Launch of the European Chair for Sustainable Development and Climate Transition
25 November 2020
Roundtable on the Political Economy of Implementing Net Zero Emissions
15 April 2021

Europe’s Role in the World to Advance Climate Neutrality

This event took place on November 25, 2020. It was co-organized by the School of Public Affairs and the Paris School of International Affairs and took place in the framework of the official launch of the European Chair on Sustainable Development and Climate Transition.

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 discussed 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.

Opening: Teresa Ribera, Minister for Ecological Transition of Spain

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.