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6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Join us for a series of talks “Green Transition for Europe” consisting of 4 seminars and explore what are the opportunities and challenges in the post-COVID-19 era. 


COVID-19 has exposed the shortcomings of our public systems weakened for decades by those same policies that led to the 2008 economic crisis. From the impacts of climate change and the environmental crisis, there are important lessons for the future to draw: the first is that the global economic system is leaking through many holes that are costly to fix. The second is that living, as we have done up to now, against nature is incompatible with survival. Thirdly, the green transition is unavoidable and urgent, difficult and not without its sacrifices, but possible. Let’s make it happen together!

About the Event:

In this series of 4 roundtables, we invite you to reflect, together with high-level speakers, researchers, NGO leaders and politicians on how to seek realistic alternatives. If the green transition is necessary, as all the environmental and social indicators show, how can we implement it?

We will try to answer some of these questions in our sessions starting early October covering topics such as biodiversity and global change, decarbonisation, energy transition, agri-food systems, economy and taxation.


October 8th
Biodiversity and global change

  • Fernando Valladares, PhD in Biological Sciences, research professor at the CSIC (Centre of Scientific Research), where he leads the group on Ecology and Global Change
  • Andrés Barbosa, manager of the State Research Agency’s Polar Programme and researcher at the CSIC (Centre of Scientific Research)

Moderator: Rosa Martín Tristán, journalist

October 15th
Decarbonisation of the economy and energy transition

  • Marie Toussaint, jurist and MEP in the Green/EFA Group
  • Pedro Prieto, Vice-President of the Spanish Association for the Study of EnergyResources (AEREN)
  • Giorgos Kallis, ecological economist and ICREA Research Professor at ICTA – Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Moderator: Marta Ojea, journalist expert on environment and energy

*Simultaneous translation (English-Spanish)

October 22nd
Present and future of the agri-food system

  • Olivier de Schutter, co-chair of IPES-Food and UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights
  • Marta G. Rivera-Ferré, Director of the Chair of Agroecology and Food Systems at the University of VIC-UCC and member of the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
  • Benoît Biteau, organic farmer and MEP in the Green/EFA Group

Moderator: Dolores Raigón, vice-president of the Spanish Society for Organic Agriculture

*Simultaneous translation (French-Spanish)

October 29th
Economy and taxation

  • Ernest Urtasun, MEP. Vice-president of the Greens/EFA in the European Parliament (tbc)
  • Natalia Fabra, professor in the Department of Economics at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

Moderator: Fernando Rodrigo, Fundación Transición Verde

*Simultaneous translation (English-Spanish)



When: from 18:30h-19:30h CET on the following days:

  • Thursday 08 October
  • Thursday 15 October
  • Thursday 22 October
  • Thursday 29 October

Where: Online platform – ZOOM

Language: Spanish

Registrations are open: http://transicionverde.es/ciclo-transicion-verde/

*in Spanish


“This series of events is organised by the Green European Foundation with the support of Transición Verde and with the financial support of the European Parliament to the Green European Foundation.”

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