Green and Global Europe

Green and Global Europe

Wednesday 23 November 2022
Wed, 2022-11-23 13:30 - 14:30
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Green and Global Europe: Acting on Climate Change in a more Geopolitical World


Wednesday 23 November 2022, 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Room N207, 1 Saint-Thomas


Lecture by: Nathalie Tocci, Director, Istituto Affari Internazionali

Discussed by: Marc Ringel, Professor and European Chair for Sustainable Development and Climate Transition, Sciences Po

Chaired by: Arancha Gonzalez, Dean, PSIA, Sciences Po


After years of existential crisis, Europe has found a new raison d'être: the European Green Deal and the energy transition that lies at its core. This green Europe represents a normative vision, an economic growth strategy, as well as a route to a political Union that would enhance EU integration and legitimacy. The unprecedented nature of the current energy transition, however, represents both a unique opportunity and a huge challenge to Europe's future prosperity.

Guest speaker, Nathalie Tocci, will argue that the EU must not act in isolation or ignore the adverse effects of the transition on Member States and neighbours. By adopting a truly global approach to the energy transition, she will explain how Europe can deliver on its responsibilities to people and the planet alike, and avoid unleashing social, economic and security problems that could come biting back at the Union.


Nathalie Tocci is Director of the Istituto Affari Internazionali, Honorary Professor at the University of Tübingen, independent and non-executive board member of the energy company Eni and Europe’s Futures fellow at the Institute for Human Sciences (Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen, IWM). She has been Special Advisor to EU High Representatives Federica Mogherini and Josep Borrell. In that capacity, she wrote the European Global Strategy and worked on its implementation.

Her research interests include European integration and European foreign policy, the Middle East, Eastern Europe, transatlantic relations, multilateralism, conflict resolution, energy, climate and defence.

She has published widely and is a frequent media commentator. Her new book, A Green and Global Europe will be published by Polity in October 2022.


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