The European Green Deal and Its Implications with Olivia Lazard


In this conversation, Ivan Vejvoda talks to our Europe's Futures Fellow, Carnegie Europe visiting scholar and COP26 attendee Olivia Lazard about the European Green Deal - the series of policy initiatives described by Ursula Von Der Leyen as Europe's 'man-on-the-moon moment'.

While decarbonization is unquestionably desirable and necessary should we think of 'the environment' as including the geopolitical, and social environments actually experienced by people in their daily lives? How do we reach the goal of net-zero without stifling the developing world? As Europe pursues strategic autonomy, is there a way for the EU to pioneer a new global model for sustainability?

This Podcast was recorded prior to the Russian invasion of Ukraine.