Research meets Politics: A Franco-German response to the Climate Crisis?

Mardi 15 juin 2021 13h30 à 17h00
Organisé parHertie School Jacques Delors Centre, Sciences Po, Federal Foreign office Co-organisé parCIVICA

By 2050, Europe wants to be the first climate-neutral continent. This challenge cannot be met without innovative and transnational solutions. In this context, “Research meets Politics” provides a Franco-German platform to explore synergies between science and politics in response to the climate crisis.

Many experts will discuss scientific proposals that can address these issues, and in which way do policymakers respond to them? How will France and Germany meet these challenges?

13.30-14.30: European Green Deal: Now is the time for Franco-German initiatives

Welcome remarks: Pascal Lamy, President of the Jacques Delors Centre’s Advisory Board.

The European Green Deal aims at making the EU carbon neutral by 2050. To achieve this unparalleled ambition, joining efforts will be imperative. Which Franco-German projects and initiatives could give the European Green Deal dynamism and visibility?

  • Prof. Maja Göpel, Scientific Director of The New Institute
  • Enrico Letta, President of the Institut Jacques Delors, Former Dean of the Paris School of International Affairs (PSIA) at Sciences Po.
  • Svenja Schulze , German Minister for the Environment 
  • Sébastien Treyer, Executive Director, IDDRI)

Moderation: Hanna Gersmann, Journalist.

14.45-15.45: Climate change and security: a challenge for the United Nations

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Climate change will have a massive and global impact on security risks. What can France and Germany do to mitigate these risks and strengthen UN-cooperation in this area?

  • Sophia Bachmann, Youth delegate for sustainable development, DBJR
  • Prof. François Gemenne, Sciences Po
  • Audrey Mathieu, Senior Advisor EU climate policy, Germanwatch
  • Asako Okai, Director UNDP Crisis bureau

Moderation: Thomas Pellerin-Carlin, Institut Jacques Delors.

16.00-17.00: Shaping sustainable finance

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The financial sector can be a powerful instrument to accelerate the transition towards carbon neutrality. Which difficulties must be overcome, and which rules could encourage actors from the financial sector to work towards sustainable development? What are the respective positions both in Germany and France, and how can potential synergies emerge?

  • Sima Kammourieh, Senior Policy Advisor, E3G
  • Sabine Mauderer, Board of directors, Deutsche Bundesbank
  • Laurence Parisot, Chairwoman, Citi
  • Thierry Philipponnat, Head of Research and Advocacy, Finance Watch

Moderation: Sebastian Mack, Jacques Delors Centre.

« Research meets Politics » is held online and will be simultaneously interpreted into English, French and German

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