social inequity and environmental destruction? Is there a post-growth alternative? These are questions that attendees could raise in the Q & A.
by February 9.
Monday, February 10, 12:30 – 2:00 PM
University of California, Berkeley
223 Moses Hall, Berkeley