We are proud to present our pilot project aimed at establishing a platform for continued high-level discussion on the complex issue of climate change: Prague Climate Talks. The project will host a series of debates with experts, professionals from varying relevant fields and the general public.
Prague Climate Talks is a new project aimed at establishing a platform for continued high-level discussion on the complex issue of climate change. Throughout a series of debates it will bring together experts and professionals from varying relevant fields as well as members of the general public.
The upcoming debates will be focused on the following topics:
The debate will analyze the impact of the changing geopolitical situation (following Britain’s vote to exit the EU, Trump’s unpredictable presidency etc.) on the future developments of the Paris Agreement and global efforts to mitigate climate change in general. Will the EU be able (and willing) to become the next frontrunner in international climate action or will China become the new reluctant leader? What will be the new opportunities and what could be the potential pitfalls?
The report is available here. Background policy paper: Can EU Leadership on Climate Change Unite the Fragmented Union?
The main objective of this debate will be to assess the EU’s existing and proposed climate policies. It will discuss their efficient features, as well as their weak spots, especially focusing on the limits to their improvement (e.g. internal tensions among member states, lobbying efforts from big corporations etc.) and ways to overcome them.
The report is available here. Background policy paper: Rationality of the EU ETS: Holding it Together or Preventing Deeper Changes?
The debate will focus on evaluating the current state of renewable energy use in the V4 countries. It will discuss its main obstacles (political, economic, strategic etc.), the question of subsidies, competitiveness and security of supply, as well as the projections for the future developments of the renewable sector in the region.
The report is available here. Background policy paper: Support for renewable energy in the V4: what went wrong?
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The project is co-organised by EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy and Glopolis in cooperation with Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung Prague and under the auspices of the UN Information Centre Prague.#Prague Climate Talks #climate change #debate #high-level discussion #global warming #energy
Expertise: EU climate and energy policy, environmental protection