Tufts European Horizons: The European Green New Deal: The Solution for a Sustainable Future?

Date & Time November 20, 2019 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Barnum 104
Tufts European Horizons

Tufts European Horizons will host a panel on the European Green New Deal. During her confirmation hearing by the European Parliament, incoming European Commission President Ursula Von Der Leyen promised to put in a place a “European Green New Deal” within her first 100 days in office. This promise helped her narrowly obtain confirmation with the support of Green and Socialist members of parliament. This plan seeks to implement many of the same ideas put forward by the Green New Deal in the US Congress. This deal will make the EU carbon-neutral by 2050 and establish an EU green bank which will only lend to green projects.

Panelists include William Moomaw who is a joint recipient of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize and the founder of The Global Development and Environment Institute at Tufts. Muriel Rouyer is an expert on the European Union and a professor of public policy at the Harvard Kennedy School. Juergen Braunstein is a fellow at Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center where he works on the Geopolitics of Energy Project.

This panel discussion will look at the feasibility of this policy proposal through the perspectives of scholars from both a European and an American context.