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What kind of economy can face up to our climate emergency reality? And how could we quickly make the changes that are necessary for the most hard-to-reach sectors?

Join us for a series of events at GEF’s COP26 Green Hub to participate in this up-to-the-minute conversation!

About the Event

Alongside several partners, GEF has been investigating the requirements of a so-called Climate Emergency Economy. We’ve focused on the questions and sectors that pose a particular challenges such as agriculture, transport infrastructure and trade, and hydrogen for the green transition.

Which sectors should be prioritised for limited “green hydrogen” and what are the geopolitical implications of hydrogen imports? How does zero carbon relate to food sovereignty and the EU’s Farm to fork strategy? And what needs to change in transport infrastructure investments in Europe and overseas (e.g. through foreign aid) to ensure a zero-carbon future?

Join our sessions at the COP26 Green Hub to engage in this debate and learn more about our findings!


This webinar is part of the project Climate Emergency Economy–organised by GEF with the support of Green House Think Tank, Wetenschappelijk Bureau GroenLinks, Green Foundation Ireland, and the Foundation for Environment and Agriculture. The project explores policies required in the most difficult sectors to decarbonise for Europe to reach net-zero emissions.


These sessions will all take place at GEF’s COP26 Green Hub. They are open to the general public and you can join both in person or online. To learn more and register in advance, please check out this link.



Wed 3rd Nov 11:00am-12:30 pm: Hydrogen in the Climate Emergency Economy 

The Scottish Green Party (SGP) is hosting the Hydrogen in the Climate Emergency Economy (hybrid) panel discussion in collaboration with GEF and Wetenschappelijk Bureau GroenLink to make space for a global conversation on the role of hydrogen in achieving net-zero by 2050 through a just transition. We will be joined by an inspiring panel of experts and decision-makers to hear about the debate on hydrogen followed by an in-person & digital audience-led Q&A. 

Location: Garnethill Room, Green Hub at Renfield Centre, 260 Bath St, Glasgow G2 4JP


  • Evert Nieuwenhuis (Wetenschappelijk Bureau Groenlinks)
  • Alex Lee (FoES)
  • Dominic Eagleton (Global Witness)

Chair: Mark Ruskell, member of the Scottish Parliament.

With the support of Scottish Greens and Wetenschappelijk Bureau GroenLinks

Thurs 4th Nov 4:30-6pm: ​Reshaping our global economies for the Climate Emergency ​

Location: Chapel – Green Hub – 260 Bath St – Glasgow

Recording: Can be accessed after the event via this link.


With the support of Green House Think Tank

Sun 7th Nov 3-5pm: ​Climate Emergency Economy — What’s missing from the agenda at COP26?​

Location: Blythswood Room – Green Hub – 260 Bath St – Glasgow
Recording: Can be accessed after the event via this link.


  • Carla Denyer – Co-leader of Green Party of England and Wales
  • Professor Julian Allwood, Professor of Engineering and the Environment at the University of Cambridge, and Head of the Use Less Group and UK FIRES
  • Laline Paul – Author, playwright, screenwriter
  • Jean Blaylock – Global Justice Now
  • Frank Habineza – MP Democratic Green Party of Rwanda
  • Natalie Bennett – Green Peer

With the support of Green House Think Tank

This event is organised by the Green European Foundation with the support of Green House Think Tank, Wetenschappelijk Bureau GroenLinks, and Green Foundation Ireland, and with the financial support of the European Parliament to the Green European Foundation

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