The environment and the economy
12 Months, 1 Question: July 2021
Our current economic model destroys the environment while exacerbating inequalities, triggering resource scarcities, encouraging waste and threatening human health.
How should we allocate the financial, technological, human and natural resources we have to save our planet from climate breakdown? Can we achieve a just transition to a low-carbon economy within the current economic system, or should alternatives be considered? What are the policies that governments and international organizations are using to try and encourage this economic transition?
In July we will discuss the role and importance of the economy in the creation of a greener and more sustainable future.
Teaser of July 2021
Public Private Partnerships for Green City Solutions
TUESDAY 20 JULY 2021 - 4.00-5.00 p.m. CET
In cooperation with Council of Europe’s Democratic Governance Division
The webinar Public Private Partnerships for Green City Solutions will explore different approaches taken by cities towards meeting climate targets, discuss challenges and benefits associated with public private partnerships, highlight the role of innovative green finance strategies and identify ways to increase transparency, civil participation and responsiveness.
Circularity is a Virtue - An introduction to Circular Economy and field perspectives from the Western Balkan region
MONDAY, 26 JULY 2021, 4.30-5.30 P.M. CET
co-organised with The Balkan Forum
The previous 150 years of industrialization have been shaped by a linear economic model depending on the notion of ‘take-make-waste’. This pattern has enhanced heightened dependency on rare resources, resulting in both environmental damage and massive volumes of waste. To respond to these wide-ranging impacts, the development of a circular economy, based on the principle of reduced resource use, has become nothing short of a necessity...