New podcast episode!
Material world: Using resources sustainably in a time of planetary crises
In this episode of "Green Deal – Big Deal?", we tackle the complex world of natural resources, a topic that underpins many aspects of Europe's ambition for a green future.
In conversation with guests Janez Potočnik, Co-chair of the International Resources Panel, and Florika Fink-Hooijer, Director-General of European Commission’s DG Environment, hosts Aaron Best and Ewa Iwaszuk discuss how the use of natural resources is closely linked to the climate and biodiversity crises, highlighting the global nature of resource use and its impacts.
Bringing creativity and beauty to Europe's green transition
24 January 2024
In this last webinar, we looked at the New European Bauhaus Initiative and discussed how the EU can integrate science, technology, art, culture and community participation to enhance sustainability in the European Union.
Two expert guests joined us for the webinar. Alina Ujupan is part of the team behind the European Commission’s New European Bauhaus Initiative. Edouard Cabay is the winner of a recent New European Bauhaus prize for Spain’s first 3D-printed building using earth.
Green Deal - Big Deal?
The podcast discussing Europe's Green Future
Ursula von der Leyen, the President of the European Commission, described the European Green Deal as Europe's "man on the moon" moment. With this plan, the European Union aims to achieve climate neutrality by 2050, protect and enhance nature, and sustainably transform the European economy and society.
But what exactly is the European Green Deal? How will it change our everyday life? And what challenges does it pose?
In our podcast and webinar series "Green deal – Big Deal?" we take a critical look at these questions and discuss various aspects of the European Green Deal with experts from policy, business and science.
Are you interested in environmental issues or European policy? Would you like to understand what the European Green Deal is, how does it work and how will it impact our lives in the years to come?
Together with interview guests from policy, business and science our podcast hosts – Aaron Best, Ewa Iwaszuk and Ricarda Faber from Ecologic Institute – will help you make sense of the European Green Deal and its complexity. In a series of podcast episodes, we will help you understand the significance of different measures by focusing on specific themes. We will talk about topics such as sustainable fashion, the future of cities and how will our diets look like in 2050.
Listening is nice, but not enough for you? You are in luck! In addition to the podcast series, we are organising a series of eight online events, targeting young Europeans aged 18-35. Enter the dialogue with us and our invited experts. We are keen to hear your questions, suggestions and ideas and discuss them together.