Launch of the European Chair For Sustainable Development and Climate Transition

Wednesday 25 November 2020 17h15 à 20h30
Organized bySciences Po (Paris School of International Affairs; School of Public Affairs)

On the occasion of the inauguration of the Sciences Po’s European Chair for Sustainable Development and Climate Transition, the School of Public Affairs and the Paris School of International Affairs are pleased to present a two-session event.

Panel I: Europe’s Role in the World to Advance Climate Neutrality (5:15 PM – 6:45 PM)

The European Green Deal aims to make the continent climate neutral by 2050. To be impactful, new forms of citizen, labor and business engagements are required to consolidate and advance hard-won social and environmental gains not only in Europe but in other countries and regions as well.

The panel will discuss ideas on Europe’s role in advancing a socially inclusive and carbon neutral economic development across the world.

Chair: Enrico Letta, Dean of the Paris School of International Affairs, Sciences Po.

A panel discussion with:

  • Naoko Ishii, Professor, University of Tokyo; former CEO of the Global Environment Facility
  • Carlos Lopes, Professor, University of Cape Town; African Union High Representative for Partnerships with Europe
  • Sunita Narain, Director-General, Centre for Science and Environment, New Delhi
  • Jeff Sachs, University Professor, Columbia University
  • Jacob Werksman, Principal Advisor on EU Climate Policy, European Commission.

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Panel II: Territorial Inclusion for a Stronger Resilient Europe (7:00 PM – 8:30 PM)

Europe is at the forefront globally on social, economic and environmental rights. However, the European project is itself now under scrutiny with societies animated by widening income and wealth inequality, political and social polarization, and lasting human and economic damage from COVID-19 pandemic.

The panel will discuss ideas to forge a stronger and more resilient Europe through the lens of territorial inclusion.

Chair: Yann Algan, Dean of the School of Public Affairs, Sciences Po

Opening: Elisa Ferreira, European Commissioner for Cohesion and Reforms

A panel discussion with:

  • Charlotte Halpern, Researcher, Center for European Studies and Comparative Politics, Sciences Po
  • Joaquim Oliveira Martins, Deputy Director at the OECD Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions and Cities
  • Laurence Tubiana, CEO of the European Climate Foundation (ECF), Chair of the Board of Governors at the French Development Agency (AFD).

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About the Chair : Co-hosted by the School of Public Affairs and the Paris School of International Affairs, the Chair is resolutely transdisciplinary, seeking to develop integrative thinking to help resolve complex challenges of sustainable development and climate transition. The Chair is headed by Shiv Someshwar, Professor at Sciences Po.

This event is open to Sciences Po community members and the general public. `

Read more about the European Chair for Sustainable Development and Climate Transition

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