From packaging to microplastics: unwrapping EU and international plastics policy
29 November 2023
Since we learned how to produce plastic, humans have manufactured more than 8.3 billion tonnes of it. Most of it became global waste, leading to pollution in landscapes, rivers, and oceans.
In this webinar, Hosts Ricarda Faber and Aaron Best (Ecologic Institute) will discuss how to tackle the plastic crisis and explore EU policy & global negotiations on the first binding instrument against plastic pollution with expert guests Doris Knoblauch (Ecologic Institute) and Kristian Syberg (Roskilde University).
New podcast episode!
Europe's race to renewables - cheaper, vaster, faster
The renewables race is on!
Utility-scale solar photovoltaics and onshore wind are now the cheapest sources of new power in most countries. A 2022 report from the IEA projects renewables to cover 90% of global electricity growth in 5 years, and the EU aims for 42.5% renewable energy by 2040, fueled by the Renewable Energy Directive.
In this episode, Professor Johan Lilliestam of the Research Institute for Sustainability Helmholtz Centre Potsdam (RIFS) and Dr. Andrzej Ancygier of Climate Analytics shed light on the past, present and future of renewables in the EU.
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.