about the conference
The outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic has instigated massive societal and economic disruptions, pressing policymakers and experts to think broadly, act quickly and remain adaptive.
Now, more than ever, there is a widespread need for rapid knowledge sharing and the development of effective policy responses in this new and changing context.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, we are taking this year’s high-level Think2030 conference virtual as an online idea lab.
In the context of the acute crisis posed by the pandemic, the conference will focus on the European Green Deal, and the related developments in EU policy and their potential contributions to address climate change.
The conference will create a much-needed space for a science-, policy- and action-oriented discussion of climate-related policy issues that bridges disciplines, sectors and thematic siloes.
The conference will bring together leading experts from across Europe to exchange their ideas on what we can do now and in the coming years to secure our shared future.
Registered participants will receive further logistical information on how to participate in the virtual event via email.
with concrete recommendations on achieving the objectives of the European Green Deal.
from European think tanks, civil society organisations, academia and the private sector.
climate-neutral and sustainable planet for all.
Celebrating 25 years of Ecologic Institute
Celebrating 25 years of environmental research and consultancy: The Think2030 conference is taking place as part of Ecologic Institute’s 25th anniversary. Further information on Ecologic Institute and its activities can be found on the Ecologic Institute website.
Day 1 – Monday, 16 Nov
13:00 – 15:45
Opening plenary and discussion panel
In the context of the acute crisis posed by the coronavirus pandemic, the first day of the conference will focus on the European Green Deal, the related developments in EU policy and their potential contributions to address climate change.
Day 2 – Tuesday, 17 Nov
10:30 – 16:45
Breakout groups & closing plenary
The second day of the conference will create a much-needed space for science-, policy- and action-oriented discussion of climate-related policy issues, bringing together leading experts from across Europe to exchange their ideas on what we can do now and in the coming years to secure our shared future.
Registration to the conference is open to invited participants. If you have not received a personal invitation, but would like to register for the event, we cannot guarantee your acceptance. Our conference team will contact you after your registration.
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This project is implemented with the support of the LIFE Programme of the European Union. We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the funders of this year’s conference: the European Climate Initiative (EUKI) of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety; and the in-kind contributions of think tanks involved in Think2030.
The Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) established the European Climate Initiative (EUKI) to cooperate even closer in the development and implementation of EU climate policy. Through EUKI, climate actors can learn from each other; the initiative supports inner-European dialogue, the exchange of good practice, awareness raising, and knowledge transfer.