Latest Podcast Episode Discusses the European Green Deal and its Implications

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In this conversation, Ivan Vejvoda talks to Europe's Futures fellow and Carnegie Europe visiting scholar and COP26 attendee Olivia Lazard about the European Green Deal.

This series of policy initiatives has been 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 full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine.

In addition to her roles at the IWM and Carnegie Europe, Olivia Lazard is an environmental peacemaking and mediation practitioner with years of experience at NGOs, the UN and the EU. You can read more about her Europe's Futures project on her page on our website.

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