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Green Deal reloaded — Perspectives for a Sustainable and Just Transition of the EU

The paper series »Green Deal reloaded — Perspectives for a Sustainable and Just Transition of the EU« is a joint project of the Genshagen Foundation and the Institut Montaigne as part of the Genshagen Forum for French-German Dialogue. In the context of the COVID-19 crisis and the European recovery programmes, it aims to promote a high-level French-German dialogue on the economic, social and political implications of climate policies.
The series provides a platform for leading French and German experts to outline a more sustainable and resilient model for the future and examine the European Union’s potential as a key actor of the ecological transformation.

Partner : Institut Montaigne

Sponsors : German Federal Foreign Office, Association for the Promotion of the Genshagen Foundation

Contact: Marie Augère, Elisabeth Hoffmann

Christian Gollier, Executive Director of the Toulouse School of Economics (TSE), argues in this article for a uniform, steep and gradually increasing CO2 price throughout Europe in order to advance the ecological transformation of the economy at the necessary speed.

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In this contribution, Barbara Praetorius, Professor for Sustainability, Environmental and Energy Economics and Policy at the Berlin University of Applied Sciences for Engineering and Economics (HTW), analyses ways to make the European industry fit for the future with a targeted, climate-oriented industrial policy harmonized across Europe.

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In this third contribution of our series, Wolfgang Lemb, Executive Board Member of IG-Metall, and Philippe Portier, National Secretary in the Executive Committee of CFDT, discuss the opportunities and challenges of the “Just Transition” in France and Germany. They conclude that in order to avoid structural fracturing, the resources of the Just Transition Fund must be significantly increased.

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In this interview, sociologists Yann Le Lann and Sabrina Zajak analyse the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic on the climate movements in France and Germany from a comparative perspective. They argue that new challenges have led to renewed forms of protest and increased cooperation with other social movements around discourses of social justice. Overall, climate movements view the Green Deal of the European Commission critically.

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Patrizia Nanz, Director of the Forum for the Franco-German Future, and Sébastien Treyer, Director General of IDDRI, analyze the effects of the Covid crisis on the social, economic and political transformations at work in the fight against global warming. In this interview, both make recommendations for their operationalization.

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